Schema oriented therapy

Schema Therapy is a form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Schema Therapy assumes that the processing of information plays an important role in the onset and continuance of mental health problems. Faulty or one-sided interpretations can lead to extreme emotions and problematic behaviour. Schemas are early maladaptive thinking patterns that have not matured to the point you are at in your current adult life. This leads to tension. Dysfunctional schemas or core beliefs often originate in childhood, and schemas drive behaviour from childhood onwards. Information is selected and distorted so that it fits into the schema. The consequences of this behaviour in turn confirms the schema. Schema Therapy quickly provides self-knowledge as regards how you think and act. This form of therapy helps you to understand how you come into conflict with yourself and with others and to experience tension in a tangible way.