Services for Adults

At our clinics, we have Psychologists who provide specialist psychological assessments and therapies for adults who are experiencing difficulties with their psychological well-being. Our highly experienced Psychologists are skilled in working with a range of difficulties including mental health conditions (e.g. depression/anxiety), trauma from early life, adjustment to life events, relationship difficulties, cognitive difficulties, learning disabilities, autism and the psychological impact of physical health conditions. Applying their in-depth scientific understanding of human psychology and behaviour, our Psychologists are experts in their field and provide assessments and treatments that are grounded in scientific understanding and research evidence. Our Psychologists are highly motivated to achieve positive outcomes for their clients, working closely with them to decrease distress and enhance well-being. Our professional clinic settings provide a comfortable and relaxed environment, helping clients feel at ease during their consultations.

We Can Help With

Our Psychologists can provide specialist assessments and therapies for a number of issues, including:
      • Ante-Natal Depression
      • Adjustment to life events
      • Anxiety
      • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
      • Challenging behaviour (inc. persons with learning difficulties)
      • Cognitive difficulties
      • Complex Trauma (e.g. relating to childhood)
      • Coping with physical health problems
      • Depression
      • Divorce
      • Eating disorders
      • Grief or loss
      • Interpersonal difficulties
      • Learning difficulties e.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia
      • Learning disabilities
      • Long-term emotional difficulties
      • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      • Panic
      • Personality Disorders
      • Phobias
      • Post Natal Depression (PND)
      • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      • Relationship difficulties
      • Self-esteem issues
      • Self-harm
      • Stress
      • Suicidal feelings
Please note, there may be some geographical variance in services offered.

How We Can Help

Psychology is the study of thinking, feeling and behaving. Our Psychologists aim to help problems by first carrying out an assessment, examining the nature of the client's difficulties. They apply their scientific knowledge of the brain and human behaviour to the assessment information, and from this, establish a formulation and recommendations for how to help. The Psychologist will devise a plan of intervention which may include one or more types of psychological therapy; we offer therapy for couples and families as well as for individuals. Various support or advice services are available in addition to therapy, for example, help to understand a specific condition or support to a family member.

Psychological Assessment

In-depth psychological assessments and pre-therapy assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Assessments of: mental health difficulties, emotional/behavioural difficulties, challenging behaviour, autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia, learning disabilities, interpersonal difficulties, complex trauma (including adopted children), neuropsychological/cognitive difficulties and IQ testing.

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Psychological Therapy

Psychological Therapy for children/adolescents and adults. Individual, couple, family and group therapy available. Approaches include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)Schema Therapy and Creative Therapies.

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Consultation & Support

Consultation and Support to the family members of a child or adult with difficulties, or to other professionals working to support that individual. We can provide formulation services, psycho-education, therapeutic parenting, behavioural support and other systemic interventions.

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What To Expect

The first appointment is an initial assessment and usually lasts 1.5 hours. Assessments vary in nature but may include the completion of questionnaires as well as discussions with the aim of gaining a thorough understanding of the client's difficulties. Sometimes more in-depth assessment is required, extending over a greater number of sessions. For more information about assessments, please click here.
Therapy sessions usually last 1 hour but may be slightly extended for some types of therapies. Therapy sessions with a Psychologist offer the most comprehensive and informed form of talking therapy available. Discussions here will allow your Psychologist to explore and analyse current difficulties and their origins/effects. The Psychologist will help the client to safely process any difficult past experiences, and will help them to develop new (more adaptive) ways of thinking and being. Therapy with a Psychologist is usually more 'active' and structured than with a counsellor or Psychotherapist and includes learning about, and trying out, various evidence-based strategies and therapeutic techniques. For more information about therapy, please click here.
To find out more about our services for adults, and whether we can help, please contact us at your nearest Purple House clinic.