Regardless of whether you are experiencing substance misuse, mental health challenges or an additional condition, emotional therapies are extremely powerful in helping you understand yourself and the pathway to recovery.
Our team of psychologists uses cutting-edge, research-based psychological methods, such as brain spotting, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy, and solution-focused therapy. The psychologist’s approach to therapy will be tailored to your own personal experience and issues. Many of these approaches are “talking therapies”, as the professional partners with the guest to resolve many issues and destructive patterns, replacing them with positive outlets and ways of thinking.
Similar to psychology, our highly experienced counsellors work collaboratively with guests to process emotions, experiences, and trauma. We do not use unqualified psychotherapists – our team are completely degree-qualified counsellors, and are all members of relevant professional associations.
The Banyans Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Anja Kriegeskotten is an EAGALA-accredited equine-assisted therapy specialist and has more than 6,000 hours of experience in this framework for emotional therapy. Equine-assisted psychotherapy is based on the natural herd-based instinct of horses to communicate through body language. Through a variety of activities and natural relationship with the horses, guests gain insight and understanding into issues that may be difficult for them to rationalise in talking therapies.
Neurologic music therapy is the creative use of music to encourage positive health and wellbeing, under the supervision and guidance of a Masters-qualified neurologic music therapist. The research-based method of emotional therapy engages the individual through musical techniques to achieve non-musical goals such as self-reflection. Benefits of music therapy also include opportunities for social engagement, participation, communication, self-expression, and relaxation.
Delivered by a degree-qualified counsellor, art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve emotional wellbeing. It offers therapeutic benefits particularly to those experiencing grief, trauma, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Creative therapies engage the side of the brain that stores implicit and non-verbal memories or feelings. This can be very helpful for individuals who find talking therapies more difficult.