More than fifteen therapists work from the Centre, many of whom are BACP, UKRC or BABCP accredited. Therapy is offered to adults, couples, families and children.
The Rawstorn Road Centre insists all therapists hold current membership with their specific bodies such as: BACP, BPS, BABCP, UKCP etc, and are bound by the relevant Codes of Ethics, including, most importantly confidentiality, and receive supervision as indicated by their professional bodies. All therapists hold current Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Models of therapies include: Integrative, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Person Centred, Gestalt, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and CAT (cognitive analytic therapy). Some of the therapists also incorporate other tools into their work, including art and drama. We also offer psychosexual therapy and group work, domiciliary visits are available when necessary.
Why do people seek Counselling & Psychotherapy?
There can be many reasons why people choose to seek professional help with a counsellor or psychotherapist. These may include work; personal difficulties – such as low mood, anxiety, bereavement, and relationship issues amongst others; or perhaps feeling stuck in life; or at a crossroads in life.
We accept referrals from various sources including the NHS, the private health sector, workplace Occupational Health departments, Community Mental Health Teams and self-referrals. Counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful in dealing with many unresolved issues and our therapists are practised in working with the following.
- Loss and Grief
- Low Mood
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Life Crises
- Separation and Divorce
- Eating Disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Panic Disorders
- Critical Debriefing
- Psychosexual Issues
What is Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Counselling and Psychotherapy involves listening and talking, and understanding the relationship between the people involved in a safe and confidential environment. Therapy sessions offer an opportunity to have the space to tell your story, and be listened to. An important part of this is to establish a healing working relationship with your therapist.
Therapy is an active journey of self-exploration, enabling you to overcome difficulties or issues, learn about yourself as an individual, and work towards reaching your full potential. It also offers an opportunity to have a neutral space, with a therapist who is non judgemental, empathic and objective. The therapist is able to offer guidance and support, though the ultimate responsibility for changing remains with you.
Sessions are usually held weekly and last for fifty minutes.