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When you think about the word ‘therapy’, what comes to mind? A few years ago the term was commonly associated with couches and tears, brooding silences and the painstaking excavation of childhood fantasies and buried memories. This was due to the influence of the school of psychoanalysis founded by Sigmund Freud in the nineteenth century, one which came to dominate popular conceptions of therapy for most of the twentieth century.

However, in recent decades a revolution has taken place. A very different model of treatment has emerged that has not only challenged many of these preconceptions, but has now successfully established itself as the ...

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