Our Psychology approach is focused on well-being. By exploring a person’s unique strengths and abilities, we can promote positive emotions, and support a person to find social connection, form healthy relationships and find a meaningful purpose.

Our psychology will focus on goals and accomplishments and can help in areas of stress management, relationship support, mental health support, and many other areas of a person’s life.

Our Approach to Therapy

Create A Sense of Place uses a variety of different approaches in their therapeutic work, and our Team Members are recruited based on their values, ethics and character qualities which in turn ensure that their approach fits ours.

In all our service provision, we ensure that we are not putting in strategies that actually further silence a person, who may already be silenced. We use strategies that support someone to communicate, as without language, one cannot express their needs.

Our Approaches include:

Trauma Informed Approach
CASoP has implemented trauma-informed care in service delivery and practice. We acknowledge that the way we do things may be an inadvertent trigger for exacerbating trauma symptoms.

This is why we use a trauma-informed approach. At the broadest level, trauma-informed care provides a framework for practitioners in service delivery. The principles and knowledge of trauma and how that can impact on people’s lives and their service needs.

Human Rights Approach
We understand that to see a change, a person needs to feel safe and be able to communicate their needs. When there are barriers to being able to communicate your wants, your needs, your choices, and being able to say ‘no’, this can lead to many overwhelming feelings such as anger, frustration, anxiety and stress.  We are determined to listen, understand and ensure the strategies we put in place are responsive to what a person is telling us.

Person Centred Approach
The Person Centred approach is a philosophy that puts the person at the centre of their decisions in partnership with the important people in that person’s life. This approach is about listening to the person, their wants, needs and goals, and working with them to achieve those.

Strength Based Approach
The strengths based approach is a philosophy for working with people to bring about change using positive attitudes about people’s dignity, capacities, rights, uniqueness and commonalities (Mc Cashen 2010).

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