If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with psychological trauma or psychosis, Northern Cognitive Therapyprovide help at the RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE
Complete confidentiality at all times
How can we help you?
Are you experiencing Psychological difficulties?
Psychological difficulties affect the majority of people at some point in their life and can often be in response to significant life events. Examples include anything from losing a job, experiencing a bereavement, or having relationship difficulties to experiencing traumatic events such as emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. A common response to such experiences is a change in emotions (anxiety, guilt, fear, low mood, paranoia) which can affect our perception of self and others and increase our vulnerability to experiencing problems such as panic attacks, paranoia or hearing voices.
Often emotions can become so overwhelming that they begin to affect our ability to engage in everyday life activities. It is normal to develop a range of life strategies in an attempt to manage difficult emotions and beliefs. These might include staying in the house, avoiding people, places or activities that have been enjoyed in the past; using alcohol or drugs; self-harm; or being self-critical, which can affect relationships and personal aspirations. If you or someone you know is struggling with emotional difficulties then please contact Northern Cognitive Therapy to arrange a private consultation and ensure appropriate help is received at the right time and right place.
CBT for psychosis
Northern Cognitive Therapy are specialists in working with people experiencing psychosis. Our reputation is growing as the limitations of a solely medical approach to psychosis are becoming better known. Psychiatry describes hearing voices as 'auditory hallucinations' but research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope with the experiences of psychosis then please contact Northern Cognitive Therapy.
What is CBT?
CBT is a psychological therapy designed to ease distress from emotional problems. CBT is the treatment of choice recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence). It is effective in helping people to overcome and recover from a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, OCD, eating difficulties, bipolar disorder and more.
Client and therapists work together to identify and understand problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The approach usually focuses on difficulties in the here and now, and relies on the therapist and client developing a shared view of the individual's problem. This then leads to the identification of personalised, time-limited therapy goals and strategies which are continually monitored and evaluated. By developing and implementing practical skills, CBT helps a person to overcome their problems and to achieve personal change.
How does therapy begin?
Therapy begins with a preliminary assessment to establish the nature, history and impact of the problems experienced by the client. Assessments and therapy sessions can be arranged flexibly to suit individual needs, including evenings and week-ends. In some circumstances it is possible to arrange home visits.
How long is each session?
Most sessions last for 50 to 60 minutes, and are delivered weekly, though some clients may benefit from shorter, longer, or more frequent sessions.
Is it confidential?
In all cases strict confidentiality is maintained. On occasions it may be considered advisable to consult GPs in addition to therapy. THIS WILL ALWAYS BE FULLY DISCUSSED WITH THE CLIENT IN ADVANCE, AND WRITTEN CONSENT AGREED.