It is normal to experience difficulties from time to time and sometimes it is not possible to share problems with family and friends. People from all walks of life choose to pursue psychological therapy
for a variety of reasons from specific problems to relationship difficulties or a desire to develop more self-awareness. There are many types of therapy and some are more suitable than others for specific problems. The outcome of therapy can also be determined
by personal choice: one approach might suit you more than another.
What we can offer
When you first meet with your therapist at
EDIFY Psychological Services you will begin a process of Exploration, Developing Insight and ultimately Freeing Yourself of the difficulties that are impacting on your life and you can choose how you wish to do this. This process underpins
ALL successful therapy.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a variety of problems including:
- Anxiety (including social anxiety, performance anxiety, health anxiety etc)
- Depression (mild to moderate)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Condition management
- Weight problems
- Anger issues
- Addiction (for further information see below)
CBT is a versatile approach, which explores the connection between how we think, feel and behave. It is not necessary to delve deeply into past issues and the focus of the sessions is on what maintains
the problem in the here and now.
Other psychological therapies can be more beneficial when:
- Problems are longstanding in nature
- There are relationship/interpersonal difficulties
- There are self-esteem and confidence issues
- When early life experiences are impacting on life
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the role of early experiences, drawing on psychoanalytic theory to help people understand the roots of emotional distress.
If you do not wish to work on past issues, Mindfulness therapy can help, often in conjunction with CBT. Mindfulness is about being fully in the moment, aware and non-judgemental. The goal is to accept
oneself/others and not engage with patterns of thinking and behaving that can be harmful to us. It is particularly helpful in managing stress and low self-esteem but can be helpful to most people.
Anyone who is seeking therapy for addiction is encouraged to contact the service. The treatment of addiction is a specialised field and we have extensive experience of this area. Furthermore, integration
of therapy can be helpful, particularly if there are underlying issues which are being masked by the addictive behaviour.
Experience and qualifications
Trained to masters level in both CBT and Integrative Psychotherapy and with 15 years experience within the NHS and private practice, we offer an approach that has the flexibility to suit individual
needs. A full and detailed assessment is undertaken, treatment goals are agreed to ensure that we are on the right track and we will discuss the treatment approach to suit you. This is an entirely confidential and collaborative process.
Medico-legal work is undertaken and we are also happy to liaise with your employers if they have agreed to fund therapy on your behalf. All therapists are fully insured and are members of the BACP/BABCP.
Training packages for employers in respect of addiction are also offered.
All enquiries are welcome and we will endeavour to offer a face to face appointment within 10 days subject to availability
Telephone: 07977 013194