Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on the idea that emotions arise from thoughts, and by changing thinking you can change the emotions you experience.
Narrative Therapy is based on the idea that we have a story about our own experience that is composed of the 'narrative' we and others have generated in relation to the events of our lives. That story tends to control the way we experience new events. By learning to tell a different story about our past, we can learn to experience events from a perspective that helps us function more freely in the world.
Solution-focused Therapy is based on the idea that a person can generate alternative ways of behaving that would provide solutions to problems. By describing how they would behave differently in a preferred reality, they can move from imagining the alternative to performing the alternative behaviour.
Art and Play Therapy invites clients to reenact experiences through media, and thus to re-story experience in a way that allows integration and growth. When working with children and youth, I often use art and play as a container for other modalities, in order to help the child experience counseling as a fun and enjoyable experience rather than a way of seeing themselves as broken.
Personal Mythology is based on the idea that we tell ourselves stories in relation to our families and ancestral experiences, and by walking backwards through these stories we can free ourselves from familial and ancestral patterns.