Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Cardiff

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Photo of Arfa Begum, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Arfa Begum
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF24
Hello, I hope you are all well and keeping safe in this difficult time. I can understand the uncertainty, struggle, stress, and worries this COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. We are all in the familiar boat and highly likely experiencing similar emotions. I would like to do my bit and my best to help you get through this difficult time. Hence, I am offering low-cost counseling for those experiencing financial difficulties or receiving universal credit. I can help with achieving mental well-being through mindfulness techniques and techniques that can help instantly switch off from those worrying vicious cycles of thoughts.
Hello, I hope you are all well and keeping safe in this difficult time. I can understand the uncertainty, struggle, stress, and worries this COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. We are all in the familiar boat and highly likely experiencing similar emotions. I would like to do my bit and my best to help you get through this difficult time. Hence, I am offering low-cost counseling for those experiencing financial difficulties or receiving universal credit. I can help with achieving mental well-being through mindfulness techniques and techniques that can help instantly switch off from those worrying vicious cycles of thoughts.
029 2267 1991 View 029 2267 1991
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Therapist online
Psychotherapist
Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and use mindfulness techniques.
Hello, welcome. I can imagine how difficult it must be searching through the profiles trying to find the right therapist. Making the decision to seek help for your child/grandchild is a brave one and sometimes it can be difficult. I have been told by clients that I am calm, warm, welcoming, and approachable; and can put them at ease. I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist who specialises in 7-18 years olds who until recently worked in CAMHS for the NHS for over six years. I decided to work in private practice after seeing so many children whom I could help turned away by CAMHS or who were waiting a long time to get help.
I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and use mindfulness techniques.
Hello, welcome. I can imagine how difficult it must be searching through the profiles trying to find the right therapist. Making the decision to seek help for your child/grandchild is a brave one and sometimes it can be difficult. I have been told by clients that I am calm, warm, welcoming, and approachable; and can put them at ease. I am a Child and Adolescent Therapist who specialises in 7-18 years olds who until recently worked in CAMHS for the NHS for over six years. I decided to work in private practice after seeing so many children whom I could help turned away by CAMHS or who were waiting a long time to get help.
029 2010 4835 View 029 2010 4835
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Ceri Isaacs
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
Ceri trained and works as a person centred therapist based in mindfulness.
Ceri knows and fully understands how life can be challenging, demanding, difficult and downright miserable on occasion. Ceri will take in and hear what your challenges are, what you want to achieve and what you expect from your therapy. An introductory session is offered to ensure you feel comfortable to work with me. A therapeutic relationship ideally develops which is where the healing takes place.
Ceri trained and works as a person centred therapist based in mindfulness.
Ceri knows and fully understands how life can be challenging, demanding, difficult and downright miserable on occasion. Ceri will take in and hear what your challenges are, what you want to achieve and what you expect from your therapy. An introductory session is offered to ensure you feel comfortable to work with me. A therapeutic relationship ideally develops which is where the healing takes place.
029 2271 1285 View 029 2271 1285
Photo of Gwyn Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Gwyn Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF5
I offer a space where you can feel safe to explore your inner emotional difficulties. By coming into a deeper relationship with our inner lives, we can process our emotional pain directly. If we can speak from our feelings, rather than about our feelings, our embodied self feels met, and seen. This can be a powerful way of working through our difficulties.A psychotherapy based on mindfulness asks a client to deepen into their understanding of their inner lives, which includes their felt sense, inner sensations, memories, patterns, defences, shadow, repressed parts and unevolved parts.
I offer a space where you can feel safe to explore your inner emotional difficulties. By coming into a deeper relationship with our inner lives, we can process our emotional pain directly. If we can speak from our feelings, rather than about our feelings, our embodied self feels met, and seen. This can be a powerful way of working through our difficulties.A psychotherapy based on mindfulness asks a client to deepen into their understanding of their inner lives, which includes their felt sense, inner sensations, memories, patterns, defences, shadow, repressed parts and unevolved parts.
01446 501382 View 01446 501382
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Julie Elizabeth Dykes
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF24
I am a qualified Psychotherapist who specialises in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Clinical Supervision, also integrating Mindfulness, EMDR and other evidence based therapies.
Sessions available both in person and online. Specialising in anxiety and trauma and related issues, and with over 20 years experience as a Senior psychotherapist, using CBT, integrative therapy, EMDR and Clinical Supervision I work with TRAUMA, anxiety disorders and a wide range of related and other issues. I have worked within University, workplace, NHS and and other settings as well as in private practice. Based in the Penylan /Roath area of Cardiff I offer a warm and safe, confidential welcome or can work with you online via Zoom.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist who specialises in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Clinical Supervision, also integrating Mindfulness, EMDR and other evidence based therapies.
