Talking Therapy

Talking Therapy

For Children, Young People & Adults

Talking therapy services for children, young people and adults

Here at PrivateGP.com, we understand that mental health difficulties or problems in relationships can affect us all. But we know that making the first step to reach out for help can feel daunting. You can be assured that we will meet your courage to engage in therapy with the respect it deserves. 

Led by our head of psychological services, our team offers specialist psychological consultations, assessments and therapy to anyone who is seeking support to make sense of difficult life experiences, emotional difficulties and/or unwanted behaviours.

Psychological therapy can be self-funded. Please see our fees page. Our clinical psychologists are also recognised healthcare providers with AXA PPP, Aviva and Vitality Health where fees may be covered by a relevant health insurance policy. In these instances, you will be asked to pay the room hire fee directly to Private GP.

Why choose PrivateGP.com for your psychological therapy?

Perhaps you don’t know exactly what’s wrong, or where your difficulties started? Or maybe difficult life events have changed the way you connect with yourself and others around you?

During your initial psychological assessment, we will provide a safe space for you to share your story and to connect with your pain without judgment. Our collaborative approach means we will work together to find a shared understanding of your difficulties and discuss the most helpful type(s) of psychological therapy for you. Depending on your goals, at the start of your therapy you may wish to set a fixed number of sessions or enter into a more open-ended agreement. 

Our Chartered Clinical Psychologists work beyond symptom reduction, to explore the root of your difficulties. Engaging honestly and openly with therapy can feel hard, but clients reflect time and time again that this commitment can enable you to disentangle yourself from emotional, behavioural and relational patterns and bring about life changing results. We are confident that your commitment towards the therapy will be rewarded with positive changes and a renewed connection with yourself, others and the world.

Types of difficulties we work with

At PrivateGP, our clinical psychologists work with clients who present with a broad range of difficulties.

Examples are listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list and we welcome enquiries about support with problems you may be having which aren’t here.

  • Anxiety including health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder
  • Depression, low mood, feeling sad
  • Work-related stress
  • Trauma or post traumatic stress as a result of life events, including accidents, physical health diagnoses, abuse and domestic violence
  • Perinatal mental health including birth trauma, postnatal depression, bonding and attachment, birth phobia, loss, abortion, infertility
  • Grief, bereavement and loss
  • Emotional adjustment to acute and chronic physical health problems
  • Self harm
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Difficulties in managing your emotions
  • Relational difficulties, sometimes diagnosed as ‘personality disorders’
  • Anger

We also offer relationship counselling for difficulties including affairs, betrayals, difficulties with communication or trust, infertility or loss, issues around intimacy and sex, separations and divorces

Therapeutic models

Our Chartered Clinical Psychologists have a wealth of training and experience delivering multiple models of psychotherapy.

This means you can feel confident that you will receive an integrative, clinically-informed and evidence-based therapy that draws from a range of psychological models, delivered with a high level of professional skill, to help you achieve positive change.

All therapy sessions will be underpinned by compassion and informed by the principles from the following psychological theories and models:

  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Compassion-focussed principles
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-focussed therapy

Free Consultations

Maybe you have had talking therapy before and not found it helpful? Or perhaps this is the first time you’ve thought about accessing professional support for your psychological wellbeing?

We know that reaching out for extra support is a huge step and it is understandable that you may have questions about whether this is right for you. That’s why at Cooley Psychological Wellbeing we are happy to offer a 15-minute telephone consultation with our Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Dr Robyn Cooley, to discuss the questions you may have. This means you can decide whether you wish to progress with assessment and therapy without committing to pay for a full initial assessment. Alternatively, you can come for an initial assessment with no obligation to return for continuing therapy. We have also provided some self-help guides on the free resources section of our website.

You are unique and we are ready to listen

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