Psychological Treatment

What is Psychological Treatment?

 

We are able to offer different types of psychological treatment to assist with a range of difficulties. For example,  heightened anxiety, low mood, problems at work, emotional difficulties or relationship issues. Psychological treatment enables you to explore these difficulties with a trained professional in a safe and comfortable environment focusing on how and why the difficulties came about and strategies to assist you in overcoming them. We offer a confidential and non-judgemental service helping you to bring about positive change. We are professionally trained and abide by the guidelines and professional Code of Ethics of the Professional Bodies that we are registered with: the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

 

The main therapeutic approaches we use are: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). Difficulties vary however and no ‘one size fits all’ therefore a combination of other therapeutic approaches may also be used (i.e. an integrative approach). CBT is an evidence-based talking therapy that focuses on the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. After identifying the unhelpful thoughts which contribute to the negative feelings and behaviour we introduce a number of skills that you can apply to resolve your difficulties and any difficulties of a similar nature that you may encounter in the future. Research shows that CBT is one of the most effective forms of treatment for many different psychological difficulties. As a result it is widely recognised and is used in the NHS as a successful way of helping individuals make positive changes to their lives and to achieve their goals. CBT is generally considered a ‘shorter-term’ therapy involving a structured number of sessions (e.g. typically between 6 – 12 sessions). As difficulties vary however, the length of sessions may be longer or shorter than this. The Psychologist assessing you will be able to discuss this with you following your initial assessment sessions and will  be able to provide you with more details on the treatment approach and respond to any questions you may have.

 

MindFull Psychology also offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Therapy. This is a highly effective method of treating trauma and post-trauma symptoms and in addition to CBT is endorsed by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). It is widely known for its use with combat veterans but is also effective for life traumas such as abuse, rape, road traffic accidents and traumatic injuries. EMDR is also known to be effective for treating other difficulties where a negative thought about the self exists and can therefore be used to treat other mental health difficulties such as depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, OCD etc.

 

What types of difficulties do you work with?

 

We offer psychological treatment to individuals with a range of difficulties that vary in complexity. Although treatment is not limited to the following we have worked successfully with individuals with:

 

 

bullet 1  Trauma / Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms or PTSD

bullet 3  Depression

bullet 2  Different types of anxiety (e.g. panic, social anxiety, OCD etc.)

bullet 1  Low self esteem or confidence

bullet 3  Anger

bullet 2  Challenging emotions and behaviours

bullet 1  Assertiveness

bullet 3  Life changes

bullet 2  Poor coping

bullet 1  Problem-solving

bullet 3  Goal-setting

bullet 2  Stress

bullet 1  Sleep onset and maintenance

bullet 3  Substance misuse

bullet 2  Gambling addiction

bullet 1  Low mood

 

What does psychological assessment and treatment involve?

 

The start of treatment will involve a confidential assessment process which typically takes between one and two sessions. This is an opportunity for both you and the Psychologist to decide whether treatment is the right choice for you at this time. During the assessment process the Psychologist will ask you a number of questions to assist with this and to gain a good understanding of your current difficulties. This is used to help them determine the best therapeutic approach and ‘treatment plan’ for you. The ‘treatment plan’ is collaborative and consists of the goals that you and the Psychologist will work towards in the sessions. The assessment process is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions and to gain a sense of whether or not you will be able to build a good working relationship with the Psychologist. You can decide that you do not wish to continue with the assessment or the treatment at any time.

 

If you decide that you would like to continue with psychological treatment then your therapist will meet with you on regular occasions, typically once a week. We have two clinic rooms in the Sheffield: one located in High Green (S35) and one in Broomhill (S10). We offer a competitive price for a 50-60 minute “therapy hour” – please use our “Contact Us/ Referral” page for further details. Payment via cash or cheque is collected at the beginning of the session.

 

Are sessions confidential?

 

Anything you talk about in the session will remain confidential. This includes information such as your name, address and GP. The only exceptions to this are:

 

bullet 2  If the Psychologist believes you are in danger of harming yourself or another individual, or you disclose an offence of which the police are not already aware

 

In the unlikely event of this happening we would discuss this with you, but we do have a professional duty to inform your GP if the concern regards harm to self.

If you have referred yourself privately and would like us to inform your GP that you are attending therapy, this can be arranged.

 

bullet 1  If you have been referred to us by a GP or Solicitor and have consented to us providing them with specific details of your case, the information that is disclosed will be discussed with you in advance

 

In the initial assessment the issue of confidentiality will be discussed and agreed with you and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

 

What difficulties can’t you assist with?

 

Whilst we work with individuals with difficulties that range in complexity, unfortunately we are not able to offer a crisis service. If you feel you are at risk of self-harm or suicide please contact NHS Direct or your GP. You may also benefit from some of the services listed on our “Useful Links” page, such as the Samaritans who offer support 24/7 on a Freephone number

 

How can I refer?

 

We accept self referrals from individuals or members of the public in addition to referrals from other health professionals such as GPs, Psychiatrists and Solicitors. We ask that all contact in the first instance is made by email via our “Contact us” page. Please provide at least brief details of your difficulties so that we are able to ensure that we are the most appropriate service for your needs. We aim to contact you by phone or email within 48 working hours of receiving your referral, although this may be slightly longer during weekends and busy periods.

 

Location(s)

 

Both our clinic rooms are located in the Sheffield area within South Yorkshire:

 

 

bullet 3 Lound Side / Chapeltown (S35 area of Sheffield)

 

 

 

bullet 2  Broomhill (S10 area of Sheffield)

 

 

The Broomhill Room is located in the Chiropractor Clinic on Whitham Road about 500 yards up from the children’s hospital, heading towards the crossroads in Broomhill. We are on the main bus route for the 51 and 52 buses, with the bus stop 10 yards away.

 

 

 

Fees

 

We aim to make our service as accessible as possible by offering transparent and competitive fees for the services provided by our Psychologists who have undergone significant training and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society.

 

Psychological Assessment & Therapy Sessions:

We charge a competitive rate for a 50-60 minute session – please enquire as amounts vary based on the type of treatment(EMDR, CBT etc.)