We have a comprehensive team and offer different routes to best meet your needs, whether for you as an individual, your relationship, your family, or your child or adolescent.
We know that there may be some hesitation and anxiety in seeking support, there might also be confusion on which service you need or which practitioner to choose, that is why we offer a free initial consultation (by phone) to begin understanding your needs, and to direct you to the best service and practitioner for you.
People may seek counselling and psychotherapy when they feel stuck, or have feelings of pain, discomfort, or confusion. We offer a confidential, and safe space where you can express yourself freely. It is an opportunity to reflect on where you are, and where you want to be. The sessions can help with emotional and relational issues, and mental health concerns.
Generally, the sessions are 1 to 1, and at least initially on a weekly basis. It is often described as ‘the talking cure’ or ‘talking therapy’ although some therapists use other methods such as drama and hypnotherapy.
Psychotherapy can be short or long-term depending on your needs, and upon agreement with your therapist.
Psychotherapy and Counselling can help you
Adult psychiatry is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues, related to mood, behaviours, and thoughts. We have a strong psychiatric team, who are all proficient in general adult psychiatry and have their own different specialisations that might specifically suit your needs better.
A psychiatrist’s concern is to assess a person’s state of mind by taking a detailed history that involves exploring their medical history, past psychiatric history, and social, family, and cultural history. From that they are able to diagnose mental illness and recommend methods to help a person manage better and recover. These recommendations might include medication, practical ways to deal with a diagnosis, and ways of leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The psychiatrist would oversee and review these recomendations, it also sometimes beneficial to work with a psychotherapist/psychologist at the same time.
Common Mental Health Issues for a Psychiatrist include
There are a lot of advantages in the early detection and treatment of child and adolescent difficulties. We offer a multidisciplinary team for the diagnosis, and treatment of young people up to the age of 18.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy covers a wide range of emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric disorders. These include mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD, behavioural issues and eating disorders.
The psychiatrist is the primary person in the diagnosis and assessment, and manages treatment through medication. Psychotherapists support with aspects of the assessment process, and play a big role in treatment through recommended therapeutic interventions.
What to expect
There are no relationships without conflict, and difficult periods. Sometimes these escalate that outside support is extremely beneficial. You can use the sessions to explore the relationship(s) as a whole, or to tackle a particular issue or problem such as intimacy, communication, financial situations etc.
Therapists who work with couples and families are experienced in looking at the dynamics of the relationships between two or more people, and begin helping them express themselves more freely so that everyone is heard, and start making decisions that best suit them, as well as their partners or family. The therapist aim is help those involved make useful changes, and understand and appreciate each other better.
Common Goals for Couples/Family Therapy
It is often necessary for a full assessment for the person to be seen by more than one professional. This is one of the advantages and strengths of having a multidisciplinary team.