Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Surrey

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – or ACT, for short – gets it name from one of its core messages: to accept what is out of your personal control, while committing to do whatever you can do to improve your quality of life.

We offer Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in our clinic in Godalming (near Guildford) in Surrey and online.

The aim of ACT is to help people create a rich full and meaningful life, while effectively handling the pain and stress that life inevitably brings. It does this by:

1) Teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you. (These are known as mindfulness skills.)

2) Helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – i.e. your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.

How can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy help?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a scientifically proven model with roots in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that has been shown to be effective with a wide range of issues, such as depressionanxiety & panic, stress, OCD, PTSD, physical health conditions, weight management and many others.

Dr Whitaker is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working from our Godalming practice (near Guildford) in Surrey specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She also provides online therapy.

In addition to working with people who want to work on improving their mental health, she also has a special interest in working with people who have pain and other physical health conditions.

Along with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness, Dr Whitaker also uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and incorporates compassion focused approaches when it is helpful.

Get in touch

To book a confidential consultation or to discuss whether therapy is right for you or someone close to you, please get in touch.

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