What is ACT? I’m super sure you’ve been wondering …
My work is pluralistic, which means there is an emphasis on shared decision making and that I have a healthy respect for more than one bona fide evidence based approach to therapy, wellbeing and coaching.
ACT is the approach I align myself with most closely. It is pronounced ‘act’ and in clinical settings this stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In non-clinical settings it stands for Acceptance and Commitment Training, and in the world of personal development ACC stands for Acceptance and Commitment Coaching. Essentially it’s the same thing: respectful, compassionate, humanising, skills based and non-pathologizing. This is because wherever there is a human mind (whoever it belongs to, whatever you do for a living, whether you have a diagnosis or not, whether you’re rich or poor) the same problematic core processes are likely to show up from time to time.
The focus of the work is always on helping you move purposefully towards the life you want, making the changes you need to, and learning to make space for any difficult thoughts, feelings or sensations that might show up along the way. I’m also good for a chat if there’s something you need to get off your chest. We just try to do what works. Simples.