Psychological assessment and therapy can be offered to adults with a wide range of emotional problems including depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship difficulties, obsessive compulsive disorders and eating disorders.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is used to treat people with a wide range of difficulties. CBT is a therapeutic approach that can help people better understand the thoughts and feelings that can lead to problematic behaviour and unhappiness. CBT is particularly effective when treating phobias, anxieties and depression. It is goal focussed and action orientated and involves the therapist assisting the client in developing specific strategies that can help to address their difficulties. Typically, between 6-16 sessions of CBT are required over weekly sessions for improvement to be seen.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a therapy that is time-limited and structured. It usually takes place over 16 weekly sessions. It is concerned with how psychological problems affect relationships, and how relationship issues can contribute to psychological problems. It has been shown to be particularly effective in working with depression and eating disorders.