Sessions available both in person and online. Specialising in anxiety and trauma and related issues, and with over 20 years experience as a Senior psychotherapist, using CBT, integrative therapy, EMDR and Clinical Supervision I work with TRAUMA, anxiety disorders and a wide range of related and other issues. I have worked within University, workplace, NHS and and other settings as well as in private practice. Based in the Penylan /Roath area of Cardiff I offer a warm and safe, confidential welcome or can work with you online via Zoom.
029 2167 9418 View 029 2167 9418
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Melissa Steyn
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Cardiff CF10  (Online Only)
I work from a Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training. Moreover, I work holistically thus exploring the mind-body connection; alongside helping clients to gain a better understanding of the automatic nervous system (ANS) and more importantly to learn how to regulate their nervous system.
I work from a Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training. Moreover, I work holistically thus exploring the mind-body connection; alongside helping clients to gain a better understanding of the automatic nervous system (ANS) and more importantly to learn how to regulate their nervous system.
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Photo of Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF11
I offer mindfulness and compassionate theraputic services in a safe environment.
Working creatively to explore the spoken and unspoken. I'm a qualified Humanistic Existential Therapist, specialising in Substance use, Sex and Pornography addiction and compulsive behaviours. ( Family and Partners.. Hoarding, OCD, Anxiety, Sexuality are a few of the areas that I have many years experience working with clients on ) I can offer work with yourself and/or your partner.  I have a passion for working with people to help them explore the outcome that they are eager to work towards. Using an integrated needs-led approach. I offer  a fully tailored service to meet each individual and couple's needs.
I offer mindfulness and compassionate theraputic services in a safe environment.
Working creatively to explore the spoken and unspoken. I'm a qualified Humanistic Existential Therapist, specialising in Substance use, Sex and Pornography addiction and compulsive behaviours. ( Family and Partners.. Hoarding, OCD, Anxiety, Sexuality are a few of the areas that I have many years experience working with clients on ) I can offer work with yourself and/or your partner.  I have a passion for working with people to help them explore the outcome that they are eager to work towards. Using an integrated needs-led approach. I offer  a fully tailored service to meet each individual and couple's needs.
07723 476396 View 07723 476396
Photo of Caithlin Tracey, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Caithlin Tracey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF10
This means I am sensitive and flexible - using person-centered/humanistic counseling, CBT, mindfulness , or a mixture of approaches according to your needs.
Anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, insomnia, depression, often seem to come from nowhere. It can feel like they are controlling and limiting you, your life, relationships. Working together at your pace, from a place of safety, we can explore and uncover the root causes and plan a way forward. Counseling, Mindfulness and CBT are all powerful tools for noticing, exploring, managing and transforming difficult feelings, sensations, thoughts and behaviours. These are also empowering approaches which aim to help you develop self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-determination. I offer in-person therapy to women and online to all.
This means I am sensitive and flexible - using person-centered/humanistic counseling, CBT, mindfulness , or a mixture of approaches according to your needs.
Anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, insomnia, depression, often seem to come from nowhere. It can feel like they are controlling and limiting you, your life, relationships. Working together at your pace, from a place of safety, we can explore and uncover the root causes and plan a way forward. Counseling, Mindfulness and CBT are all powerful tools for noticing, exploring, managing and transforming difficult feelings, sensations, thoughts and behaviours. These are also empowering approaches which aim to help you develop self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-determination. I offer in-person therapy to women and online to all.
029 2271 2290 View 029 2271 2290
Photo of Dr Paula Riella, Psychologist in Cardiff, Wales
Dr Paula Riella
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Cardiff CF23  (Online Only)
I am a chartered practitioner psychologist with 25 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, personal-construct psychology, psychodynamic and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing platforms and telephone. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
I am a chartered practitioner psychologist with 25 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, personal-construct psychology, psychodynamic and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing platforms and telephone. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
01656 335081 View 01656 335081
Photo of Jenny Brown, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Jenny Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF5
In addition to a CBT, person-centered and art therapy approach, I also use mindfulness, creative visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, & other relaxation tools.
In a relaxed environment and using a warm, collaborative approach, I help clients who seek relief from issues such as anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, depression, specific phobias, low self-esteem, grief and loss (including pet loss), and chronic conditions. Be encouraged that my counselling environment is a place where you will be heard, understood, encouraged, and accepted just as you are. Anxiety and life events can bring about major stresses. I offer you a safe place to offload and the support you need to take charge of your life again.
In addition to a CBT, person-centered and art therapy approach, I also use mindfulness, creative visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, & other relaxation tools.
