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Our team of experienced mental health professionals can offer assessments, treatments and therapies for children, adolescents and Adults. Our practitioners use NICE recommended, evidence-based therapies to treat a range of common mental health problems.
Below is an overview of the various counselling services we can offer, tailored around your unique needs.
CBT is recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) for the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we behave. In turn, our behaviours can affect how we think and our emotions. We work together in changing behaviours and thinking patterns, which can have an overall effect on emotions.
CBT is suitable for people experiencing excessive worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression, health anxiety, chronic pain, menopausal symptoms, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and a range of other mental health problems.
EMDR is suitable for people who have experienced trauma, either distressing memories or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When a person is involved in a distressing event, they may feel overwhelmed and their brain may be unable to process the information like a normal memory. The distressing memory seems to become frozen on a neurological level.
When a person recalls the distressing memory, the person can re-experience what they saw, heard, smelt, tasted or felt, and this can be quite intense. Sometimes the memories are so distressing, the person tries to avoid thinking about the distressing event to avoid experiencing the distressing feelings. The alternating left-right stimulation of the brain with eye movements, sounds or taps during EMDR, stimulates the frozen or blocked information processing system.
In the process the distressing memories seem to lose their intensity, so that the memories are less distressing and seem more like ‘ordinary’ memories.
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes).
They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views.
They won’t usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.
1:1 sessions are carried out via zoom and face to face when safe to do so, at a date and time that are convenient to the client. The therapist works with their client to formulate a plan of therapy to discuss what they are going to do in their sessions and how often they will meet.
All sessions are confidential, and our therapists will not break this confidentiality unless there is a risk to the individual or someone else or unless requested to do so by a court of law.
The World Health Organization has acknowledged the important role mental health plays in achieving global development goals.
Anxiety and depression are now one of the leading causes of staff absence. They recognise that these conditions can be treated relatively easily if employers provide quality mental health care to their employees, which in turn reduces employee absence and increase in staff productivity.
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