Schema Focussed Therapy

This is an innovative form of cognitive-behavioural therapy that is suitable for individuals suffering from long-standing difficulties with depression and anxiety or in relationships with others, for whom standard CBT might not be effective.

This form of therapy looks at schemas (‘extremely stable and enduring patterns of thoughts, emotions and behaviour that affect our understanding of ourselves, the world and other people’).

We all view the world through our schemas and maladaptive schemas develop when there is a toxic frustration of needs during early life.

The aim of SFT is to help you stop using maladaptive coping styles, heal early schemas and get your emotional needs met in everyday life.

SFT has a good evidence base for individuals that have long-standing difficulties.