In a relaxed environment and using a warm, collaborative approach, I help clients who seek relief from issues such as anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, depression, specific phobias, low self-esteem, grief and loss (including pet loss), and chronic conditions. Be encouraged that my counselling environment is a place where you will be heard, understood, encouraged, and accepted just as you are. Anxiety and life events can bring about major stresses. I offer you a safe place to offload and the support you need to take charge of your life again.
07380 329164 View 07380 329164
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Szilvia Kovács
DCounsPsych
Cardiff CF24  (Online Only)
I run sessions only online in both Hungarian and English, using a person-centred approach, but can also use meditative and relaxation methods, like mindfulness.
2020 rewrote the way we are coping. The level of collective anxiety has deepened every mental problem, and the obvious solution is the online counselling. If you are struggling with isolation, anxiety, grief, or having panic attacks, I'm here to help. You may feel a strong urge to change but don`t know how or where to start; online counselling can be your first step. Perhaps you feel things are just not right and should and could be better. You may have recognised the problem and acknowledge you need someone to lead you on through this. I am here to help you if you would like to work together.
I run sessions only online in both Hungarian and English, using a person-centred approach, but can also use meditative and relaxation methods, like mindfulness.
2020 rewrote the way we are coping. The level of collective anxiety has deepened every mental problem, and the obvious solution is the online counselling. If you are struggling with isolation, anxiety, grief, or having panic attacks, I'm here to help. You may feel a strong urge to change but don`t know how or where to start; online counselling can be your first step. Perhaps you feel things are just not right and should and could be better. You may have recognised the problem and acknowledge you need someone to lead you on through this. I am here to help you if you would like to work together.
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Dr Charlie Cowtan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cardiff CF10
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including; mental health, attachment and parenting. Sometimes therapy involves seeing the person on their own, and other times it can involve the wider family as well. Our sessions will start by getting to know you better, and what your main difficulties are at present, in the context of your life experiences. Helping you to understand why you are having such difficulties will help us to tailor our psychological intervention to your specific needs. I will be with you every step of the way.
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including; mental health, attachment and parenting. Sometimes therapy involves seeing the person on their own, and other times it can involve the wider family as well. Our sessions will start by getting to know you better, and what your main difficulties are at present, in the context of your life experiences. Helping you to understand why you are having such difficulties will help us to tailor our psychological intervention to your specific needs. I will be with you every step of the way.
01633 603406 View 01633 603406
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Stephen Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cardiff CF14
All clients are different. I look to adapt to everyone I meet and am an open person who someone can talk through their issues with. Looking at who you are, how your world is structured and the ifs, wants and needs are all very important in looking to move forward in your life. There is no perfect life, but there is a better life you can understand and work with in going forward.
All clients are different. I look to adapt to everyone I meet and am an open person who someone can talk through their issues with. Looking at who you are, how your world is structured and the ifs, wants and needs are all very important in looking to move forward in your life. There is no perfect life, but there is a better life you can understand and work with in going forward.
01443 803615 View 01443 803615
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Fortitude Mums
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cardiff CF24
Getting pregnant…giving birth…adjusting to being a parent…managing health and mood challenges…knowing what to do with your baby. It is full of expectations and adjustments which can leave us with overwhelming emotions. I know what this is like and have met so many Mums who feel the same. Hello, I am Dr Sarah-Louise Hurst and I am passionate about providing you with therapy to help you create the change you are looking for. I can provide a tailor made therapy plan and equip you with psychological tools to make your day-to-day and experience of motherhood increasingly meaningful.
Getting pregnant…giving birth…adjusting to being a parent…managing health and mood challenges…knowing what to do with your baby. It is full of expectations and adjustments which can leave us with overwhelming emotions. I know what this is like and have met so many Mums who feel the same. Hello, I am Dr Sarah-Louise Hurst and I am passionate about providing you with therapy to help you create the change you are looking for. I can provide a tailor made therapy plan and equip you with psychological tools to make your day-to-day and experience of motherhood increasingly meaningful.
029 2271 7171 View 029 2271 7171
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Platfform Wellbeing
Verified
Cardiff CF24
Limited time offer - 50% off your first initial appointment. We have a large team of friendly and experienced counsellors. Whether there’s a specific challenge you’re facing, or you just aren’t feeling yourself right now, our counsellors work with you in a safe, confidential space It might be that you are struggling with anxiety, feeling low, grieving, or experiencing distressing thoughts. Or you may be looking to move forward and achieve your goals. Face-to-face counselling in Cardiff & Swansea or remote sessions. Our counsellors can work with individuals, couples and children.
