About your treatment
About your treatment
We offer a wide range of talking therapies in accordance with the latest clinical guidelines as well as what our clients want. Most of the treatments we offer last for somewhere between 6-12 appointments.
Types of therapies we provide:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (1 on 1 sessions as well as group courses)
- Therapies focusing on relationships
- Perinatal Support
- Group-based interventions
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) aims to overcome a number of emotional and psychological difficulties focusing largely on current issues. A therapist will work collaboratively with you to understand the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that take place in particular situations that may be causing you difficulties and help you identify areas that you can change. This is often done by trying things out and seeing if they work for you. In this way, you can gradually change areas of thinking or behaviour that are problematic.
We offer one-to-one CBT, as well as a range of CBT courses, including a Boosting Esteem group and a Managing Life Stress group.
What is DIT?
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy is a model of therapy designed for the treatment of depression and anxiety. It is …
1. An explorative therapy, so you will explore with the therapist the situations that are causing your current unhappiness or difficulties, and how these might be connected to your early life, possibly touching on unconscious ideas and expectations.
2. It is an interpersonal therapy, which means you will be thinking with the therapist about your relationships with other people, and the patterns you might fall into (i.e. 'I always lack confidence and others bully me' or 'I am always ignored and others are preferred to me' or 'I am always the one who does all the work and others take advantage of me').
3. And it is a structured therapy, which means over twelve weeks you will focus on a particular current difficulty, explore how it impacts on you and others, set goals to make changes and track progress.
- Once we receive a referral, we read through it carefully and decide if more information is required from your GP/referrer.
- Within one week, you will be booked in to speak to a therapist either over the phone or face to face for approximately half an hour. During this appointment, you will be asked some questions in order to help you and help us identify what difficulties you are facing and how we can best help you.
- Within 2 weeks of this initial appointment, you will be contacted to discuss the most appropriate treatment options, which may include one of our services or another service within the borough.
- We will always provide you with the next available appointment and a contact person that you can call in the meantime.
Are the appointments confidential?
Yes. As accredited healthcare professionals, we have a legal and moral obligation to keep all of your information confidential. It is however important to know that we have a responsibility to report any information that suggests a child and/or vulnerable adult may be at risk of harm or abuse by themselves or others.
Furthermore, it is important to know that we work closely with GP's and other professionals in the borough and occasionally share information with them if we feel this would benefit your care. We would only do this with your consent and will always keep you informed of your involvement with our services.