Strategic Psychotherapy

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Strategic Psychotherapy works because it connects you to your thoughts and beliefs which influence your behaviours.

Tough things happen in life and people who have the skills to manage their lives, including their moods and behaviour, do better than those who don’t.

Robust mental health, is maintained by a conscious approach to  skill building in developing strategies of prevention. (Michael Yapko,2020)

A strategy usually refers to a general plan created to achieve more long-term outcomes or results across many areas of our life. It is usually associated with business – but in life we also have long terms goals and outcomes – we just call them dreams until we act on them.

Being strategic means being able to identify long term or overall aims and outcomes, as well as deciding HOW to achieve them.

Strategic psychotherapy is process therapy. It is part of a set of approaches used for brief therapy or interventions.   Research clearly shows it helps clients make a difference in their lives. Its use has been documented across diverse situations, such as business, personal, education, child welfare, domestic violence offenders’ treatment to name but a few. It has been shown to be effective across all age ranges.

Strategic Psychotherapy is described as a practical, goal-driven model of therapy. It involves using various interventions to enable and empower clients to identify and achieve their own clear, concise, and realistic outcomes.

Outcomes and goals are only achieved when appropriate actions are taken. Determining which actions are appropriate or not is the basis of decision making. When we are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unhappy or even always just angry – it usually indicates something is out of step in the way our decisions are made, and actions are taken.

Strategic Psychotherapy identifies the various processes you use to create and/or maintain your perceptions and the decisions you make to live your life. It often, but not exclusively, uses hypnosis to enhance learning new skills, change old behaviours, make more effective decisions.

Strategic Psychotherapy has evolved over time. It is a process of collaboration between the therapist and client to achieve the desired outcomes


Strategic Psychotherapy Research Results

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Reduced Anxiety after 4 sessions
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Increased Motivation & Focused Energy
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Behavior Recovery after 22 Sessions

What is Strategic Psychotherapy

Strategic Psychotherapy has evolved over time. It is a process of collaboration between the therapist and client to achieve the desired outcomes

Time Focus - now and the future

Strategic Psychotherapy does not look backwards into your past.
We work in the now AND towards your future, focusing on what you want to achieve and how you want to live.

One show size for all

There are many different modalities or types of therapy. Research shows an increasing number of clinicians use a range of techniques which have been tailored to their client.
Strategic Psychotherapy is linked various types of therapy. The ones being used have been tailored to that client’s needs.

The Founders

Jay Hayley was one of the founding figures of brief and family therapy in general and of the strategic model of psychotherapy in particular
Dr Michael D. Yapko is a clinical psychologist and author, whose work is focused in the areas of treating depression, developing brief psychotherapies and advancing the clinical applications of process interventions

Outcome Focus

Strategic Psychotherapy is very outcome orientated. We assess how you use process to get your results and outcomes.
The only way to achieve a different outcome, is to change the processes we use to make decisions and create a better outcome.

Leverage Resources & Support

Strategic Psychotherapy blends the clients’ resources, skills and support base together with the therapeutic interventions in order to maximise their chances of successfully achieving or reaching their desired goal and outcome.

How brief is Brief Therapy?

Strategic psychotherapy is a form of brief therapy which directs clients to have a quick and effective resolution to their problem.
Brief therapy is short term therapy – usually up to 10 sessions.

Your story is important

Of course, your story is important. However, you are so much more than your story. Strategic Psychotherapy listens to your story to understand the processes you use, the beliefs and values you reflect, the decisions you make and how you turn your results into your outcome.

You live in your world

We all have problems and challenges with the way in which we choose to live our lives. We also have our own view of our world and our experiences. Problems and challenges never exist in isolation – we interact with them, sometimes we create them and other times we remain stuck in what they mean.
Strategic Psychotherapy helps clients to identify how they do things.

Accredited training and practice

Strategic Psychotherapists are trained to government accepted standards and are accredited through Associations which ensure they maintain their skills and grow their experience.

