Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. Clinical Psychologists use psychological knowledge to alleviate psychological distress using evidence based talking therapies tailored to the needs of the individual. Clinical Psychologists operate a strict confidentiality policy which will be discussed further with you at your initial appointment.
Our clinical Psychologists have experience of working with the following issues:
Adults and couples:
· Fertility problems
· Pain management
· Chronic fatigue
· Low mood
· Anger management
· Low self esteem
· Couples counselling
Additional services for young people
· Soiling (encopresis)
· Wetting (enuresis)
· Selective mutism
· Attachment difficulties
· Behavioural problems
This list is non-exhaustive; please contact us with any other concerns
Rather than working from one therapeutic model, our psychologists draw on a range of evidence based approaches. This ensures that the approach meets your own unique needs.
The main approaches used are:
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Focuses on understanding and modifying unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that maintain psychological distress.
Explores the use of narratives in understanding identity. Therapy aims to understand how problem saturated stories/identities are developed and working to identify preferred stories as a way of alleviating psychological distress.
Is interested in the interactions between different members of a system (usually the family) and how these patterns of interaction can maintain psychological difficulty. Therapist works with different members of the family (or with couples) to explore and understand these patterns of interaction and work to generate alternative more helpful ways of relating to one another.
Further reading about Clinical Psychology
Other relevant reading material is available on request.