High Intensity Talking Therapies
If you are struggling with your mental health and finding it hard to cope, then we are here to help you.
Talking therapy is one of the best ways to manage your mental health. It puts you at the heart of the treatment and gives you tools for life.
We offer two types of talking therapy: low or high intensity. High intensity treatment is offered when we feel that low intensity support is not quite making a difference or if you have a more complex mental health issue.
Who is it for?
Lots of people struggle with their mental health in lots of different ways.
Our therapists can work with you if you’re struggling with severe:
- Anxiety and worry
- Panic and stress
- Post traumatic stress disorder - PTSD
- Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD
How we can help
There are six main ways in which we provide our high intensity support:
Guided Self Help
Cognitive behaviour therapy is a type of talking therapy, but it’s very practical at the same time. It’s based on the idea that your thoughts and feelings, how you act and how you body feels are all connected.
By sharing your experiences and thoughts with your therapist they will work with you to understand what is challenging for you personally and help you to notice and challenge problematic thinking patterns. Often the way we think about a situation can make it seem impossible to deal with. Your therapist will teach you tools and techniques to help you see the problem in a different way and how to find a solution to make daily life more manageable.
It’s given on a one to one basis so you feel comfortable and relaxed sharing your experiences. Your therapist can offer this therapy face to face, over the phone or by video call depending upon what works best for you.
Counselling for Depression
If guided self help hasn’t worked for you then we would look at offering this talking therapy.
Our counselling for depression treatment focuses on helping you to explore your underlying feelings before making sense of them. Understanding what is causing your depression will enable you to make positive changes in your life.
Our therapists will work with you, so you feel comfortable and confident to talk about your feelings, before helping you to look at yourself and the world around you in a different, more positive way.
"Having Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder it definitely affects me engaging and building strong relationships with professionals, but your service is unlike any other I've been referred to before."
Couples Counselling for Depression
This treatment is for couples who are experiencing distress in their relationship, or where one or both partners are suffering from depression.
With the help of your therapist you’ll work on
- Solving problems and relieving stress
- Reducing negative interactions
- Building emotional openness and closeness
- Improving communication and behaviour
- Changing negative thoughts
- Coping with the everyday challenges couples face
If you are suffering from depression then you may also be struggling to talk and interact with your family, partner and friends. It’s not easy to open up if you are finding it hard to cope.
In turn, poor relationships with the people that matter to you can make you feel low or add to your depression if you are already suffering. It can be a sad and vicious circle.
We offer interpersonal therapy if we feel that other talking therapies haven’t worked well enough for you.
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
If you are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder then EMDR could help you to take control of your mental wellbeing.
Many people who suffer from PTSD have intrusive thoughts, upsetting memories, nightmares or flashbacks of traumatic events from their past. The EMDR treatment helps the brain to reprocess the traumatic memories that are affecting your life. This way you can let go of them.
It’s an intense but proven therapy.
The one to one support we offer is often given alongside group therapy sessions if it’s appropriate.
The idea is that by sharing your experiences and hearing how other people are coping with their own issues, it will help you to understand your own situation and offer some encouragement and hope.
Find out more
To find out more call 01642 573924 or complete the referral form.