Schema therapy is a type of evidence-based talk therapy. It blends together with other well-known psychotherapies. For example, psychoanalytic, emotion-focussed and cognitive behaviour therapy. It also draws on attachment theory, which explores the relationships and bonds between children and their caregivers.
This is useful for a range of mental health problems. But it is particularly well suited to people with longstanding psychological difficulties. Schema therapy is effective in treating mental health diagnoses. For instance chronic depression, eating disorders, and personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder.
In schema therapy, you will work with your therapist to identify your own unhelpful schemas, coping styles and find new or more helpful ways to meet your emotional needs.