What to expect...
If you think you could benefit from psychological support with your difficulties then please get in touch with us. We offer a free ten minute telephone consultation to help you think about whether we are the right service for you. Following this, we can arrange an initial assessment or signpost you onto another service if necessary.
We start off with a detailed assessment of the difficulties that you are experiencing. We will be asking how long they have been going on, and the circumstances surrounding them. We may ask you to complete some questionnaires to help us get a clearer picture of the difficulties. The initial assessment session will be 50 minutes long, and it sometimes takes more than one session to complete an assessment. Following this we will begin to put together a formulation by mapping out the difficulties and agree some goals for therapy. We will explore options for treatment, how long this may last and whether this is something you would like to continue with.
Psychological treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual. It is evidence-based, primarily using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but as Clinical Psychologist's we are also skilled at integrating other approaches where this has been highlighted as beneficial. We have training in several psychological models including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and can also offer Cognitive Analytical informed Therapy. We can adapt these models for individual needs and preferences and will combine models when needed. These will be discussed during our first appointment together so that therapy is tailored to your needs. We work in a person-centred way which means personal values and goals will also be important in our work together.
The majority of our work is with individuals, but we also work with families and from time to time, and depending on demand, we also run therapeutic groups.
We can offer treatment for:
Anxiety disorders – social anxiety, phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD);
Mood disorders – depression, mood swings, bipolar affective disorder
Self-esteem and relationship difficulties
Difficulties managing emotions