Our therapies

Our therapies and approaches to dealing with the concerns of our clients are a unique combination of the most effective and validated treatments available. They range from aspects of ancient spiritual wisdom of the past (long before the new 'science' of psychology was established 150 years ago) to those utilising the most recent research from neurology and the biological sciences. Cultural and social research also make significant contributions to our approach. Therapy Retreats offers programmes devised from the clinical experience of nearly four decades. You can have complete confidence in choosing one of our retreats to help you resolve your concerns. "All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts." James Allen 1864 "You can't stop negative thoughts from popping into your head, but you can choose to stop letting them control you and your life." You are what you think! Therapy Retreats shows you how to overcome your past for the benefit of your future.

Instant Image Therapy (IIT)

Instant Image Therapy (IIT)

Instant Image Therapy (IIT) is a technique unique to the Therapy Retreats range of programmes. It has been developed over the past 40 years through the clinical practice of David Keighley, Director / Therapist of Therapy Retreats. It's fundamental premise is the fact that two-thirds of the brains activity is through 'vision' in the visual cortex. Our reality is what we see and what we think about what we see.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) combines two different approaches for a practical and solution-focused therapy. The therapy is very active by nature, so you may be expected to take a proactive role within your treatment. This may include completing tasks at home.

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Reality Therapy

Reality Therapy

Reality therapy is a person-centred approach that focuses on the here and now rather than issues from the past. Developed by William Glasser in the 1960s, it promotes problem-solving and making better choices in order to achieve specific goals. This approach is compatible with the Therapy Retreats philosophy of focusing on the present and not the past.

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Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT)

Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT)

Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT) integrates techniques based on mindfulness training with the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It is a valuable therapeutic approach to a wide range of emotional, psychological and stress conditions.

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Cognitive & Clinical Hypnotherapy

Cognitive & Clinical Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy. Techniques are used to create a subconscious change in a person where new forms of response, thoughts, attitudes, feelings and behaviours replace old, unwanted and destructive patterns.

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Integrative Behavioural Couple Therapy

Integrative Behavioural Couple Therapy

This form of couple therapy first ‘integrates’ the twin goals of acceptance and change as positive outcomes for couples in therapy. Couples who succeed in therapy make changes to accommodate the needs of the other but they also show greater emotional acceptance of the other.

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Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a system of psychotherapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert that integrates techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy with concepts from evolutionary psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, Buddhist psychology, and neuroscience.

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Transactional Analysis (TA)

Transactional Analysis (TA)

Transactional Analysis (T/A) is a psychoanalytic theory and method of therapy wherein social transactions are analysed to determine the ego state of the patient (whether parent-like, child-like, or adult-like) as a basis for understanding behaviour.

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Psychospirituality

Psychospirituality

The Royal College of Psychiatrists runs a group called the ‘Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group’. Their claim is that spirituality is ‘The Forgotten Dimension’ not only of mental health care, but also of general health care. They clarify, like the philosophy of the Therapy Retreats approach, the meaning of ‘spirituality’ as : ‘a quality that goes beyond religious affiliation, that strives for inspiration, reverence, awe, meaning and purpose, even in those who do not believe in God.

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Retreat Details & Fees

Tailored Retreats

Our specialised retreats are available for individuals and couples who are seeking a private, individually guided retreat with the therapist. Each retreat is specifically designed to meet the exact requirements and needs of the client. A wide range of issues are addressed at these retreats and a specific programme is devised to meet each client's needs. A number of our high-profile and celebrity clients have valued and appreciated the content and confidentiality of these retreats. An initial discussion allows the client to be reassured that their individual concerns will be addressed with sensitivity, confidentiality and a high degree of professionalism.

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