It is far more common than you might think to be dealing with psychological issues that manifest themselves as problems in your working and private life. This could be unexplained anxiety or anger, feelings of sadness, desperation, grief, mental exhaustion, trauma, or simply a feeling of being stuck or unable to grasp life’s opportunities.
Understanding the Problem
The problem is that we often don’t see getting help with psychological problems in the same light as we do solving other health issues or life challenges. We may worry that we will be labelled ‘mentally ill’ if we seek out help, or that we may be judged in some way.
We may be concerned that work colleagues will find out and gossip (when in reality a number of those colleagues will have sought help for themselves). We may be unsure as to how to get the best qualified person to help us and in addition, we may have a fear of unlocking deep feelings without the support there to deal with the consequences.
How do I know if I need help from a Clinical Psychologist?
If you are struggling with psychological issues, or emotional problems, which interfere with how you function on a day-to-day basis, it may well be time to seek help.
Our philosophy is based upon a principle of working collaboratively; in partnership with you, on a journey towards greater knowledge and understanding of the causes of your difficulties, and offering the optimum evidence based approaches to tackling those problems effectively and with over 35 years experience, you can be assured our services are expertly delivered.
A detailed initial assessment is the starting point, to help you gain an understanding of the causes of your psychological issues, and the best way to deal with them. The aim is to enable you to gain early insights into the difficulties that you have been experiencing. All psychological therapy is research evidence-based and tailored to meet your needs and requirements. Therapeutic approaches are well tried and tested, solution focused and problem solving in orientation.
For many people, an initial consultation can feel somewhat daunting. For the most part the aim, at the first session, is to gain an initial shared understanding of the main factors which have caused your difficulties, and the optimum way to address them. The duration and type of therapy will be tailored to your specific needs Together we will also work on the best methods for sustaining your progress and preventing a resurgence of those issues into the future.
Many of the people who seek out psychological therapy services already have well developed coping mechanisms. Life experiences can, however, thwart or distort previously well-rehearsed coping strategies, or indeed affect their development in the first place. Psychological therapy can help you to reactivate and refine pre-existing skills and, where necessary, develop new insights alongside new coping strategies.
Maggie Cork and Associates Ltd also has a comprehensive referral network in the event that additional or alternative therapeutic approaches would be helpful to you.