PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

PYSCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

 

Psychological Services include cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, hypnotherapy and mindfulness and complement our physical therapy services at the clinic. These are run by Fiona Worthington, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Hypnotherapist.

WHAT DO PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES TREAT? 

 

Our therapist works directly with patients to manage and alleviate symptoms that include anger, anxiety, confidence issues, emotional disturbances, phobias, fears, sleep disorders, stress, habits and depression and promotes mindfulness and emotional well-being.

 

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy which is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected. To summarise this in a few words, ‘we feel the way we think’. CBT focuses specifically on the problems and difficulties that you are experiencing now, rather than issues rooted in the past.

 

HOW COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY WORKS

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is about training the mind and changing our relationship with our thought. It helps people to manage their emotional problems. This is done by understanding and changing the way we think about things and so we can change how we feel. It is not positive thinking.

If you recognise any of the following, you may benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy.

  • Perhaps you’re at a standstill and can’t get that idea off the ground.
  • Maybe something is holding you back and making you feel anxious.
  • Possibly you are feeling lonely and are struggling to make new friends.
  • Perhaps you feel so low that you just can’t face seeing people.
  • Maybe you’re stressed at work or at home, or feeling overwhelmed.
  • Possibly you’re sleeping badly (a member of the 4am club) night after night.
  • It may be that you’re not feeling great about yourself (lacking confidence and self-belief).
  • Maybe you just want to take stock of where you are.
  • Or perhaps you want to chat something through without being judged or interrupted.

HYPNOTHERAPY

 

Hypnotherapy aims to alter your state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind, while simultaneously stimulating and focusing the subconscious part.

 

HOW HYPNOTHERAPY WORKS

 

Hypnotherapy is about training the mind and changing our relationship with our thought. Hypnosis is similar to daydreaming. However, when you are in ‘hypnosis’, you are highly suggestible, so change can take place. It’s great for relaxation and confidence building. They are the types of tools that Fiona shows to clients during sessions. This means that they can go away and use them for themselves. If you recognise any of the following, you may benefit from hypnosis.

  • Perhaps you’re at a standstill and can’t get that idea off the ground.
  • Maybe something is holding you back and making you feel anxious.
  • Possibly you are feeling lonely and are struggling to make new friends.
  • Perhaps you feel so low that you just can’t face seeing people.
  • Maybe you’re stressed at work or at home, or feeling overwhelmed.
  • Possibly you’re sleeping badly (a member of the 4am club) night after night.
  • It may be that you’re not feeling great about yourself (lacking confidence and self-belief).
  • Maybe you just want to take stock of where you are.
  • Or perhaps you want to chat something through without being judged or interrupted.

EMDR

 

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is a fairly recent trauma therapy developed in 1987 by clinical psychologist Dr Francine Shapiro. Originally it was used with for serious traumas but has been found to be successful in many other areas.

 

WHAT IS EMDR?

 

When we are sleep there is period known as the REM rapid eye movement where memories may be filed neatly away. But when we have a suffered a trauma it can be as if fragments of the event are stuck or frozen in time for us and very much stay with us. We can be reminded of the original event that caused the trauma by everyday triggers, like a car back firing, a movie, music, a smell, anything The trauma though is not just reflected cognitively in our heads it is also be stored in the body maybe as tension or pain.

 

HOW EMDR WORKS

EMDR is an 8-stage intervention that includes a method of bilateral stimulation (a method that encourages both brain hemispheres being activated) that simulates this REM process of sleep and can helps us refile those difficult fragments and lessen the associated emotions and behaviours.  EMDR utilises many interventions, hypnosis techniques and CBT.

FINDING THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU

 

An initial CBT or hypnotherapy session is 1 hour 30 minutes and costs £120. Follow ups are then an hour at £80. We recommend that you be prepared for six sessions to see results. EMDR therapy at the Putney Clinic is currently offered at a discounted rate of £60 an hour.  The initial session is 1 hour 30 minutes. Follow ups are for an hour. We recommend that you be prepared for 4 – 6 sessions.

Please contact the Putney Clinic reception on 020 8789 3881 to book an initial consultation with our cognitive behavioural therapist and hypnotherapist. If you would like to contact Fiona Worthington directly, you can call her on 07990 514 804.

CONTACT

THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

266 Upper Richmond Road,
Putney
London  SW15 6TQ.

Tel: 020 8789 3881
Email: info@putneyclinic.co.uk

The Putney Clinic is a trading name of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 06526680.

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