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At Guernsey Mind we work with appropriately qualified professionals who can offer a series of therapies and 1-to-1 sessions. We offer a low to moderate level intervention service.

To be referred, you must have an initial meeting with a Referral Coach at Guernsey Mind. If you are referred to one of our therapists, they will discuss with you the length of each session and how many you may need (there will be a maximum number).

You can find out more about your Journey with Guernsey Mind.

Please call 01481 722959 or email [email protected] to check availability for appointments.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy

ACT aims not to eliminate distressing feelings but to allow clients to face them and acknowledge that they are a reality of life. It is quite a mindful approach and may incorporate elements of mindfulness training.  ACT helps clients identify what matters in life and respond in a more helpful way. 

Art Psychotherapy

Art Psychotherapists work alongside the client using art materials to create images, forms or marks to help reflect on and express thoughts and feelings.  Often the use of creative materials can allow patterns of thoughts and feelings to arise and a discussion can emerge which might otherwise be missed.  There is no need to have any form of artistic experience and no aesthetic judgements are made in sessions.  Art therapy tools can range from talking, metaphors, visualisation and art materials.  Each session is tailored to meet individual needs. 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)

Through our lives we have events happen to us that we do not fully process at the time. Some therapists call these Undigested Life Experiences (ULE). These can include physical injury or strains, mental stress and anxiety, emotional overwhelm and even spiritual malaise!

BCST gently allows the body to process and release blocks within the tissues and, in turn, to reinvigorate the nervous system.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy

CAT is a collaborative therapy looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences, often from childhood. At its heart is an empathic relationship between the client and therapist, which helps the client make sense of their situation and to find ways of making changes for the better.  CAT is a three part process exploring and making sense of the client’s history and early relationships, attending to the client’s patterns of thinking and behaving and supporting them to recognise and create new ways of coping and managing feelings and behaviours and sustaining them into the future. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT looks at the interplay of thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and behaviours and how negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle and hold you back in life. CBT aims to teach you the skills to break down the unhelpful patterns into smaller parts so that you can change negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

CBT tends to focus on current problems rather than focusing on issues from the past.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a practical therapy which aims to help those who experience emotions very intensely and don’t always know how to manage them.  Typically the client will learn about emotions, understand how to identify triggers and develop new strategies to cope with overwhelming emotions safely. 

Exercise Therapy

Isle Health aims to improve the quality of life of individuals who experience medical barriers to participation in exercise.  Clients are offered 1:1 advice on nutrition, basic wellbeing and exercise during the 12 week gym based programme.  On completion of the Isle Health Programme clients will leave with more education on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Horse Assisted Human Development

Working with horses in a natural environment will offer you a deep sense of connection, they will guide you in a totally non-judgemental way and will provide you with instant feedback to allow you to learn to adapt your behaviour and connect with your feelings.  HeartMath has shown that the horses heart rhythm is strong enough to influence, like a magnet, the humans heart rhythm, put simply it makes you feel calm and relaxed and reduces feelings of stress.

Through your programme you will learn a lot about yourself from your equine mentors, guided interactions will enable you to discover your own internal resources and work on feelings of hope and optimism, as well as working on resilience and self-esteem. 

Integrative Counselling

Integrative Therapists draw on a number of different therapy models to meet the needs of an individual client.  The client is at the centre of the therapy and the therapist works in collaboration with the client using a combination of therapy elements to treat them. 

Therapists are trained in different therapies but may not specialise.  They will usually combine two or three therapies such as CBT and ACT or Mindfulness for example, whatever fits best to meet the problem. 

Mindfulness Skills

Learning to tune into your senses and being in the moment without judgement can reduce stress and anxiety.  Through a mixture of guided meditations and teaching practical mindfulness techniques, clients can learn to be more present and let go of troubling thoughts and feelings.

Person Centred Therapy (PCT)

In PCT the client experiences a safe and powerful relationship between them and the therapist which allows them to explore their difficulties and work towards greater self-acceptance.  The client can bring experiences from the past or present to work on and there is no judgement just a collaborative and thoughtful therapeutic space.


Reiki is a holistic, gentle, hands-on alternative technique to help balance energy on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, which promotes overall health. Clients report positive outcomes, deep relaxation, less stress & anxiety and more energy.

Yoga to help relieve suffering and create greater union between body, mind and soul. It combines breathing exercises, meditation, and poses that are proven to benefit mental and physical health. 


SHEN is a hands-on treatment, encouraging your natural ‘Qi’ flow with the energy flow between the practitioner’s hands. It combines science and ancient healing to give a cutting edge treatment for all emotional issues and also for unexplained physical pain (where the cause is buried emotions – ‘physio-emotional’). When painful emotions obstruct and block the normal flow patterns of Qi in the Biofield; the Shen therapist will use the Qi flowing through theirhands to remove blockages at the emotion centres and bring the Biofield flows back to normal.

Systemic Psychotherapy

Systemic Therapists believe that people define themselves and make sense of the world through their connections with their families, their friends and colleagues and their personal circumstances and environment.  Sometimes, these connections can create problems.  Systemic therapy doesn’t try to find the cause in the past, it isn’t analytical.  It is a practical problem-solving therapy where the therapist supports the client to explore their problems from other perspectives and recognise their strengths and resources and ability to make significant changes.