Welcome to Cork Psychotherapist
CBT/ACT is a 'here and now' approach to psychological issues. The acceptance that the past cannot be changed and the future cannot be guaranteed with any great level certainty, make a 'here and now' approach more acceptable.This fact is emphasised in the therapy session.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Micheal O'Leary specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT). ACT is described as 'Third Wave' CBT and is spoken in a single word (ACT). This is a new and exciting approach to therapy. ACT is a scientifically based psychotherapeutic modality that is part of what is now called 'third wave' behaviour and cognitive therapy. (Hayes 2004) ACT is based on Relational Frame Theory (RFT) which a researched program on how the human mind works. (Hayes,Barnes-Holmes and Roche 2001). This research suggests that many of the tools we use to solve problems lead us into traps that create suffering.