Psychological therapy is an effective way of treating emotional and behavioural difficulties.
We have expertise in providing therapy for:
- Stress & Anxiety (including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Low Self-Esteem
- Behavioural difficulties
- Eating Disorders
- Family & relationships
- Parental stress
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders (support around behaviour, emotional regulation, feeding and toileting)
- Tics and Tourette Syndrome
- Psychological impact of physical health issues and disability (support for adapting to difficult medical diagnosis and anxiety around medical procedures)
We offer a range of assessments and therapies, and are highly trained in:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBIT is a non-medical treatment for tics and Tourette syndrome consisting of three important components:
- Training the patient to be more aware of his or her tics and the urge to tic.
- Training patients to do competing behaviour when they feel the urge to tic.
- Making changes to day to day activities in ways that can be helpful in reducing tics.
Comprehensive Behaviour Therapies for Tics (CBIT)
CBIT is a non-medicated treatment for tics and Tourette syndrome consisting of three important components: (a) Training the patient to be more aware of his or her tics and the urge to tic. (b) Training patients to do competing behaviour when they feel the urge to tic. (c) Making changes to day to day activities in ways that can be helpful in reducing tics. for
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
The Exposure in ERP refers to exposing yourself to the thoughts, images, objects and situations that make you anxious and/or start your obsessions. While the Response Prevention part of ERP, refers to making a choice not to do a compulsive behaviour once the anxiety or obsessions have been “triggered.” All of this is done under the guidance of a therapist at the beginning — though you will eventually learn to do your own ERP exercises to help manage your symptoms.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
The objective of ACT is not elimination of difficult feelings; rather, it is to be present with what life brings us and to “move toward valued behaviour”. Acceptance and commitment therapy invites people to open up to unpleasant feelings, and learn not to overreact to them, and not avoid situations where they are invoked.
The primary goal of parent support programs is to provide support and information in ways that help parents become more capable and competent. Areas of expertise include supporting parents to improve children’s behaviour, reduce anxiety and increase resilience.
All therapies we offer are evidence-based and in line with guidelines set by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines (NICE).