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Therapy

We work with a wide range of problems including, but not restricted to, the following:

  • Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety and Stress (including GAD: generalized anxiety disorder or excessive worry)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression and other mood disorders (see ** below)
  • Eating problems including some eating disorders (see ** below)
  • Habit problems (e.g., tics)
  • Health anxiety (also known as hypochondriasis)
  • Interpersonal difficulties (including relationship problems and some personality difficulties)
  • Low Self-Esteem and low self-confidence
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pain
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and experiences relating to early trauma
  • Psychosis (schizophrenia – see ** below)
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Social phobia (social anxiety) and Shyness
  • Unexplained physical symptoms
  • Behavioural problems in children and young people
  • Bedtime problems in children
  • Soiling and wetting in children (toileting difficulties)

Main model of therapy – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Other models of therapy include – Behaviour Therapy, Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), Narrative Therapy, Systemic approaches. .

** Please note that some, usually more severe and acute, conditions might require input from more than one professional or be more appropriately managed within a multi-disciplinary mental health team – usually within the NHS. Other difficulties, particularly where there is a significant level of risk to the individual or others, might require a service where more intensive intervention and crisis access can be provided; which this service cannot accommodate. In any of these circumstances advice will be given as to the appropriate steps to take. Where any risk to an individual or individuals has been identified all our practitioners are professionally obliged to take steps to report this to the appropriate authorities. We are also unlikely to accept for therapy any individual who has a significant substance or alcohol misuse issue.

If you feel you are in crisis please call: your GP (or out-of-hours GP: available on the same number as your GP), the Samaritans (telephone 116123: national number, available 24 hours a day; or 01905 21121: Worcester branch – you can also drop in: 10 Sansome Place, Worcester, WR1 1UA – check the website for opening hours) or NHS 111 service (telephone 111: available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).

Please contact us to discuss any queries you may have about therapy, including if your issue does not appear to match any of the difficulties listed above.