Therapeutic Approach

At Botanic Psychology, our therapeutic approach is informed by research, theory and evidence from the fields of Psychology, Attachment Theory, Developmental Neuroscience, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Arousal Regulation and Neuro-psychotherapy.  

We adopt a holistic framework that recognises the way in which our early life experiences shape how we perceive and respond to the world, and the connection between the body and the mind.  We have trained in disciplines that address the cognitive, behavioural, social, contemplative, somatic and biological (neurological and physiological) aspects of human psychology.  These include:


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Psychobiological Approaches to Couples Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Hakomi (Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapy)

In recognition of emerging evidence regarding the impact of adverse childhood experiences the practice also employs a Trauma Informed perspective, which provides a framework for all that we do.

Every individual is unique, and an approach to therapy needs to be selected that is clinically justified, evidence based, and well suited to the person. There is no one size fits all. Working out what therapy will be most useful for an individual (or couple) requires some exploration of where the person is 'at' in their lives, the issues they are facing or the type of problem they hope to work on, their background, and their current life circumstances – including financial and emotional supports.