Limited time offer - 50% off your first initial appointment. We have a large team of friendly and experienced counsellors. Whether there’s a specific challenge you’re facing, or you just aren’t feeling yourself right now, our counsellors work with you in a safe, confidential space It might be that you are struggling with anxiety, feeling low, grieving, or experiencing distressing thoughts. Or you may be looking to move forward and achieve your goals. Face-to-face counselling in Cardiff & Swansea or remote sessions. Our counsellors can work with individuals, couples and children.
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Photo of Dawid Bogon, Psychotherapist in Cardiff, Wales
Dawid Bogon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Cardiff CF14
Hello! My name is Dawid. I am a CBT therapist. My photo was taken in Cornwall. As you can see I enjoy being in nature (look at that smile). I can walk on cliffs for miles, this really relaxes me. I want you to feel the same and support your wellbeing. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy where we work together to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which may be causing you difficulties. We would set achievable goals for future sessions and the final destination of where you would like to be. CBT is short-term. Once you learn some new useful skills you become then your own therapist!
Hello! My name is Dawid. I am a CBT therapist. My photo was taken in Cornwall. As you can see I enjoy being in nature (look at that smile). I can walk on cliffs for miles, this really relaxes me. I want you to feel the same and support your wellbeing. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy where we work together to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which may be causing you difficulties. We would set achievable goals for future sessions and the final destination of where you would like to be. CBT is short-term. Once you learn some new useful skills you become then your own therapist!
029 2267 0622 View 029 2267 0622
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Preeya Vara
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Cardiff CF11
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I understand that taking the initial step of seeking support is often the hardest part of the journey and having the courage to ask for help takes incredible strength, so good on you! I believe that everyone deserves the chance of a brighter and fulfilling life and with the right skills, resources and support, the possibilities of personal growth and development are limitless.
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I understand that taking the initial step of seeking support is often the hardest part of the journey and having the courage to ask for help takes incredible strength, so good on you! I believe that everyone deserves the chance of a brighter and fulfilling life and with the right skills, resources and support, the possibilities of personal growth and development are limitless.
029 2271 0052 View 029 2271 0052
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Kyle Davies
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
Cardiff CF15
Is your life impacted by symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Overwhelm, or Burnout? Whether you struggle with a diagnosed condition, or just want to transcend the mire of brain fog, anxious thoughts, and worry, my work can help you reclaim your vitality, realise your potentials, and experience peace of mind. My approach is somatic and trauma informed. It incorporates and utilises the latest scientific thinking on neural plasticity, polyvagal theory and the mind-body connection, and dovetails this with more spiritual principles of consciousness and flow.
Is your life impacted by symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Overwhelm, or Burnout? Whether you struggle with a diagnosed condition, or just want to transcend the mire of brain fog, anxious thoughts, and worry, my work can help you reclaim your vitality, realise your potentials, and experience peace of mind. My approach is somatic and trauma informed. It incorporates and utilises the latest scientific thinking on neural plasticity, polyvagal theory and the mind-body connection, and dovetails this with more spiritual principles of consciousness and flow.
029 2267 8521 View 029 2267 8521
Photo of Olivia Märcz, Counsellor in Cardiff, Wales
Olivia Märcz
Counsellor, MA
Cardiff CF24
Canadian counsellor abroad. Above all, I aim to offer empathy, non-judgement and warmth to anyone I work with. With over 11 years of experience, I am dedicated to creating a collaborative and goal-oriented therapeutic environment. I am a strong believer that when we have the right tools, strategies and opportunities for practice, we can overcome a great deal.
Canadian counsellor abroad. Above all, I aim to offer empathy, non-judgement and warmth to anyone I work with. With over 11 years of experience, I am dedicated to creating a collaborative and goal-oriented therapeutic environment. I am a strong believer that when we have the right tools, strategies and opportunities for practice, we can overcome a great deal.
0115 647 3653 View 0115 647 3653
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Katy Bowen
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
Hello! I have expertise supporting people who have gone through traumatic experiences, from childhood difficulties and traumas through to accidents and abuse during adulthood. I support people with both psychological and physical trauma too, primarily working with young adults and adults. I use techniques such as EMDR, CFT and ACT to help people reduce distress, increase kindness and compassion towards themselves, and live life in line with what is important to them.
Hello! I have expertise supporting people who have gone through traumatic experiences, from childhood difficulties and traumas through to accidents and abuse during adulthood. I support people with both psychological and physical trauma too, primarily working with young adults and adults. I use techniques such as EMDR, CFT and ACT to help people reduce distress, increase kindness and compassion towards themselves, and live life in line with what is important to them.
01446 508108 View 01446 508108

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.