Individual therapy with a clinical psychologist is a chance to talk about difficult experiences with a trained professional, who will listen carefully and provide guidance and support.
What sort of problems does individual therapy help with?
We provide psychological treatments that have been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms of a range of mental health disorders, including:
- Depression and adjustment disorder
- Anxiety disorders (such as generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and panic attacks)
- Bipolar disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Psychotic disorders
- Substance use disorders
- Impulse control and conduct disorders
- Personality disorders
People without a mental health disorder often also find it useful to talk with a clinical psychologist to help them cope with problems such as:
- Stressful life events (such as a relationship breakdown or job loss)
- Difficult emotions (including anger)
- Bereavement and grief
What will happen in sessions?
A normal session runs for about 55 minutes. What we talk about during this time is something we can decide together – there will be no pressure to talk about difficult topics until you are ready.
During the first session we aim to get a clear understanding of your current concerns and your goals for therapy. We will also talk with you about a range of different psychological treatment approaches and how they might apply to your concerns. That way, we can put together an effective treatment plan that you feel comfortable with.
As well as talking, we will also practise a wide variety of skills and strategies you can use outside of sessions. This will ensure that you are able to make the most of time spent in session.
What treatment approaches do you use?
Our treatment approach is one of empathy, understanding and authenticity. We use evidence-based assessment and treatment protocols, drawing on a range of frameworks, including:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)