What does Strategic Psychotherapy Give You

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Process is defined as a series of actions or steps taken to achieve a particular end…. And it includes performing  a series of actions in order to change or preserve something.

We all have developed over our lifetime a series of actions and steps we take in order to think in a particular way, make a decision,  decide on a behaviour and respond to  our emotions.

The challenge we have is most of us are completely unaware of How we do any of these steps in other words our personal process.

This means we therefore tend to keep repeating our process / or steps we take – we make the same decisions, get caught up with the same emotions, repeat the same or similar behaviours – and end up with the results which are not what we wanted.

At Changed Insights, we use process-oriented psychotherapy  to help our clients separate their story – with all its emotions and facts – from the cognitive processes they use to maintain the story’s influence on their life.

This is how we help you to grow your robust mental health.

This is how you maintain and enhance  your robust mental health.

When we feel stuck, overwhelmed, or “boxed in” – we experience “symptoms”  of poor sleep,  excessive or very limited eating, constantly thinking in a loop which is exhausting,  anxiety, to name but a few.

Physical constant pain is also exhausting and saps huge emotion. 


This is how we help you to gain clarity, focused decision making and different behaviours

This is how you are able to see a clear way forward, with fewer barriers and thoughts getting in your way.


Physical constant pain is also exhausting and saps huge emotion. 


This is how we help you to gain clarity, focused decision making and different behaviours


Being positive is different to having positive expectations.
Positive psychology, self help programmes and books are all about finding the good in circumstances we find ourselves in, and moving our feelings to a positive space.

The expectations we hold of ourselves is a powerful force within us. These expectations which we hold – of ourselves and of others – has a significant influence on our experience. The concept of “self-fulfilling prophecy” is where our behaviours are unconsciously aligned with our expectations – and so we repeat the behaviours and get the same results.

Having robust mental wellness, means being able to identify and reflect on our expectations so we can influence how we experience our circumstances – preferably in a positive way.

At Changed Insights, we work with our clients to learn the skills to reflect on their expectations, decide how to build positive changes in them, and then behave accordingly.

This is how we help you become more positive in your outlook on your life for a long time

This is how you change your thoughts and behaviours to achieve a different positive life for yourself.

Teaching clients is an integral part of any therapy, coaching, or counselling session. 

As human being living in an ever changing world, the skills we learnt years ago may not be useful or relevant anymore. Knowing which old skills to drop and which new skills to learn is needed to build and maintain robust mental health.

Using hypnosis to do this, speeds up  your ability to let go those skills and approaches  which no longer work for you now,  and gain new skills and approaches which might serve you better in the future.

Adults learn best through  experiential learning – i.e. learning through your experience, AND then reflecting on that experience and learning.

We support your learning new skills and having different experiences through teaching, coaching, activities and reflection

You support gaining new skills and having different experiences through being open to learn, doing the new activities and reflecting on your learning – and experience.

Our brain is an amazing piece of us… it comes with great ability. It also comes with some built in challenges – often those which we create ourselves.

Do you know long term memories are influenced by the emotions we felt when we learnt when we learnt a fact or experienced an event. They are also influenced by the emotions we feel every time we remember – or retrieve them.

There are different parts of the brain which “store” our different learnings and experiences. The nerves between these different parts of the brain help us to keep re-feeling and remembering what happened and which emotions dominated at the time. They continue to work when we try to remember the event, try  not to remember the event,  – or when the same  emotion is stirred up as a result of something else happening to us.


Process orientated hypnosis helps you to separate yourself from the intensity of the emotions and the event, think about them differently and then make decisions about how to go forward in your life. This means your brain continues to work with you, but hypnosis helps you to dissociate – or separate yourself from the emotions so you can think more clearly.

This is how process orientated hypnosis helps you to move past your emotionally laden and upsetting memories

Change the mental and emotional anchors in our minds – thus helping us to become more flexible and agile in our thinking.

There are so many more benefits to be gained from Strategic Psychotherapy....


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