Counselling & Psychological Therapies

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" (Socrates)

Support for Emotional Health and Well Being Across the Lifespan

Support for Adults

As a community psychology service, our view of emotional health is based on the understanding that any one of us can suffer emotional ill health as a result of the difficulties we encounter in life. We understand that good mental health is dependent on a range of resources, psychological, social and relational. Not all of us are lucky enough to have great support in all of these areas.

So often, the balance can be tipped by a life event that triggers a ‘chain reaction’ or by a series of happenings that leave you feeling unable to cope. There may be a build-up of things that make you feel as though things are impossible to deal with any more.

These feelings are normal for anyone, once a particular combination of circumstances arises. It is important to recognise that all people have only a finite pool of personal resources. For some people, because of their circumstances, this pool may be already smaller that they would wish.

The important thing is to give yourself permission to seek help. This is the first step.

If you’re reading this – well done: you’ve already taken the first step.

Support to Organisations and their Staff

We have a strong track-record of support to organisations and their staff across the country, including local authorities, education, social care, NHS paediatric care and police, fire and rescue services.

Ask us about how we can help your organisation to support the Emotional Health and Well Being of its staff.

How can we help?

Our psychologists and counsellors are trained in a range of different approaches and can match these to your needs.

What kinds of things can you help with?

We offer psychological therapies for

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Phobias and obsessive-compulsive difficulties
  • Depression
  • Relationship matters
  • Bereavement
  • Family Work: we employ practitioners who are experienced in family therapy and parenting support, so please ask us about this if you would to discuss this further.

Children and Young People

Our specialists in child psychology and psychological therapies can offer help in the following areas

  • Anxiety, including panic attacks, excessive worrying, obsessional thoughts or compulsive behaviours, specific fears and phobias
  • School-related problems
  • Problems related to specific health conditions
  • Problems of mood
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Bereavement

We also offer family sessions, where appropriate.

Please feel free to contact us to arrange to speak to a clinician and to discuss your emotional health needs further.