Services for Adults

Depression
At our clinics, we have teams of Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists and Mental Health Nurses who provide specialist psychological assessments and therapies for adults who are experiencing difficulties with their psychological well-being. Our highly experienced clinicians 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 clinicians are experts in their field and provide assessments and treatments that are grounded in scientific understanding and research evidence. Our clinicians 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 clinicians 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

 

How We Can Help

 

Our specialist services include:

 

 

What To Expect

 

Many adults access our services for psychological therapy with one of our highly trained Psychologists. Prior to the commencement of therapy, the first appointment is an initial assessment and usually lasts 1.5 hours. It may include the completion of questionnaires as well as extensive discussions with the clinician in order that they can  understand the nature of your difficulties. 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.
Specialist in-depth assessments e.g. Clinical Psychology / Educational Psychology usually extend over a greater number of sessions. For more information about specialist assessments, please click on the appropriate link above. We also offer specialist Occupational Therapy and Psychiatry services as some of our clinics.
Please note, there may be some geographical variance in services offered.

To find out more about our services for adults, and whether we can help, please contact us at your nearest Purple House clinic.