Roundwood Health Clinic is based in Barnsley and provides Psychotherapy services. Psychotherapy and psycho-therapeutic counselling are talking therapies. They are used to treat emotional problems and mental health issues. As well as talking the therapy could use a range of methods including:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence-based treatment, recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for a range of disorders including:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Health Anxiety
- Depression / low mood
The term CBT covers a range of therapies which are based on the theory that there are links between the way we think, what we do and how we feel. By making changes in one of these areas, we can impact on the others. CBT aims to help you to understand why you are feeling the way that you are, based on your unhelpful thinking styles and problematic patterns of behaviour. It then helps you start changing these unhelpful patterns, which in turn helps you to feel better.
CBT is offered on an individual basis with each session lasting from 50 to 60 minutes. The number of sessions required will depend on the difficulty you are struggling with but is usually between 6 to 20 sessions. The first session will involve an assessment of your needs and will allow you and your therapist to identify unhelpful thinking styles and patterns of behaviour. If it is felt that CBT would be of benefit for you, you will then need to set some goals for therapy before agreeing a treatment plan together with your therapist.
CBT is a structured form of therapy and you and your therapist will agree tasks to complete between sessions. This is to allow you to monitor your symptoms and then to put into practice the techniques learnt in session. A certain amount of time and effort is required in order to gain benefit from this type of therapy.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of talking therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.
There has been so much research on EMDR therapy that it is now recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defence. Given the worldwide recognition as an effective treatment of trauma, you can easily see how EMDR therapy would be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy. Over 100,000 clinicians throughout the world use the therapy. Millions of people have been treated successfully over the past 25 years.
Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) is to date the only type of talking therapy specifically developed to help people that are experiencing depression for longer than two years. It has now been recognised as evidence based treatment approach in the revised NICE guidelines.
Many people experience depression; studies suggest about 20% remain depressed after two years. The CBASP model suggests chronic depression develops due to maltreatment at an early age. CBASP specifically addresses the resulting preoperational social and interpersonal development. Studies by Swan et al (2014) and Keller et al (2000) support the proposition that CBASP is an effective treatment. The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) recommends that CBASP is the first line treatment for chronic depression (Jobst et al, 2016).
A trained psychotherapist can offer an environment in which you can express your feelings allowing you to talk about things you might not feel able to discuss with anyone else. All sessions are confidential in comfortable and private treatment rooms. For more information, or to speak to one of our psychotherapists, please contact Roundwood Health Clinic on 01226 282560.