The first step to reaching out and finding help can be very challenging. Considering starting therapy for the first time can often seem very overwhelming and you may be feeling mixed emotions.
Our psychotherapists offer a safe and confidential space to work through concerns you may not feel comfortable sharing elsewhere or with other people in your life.
Psychology is defined as the scientific study of mind and behaviour, this includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, including human feelings and thoughts.
What can psychology help with?
Attending regular psychology sessions can help with:
coping with bereavement
coping with trauma
understanding and dealing with psychosis and schizophrenia
preventing and overcoming depression
dealing with stress and anxiety
speeding up recovery from brain injury
helping to stop or prevent bullying
improving performance in the workplace
analysing and improving athletic performance
What is psychology?
The word psychology derives from the Greek word psyche, for spirit or soul. As early as the 4th century BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates theorised that mental disorders had physical rather than supernatural causes. In 387 BCE, Plato suggested that the brain is where mental processes take place, and in 335 BCE Aristotle suggested that it was the heart.
Psychology of today is considered a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive processes.
People often seek the help and support of psychologists for many reasons, and psychologists employ their knowledge and expertise to help in many specific areas.
Where do psychology sessions take place?
face to face at our Therapy Centre
in a group setting
confidentially over the phone
online via live video services
What can I expect from psychology therapy?
At your first appointment with us, the Psychologist will make a full assessment of your situation and the problems you are facing.
This will involve a detailed discussion of your current difficulties, how they are effecting your daily life, how and when they first arose, and also touching on your early life.
At the end of this or at a later meeting we aim to reach a mutual understanding of your problems and their origins. You will work with your Psychologist to identify particular goals for your treatment and discuss how these can be achieved.
You will be working together with your Psychologist on solving your problems, it is not a matter of being told what to do. Whatever sort of therapy you are recommended, you will need to be actively involved every step of the way.
Please feel free to get in touch with us today and discuss our psychology services in more detail and completely confidentially.