Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

What is ACT?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) focuses on supporting you with accepting what is out of your personal control and commit to actions that improves and enriches your life – helping you to feel like you.

This therapy aims to change your relationship with your thoughts and feelings rather than changing the thoughts themselves, so you can be free from their grip. This allows you to feel a flexible, meaningful and enjoyable life.

We provide ACT sessions online – you can get in touch to book a free initial consultation.

What problems can ACT help with?


Work stress



Long-term conditions


How does ACT work?

ACT focuses on supporting you to maximise your potential for a rich, fulfilling and meaningful life. We will go through mindfulness based techniques to help you cope with painful thoughts and feelings in a way that means they have less impact and influence over you.

ACT does this through:

  • Defusion: distancing yourself from and letting go of unhelpful thoughts and beliefs
  • Acceptance: making room for uncomfortable or painful feelings, urges, sensations and allowing them to come and go
  • The present moment: helping you to engage with the here and now with openness and curiosity

ACT also looks at helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful for you in terms of your values and we use this in sessions to help motivate, guide and inspire you to change your life for the better.

How long will my sessions last?

We offer 50 minute appointments and would usually recommend a minimum of six sessions. However, many people find that between 10-20 sessions is sufficient. We will always talk through the structure of your therapy sessions and work together to identify how many sessions would be helpful.

When can I have my ACT sessions?

You can begin ACT sessions whenever feels right for you. We would always recommend booking in a free 20 minute consultation with us so that we can identify what support would be helpful for you. We always recommend attending sessions in a quiet and confidential space (such as being at home without distraction).