The Healthy Minds Partnership Offers…
Counselling (North Staffs Mind)
The theory underlying brief psychodynamic therapy is that the past has an impact on individual’s experiences and feelings in the present. This theory suggests that the important relationships in the past, often from early childhood, set a pattern for how people relate to others later in life. Some of that pattern may become evident in the relationship with the therapist, and allows for insight to be gained which may help change the client in the clients current and future relationships.
Counselling is a talking therapy which provides a safe space to explore the difficulties that the client is experiencing which cause distress.
Over a period of weeks, the counsellor will meet with the client to help to talk about their feelings and thoughts. The process of counselling aims to help them to understand themselves, and their life, better. Counselling can enable people to recognize their own abilities to make choices and changes, and to gain new perspectives which can lead to better mental well-being.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This therapy is offered by cognitive behavioural therapists. This is a practical and structured talking therapy that involves helping individuals become aware and change unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours that could be causing or maintaining difficulties, and this may help to change the way clients feel. This therapy is helpful for both anxiety and depression and helps clients to reach the goals agreed in therapy.
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (Changes)
The service offers guided self-help, providing clients with access to accurate and up-to-date information relevant to their recovery, including ‘self-help’ books, handouts, CDs etc.
Clients will be offered either individual or telephone appointments, whichever is most convenient – based on key assisted self-help elements: behavioural activation, structured physical activity, psycho-education, referral to local support agencies, medication management and information giving.
Clients will also have access to the ‘Positive Changes’ programme, i.e. psycho-education, anger management and assertiveness training sessions – based on the same key assisted self-help elements, and following a personalized Wellness Action Plan (WAP).
In summary, the main step 2 interventions can be listed as follows:
> Information Prescription
> Signposting/referral to local support agencies
> Medication Management
> Guided Self-Help (cCBT & Workbooks for Depression, GAD, Panic/Phobia)
> Behavioural Activation
> Personal Support and Active monitoring
> Peer Support Groups
> Facilitate Structured Exercise