As clinical psychologists at Psychology for Health, we work with children and adults, helping them to understand and overcome personal challenges.
We undertake an assessment of clients’ psychological difficulties in order to gain a better understanding of each individual’s needs. Subsequently, we agree an action plan detailing the most appropriate strategies and therapies to achieve desired goals. We draw on a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches and integrate this into our treatment.
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Open Psychology is a confidential clinic giving parents face-to-face support with their children’s emotional, behavioural, developmental and learning difficulties.
Our clinical psychologists draw from a variety of therapeutic models, sharing knowledge and advice and helping parents develop strategies which meet their children’s needs.
Open Psychology offers parents and children the opportunity to access specialist help directly and easily. To find out more or to book an appointment please visit the Open Psychology tab found at the top of the page, or click on the book an appointment button on the bottom of this page.
Systemic Family Therapy (STF) is considered to be an effective treatment for children and their families.
It helps family members to explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely within a therapeutic setting.
Common problems helped by SFT include:
- Child and adolescent mental health issues
- Adult mental health
- Separation, divorce and family life
- The effects of trauma
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) identifies and processes memories of negative and traumatic events that contribute to present problems.
It is a form of psychotherapy developed in the 1980s by American psychologist Francine Shapiro.
The goal of EMDR therapy is to process traumatic memories, reducing their impact and helping individuals to develop coping mechanisms.
This is done through an eight-phase approach to address the past, present, and future aspects of a stored memory, requiring clients to recall distressing events while receiving bilateral sensory input, including:
- Side to side movements
- Hand tapping
- Auditory tones
Common problems helped by EMDR include:
- Panic attacks
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Behaviour Therapy is a collective term for therapies which treat mental health disorders. Following the notion that all behaviours are learned, and can therefore be unlearned, behaviour therapy identifies, challenges and helps to change self-destructive and unhealthy behaviour around current problems in adults and children.
Our expertise includes using behaviour therapy to treat:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect or influence feelings and behaviour.
It enables individuals to develop coping strategies to modify and change the way they feel.
Common problems helped by CBT include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
What people say about 4 Health:
“The sessions that I had with you helped me understand the impact of my family on my own family.”
“Thank you for giving me the confidence to manage my anxiety. I am so much more self assured and feel that I have a whole new social life. I would recommend a cbt approach to everyone and once again thank you for your help with all this.”