Step 2 treatments involve 4 sessions with a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner who will recommend self-help materials and introduce you to our workshops.
Step 3 treatments involve 6 sessions with a Psychological Therapist which include group and individual treatments. For individuals experiencing trauma we offer Eye Movement Desentitisation and Reprocessing.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a talking therapy that focuses on solving problems by using structured techniques. The way we think, and the things we do, cause and maintain anxiety / depression. CBT therapists help people understand their thinking and behaviour, and work with them to make lasting changes. CBT focuses mainly on the present and involves planning practical exercises or experiments to be completed as 'homework' between sessions. Typically we offer six sessions of CBT.
Counselling assumes that people have a core or natural 'self' and that people have a natural tendency to want to be in harmony with their 'self'. When someone develops psychological difficulties, counselling assumes they have lost touch with this natural self in some way.
Counselling views depression primarily as emotional. Through the provision of a safe, confidential environment, counselling aims to help people explore and understand the feelings underlying their depression, to express them and to develop new ways of looking at themselves and the world around them.
Counselling can be offered over six sessions.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR therapy was developed for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the basis that traumatic experiences are not always 'processed' or 'stored' correctly by the brain because of the impact and severity of the trauma. During an EMDR session, a therapist will encourage a person to recall some, or all, aspects of the trauma they experienced whilst focusing on an exercise provided by the therapist. This technique allows the brain to make sense of different memories from the trauma and store these memories in a better way. The effect of this reduces the impact of the trauma and helps people recover.
EMDR can be offered over 6-10 sessions but recovery may be achieved in as few as 3 sessions.