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    One-to-One Treatment

    Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) – delivering Guided Self-Help

    What will a PWP do?

    • Support you to identify unhelpful thoughts, habits and behaviours which are contributing to how you feel
    • Offer ways to change these in order to improve your mood
    • Support you to engage with self-help materials and practice learning from each session in order to improve your wellbeing
    • Signpost you to other helpful agencies and services

    What will treatment be like?

    • Up to 6 sessions, 30 minutes each, usually every 2-3 weeks
    • The initial appointment is an assessment session and slightly longer (45 minutes) for information gathering purposes where we will also discuss your goals with you
    • PWP sessions can be accessed face to face, online or by telephone
    • At each session the therapist will set an agenda with you to decide together what you will work on during the session
    • Think of the therapist as the personal trainer and you are the athlete! You will need to practice skills between sessions in order for treatment to be effective

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    What will CBT do?

    • CBT helps you to identify negative and unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that might be contributing to how you are feeling, and offers ways to change these in order to improve your mood
    • Cognitive (C) – Focus on changing negative thoughts and beliefs that might be contributing to how you feel
    • Behavioural (B) – Focus on changing unhelpful behaviours that might be contributing to how you feel, such as withdrawal or avoidance and other safety-seeking behaviours
    • CBT is a collaborative partnership between the therapist and yourself. Therapists will help you to understand the problem and guide you to apply your learning. Think of the therapist as the personal trainer and you are the athlete! You will need to commit to carrying out in-between session tasks in order for CBT to be effective

    What will treatment be like?

    • CBT is a structured therapy and involves practicing the skills introduced during sessions outside of the therapy
    • Between 6-12 sessions, 50 minutes each, usually weekly (but can be fortnightly or monthly as treatment progresses)
    • CBT can be accessed face to face, online or by telephone
    • CBT can be accessed through our Togetherall partner (link to Online Treatment Page)
    • The initial appointment is an assessment session for information gathering purposes where we will also discuss your goals with you
    • The following sessions will first focus on making sense of your difficulties and identifying a plan to meet your needs before treatment begins
    • At each session the therapist will set an agenda with you to decide together what you will work on during the session
    • Sometimes therapy sessions may involve outside of the therapy room, for example in public places, depending on the nature of your difficulties

    Counselling

    What will counselling do?

    • Provide a safe space to talk through and begin to understand and come to terms with what is troubling you and how best to manage more effectively
    • It’s about helping you to express and explore your feelings in a safe and confidential space
    • Provide an opportunity to work towards living your life in a way that is most meaningful and satisfying to you

    What will treatment be like?

    • Up to 8 sessions, 50 minutes each, usually weekly
    • Counselling can be accessed face to face, online or by telephone
    • Counselling can be accessed through our Togetherall partner (link to Online Treatment Page)
    • For counselling to be effective it is important you are ready to fully and actively engage in order for it to be helpful
    • Although a counsellor is unlikely to set tasks to be completed between sessions in the same way that a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist might, you do need to be able to, and have the time to;
    - Think about what you want to focus on before you come to counselling
    - Reflect upon and process what you have explored in sessions in the time between sessions
    - Manage the often strong feelings and memories that can be brought to the surface when talking about what is troubling you as counselling can be emotionally demanding
    • There might be times when your counsellor may suggest some reading, activity, or self-help exercises that could be helpful for you