At Purple House, we provide a range of psychological therapies. Our highly trained Psychologists are skilled in creating bespoke treatment plans and integrating different therapies, applying the most appropriate aspect of any one therapy to an individual's situation. We use evidence-based approaches, ensuring that clients are in receipt of
up-to-date psychological treatment of the highest standard.
We provide a range of expert psychological therapies for adults, children, couples and families, including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy/Attachment Therapies
- Schema Therapy
- Creative Approaches for Children
Note: Some geographical variance in services applies.
We Can Help With
We provide therapy to address a range of difficulties, including:
- Anxiety (including generalised anxiety, phobias, OCD)
- Low Self-esteem
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Eating Disorders
- Interpersonal Difficulties
- Attachment Difficulties/Developmental Trauma (Looked After or Adopted Children)
- Behavioural and Emotional Difficulties (Children)
- Relationship Difficulties
For our A-Z of difficulties, click here. Some geographical variance in services applies.
It's important to understand how assessment/treatment from a Psychologist differs from those from a Psychotherapist or Counsellor:
- 'Registered Psychologist' is a legally protected title; Psychologists are trained to doctorate level, meaning they are highly skilled in their knowledge and application of therapies.
- Known as 'scientist-practitioners', Psychologists have in-depth knowledge of human emotions, cognition, behaviour and the neuro-biology of the brain. They apply this to their clinical practice.
- Therapy is 'active'. Based on one or more evidence-based models; sessions are semi-structured and have specific goals and direction (it is not just a supportive listening environment).
- Psychologists are trained in several different therapies, meaning their practice is highly integrative and that clients receive a bespoke approach.
- Psychologists are skilled in 'systemic' intervention as well as individual therapies, meaning that they can work with couples, families and even organisations (such as schools) in order that the 'system' around an individual supports therapeutic change as well as the individual themselves.
What to Expect
Therapy usually commences with an initial assessment session which is usually 1.5 hours in duration (although therapy for more complex cases may be preceded with an in-depth assessment). Towards the end of the assessment session, the Psychologist will give their opinion and recommendations for therapy. For more information about assessment click here.
Each therapy session usually lasts 1 hour. However, some sessions could be longer e.g. some trauma-focused therapies or couple/family therapy sessions. Therapy sessions include a combination of talking, teaching of skills and pen/paper exercises. Therapy is usually semi-structured, meaning that the Psychologist has a plan derived from an evidence-based approach (but they are also flexible within that plan, being responsive to the client's needs). The Psychologist will often integrate aspects of more than one type of therapy into their work. Therapy for children will usually include creative techniques, for example, involving drawing exercises, games, stories, puppets or a sand tray. Where children are concerned, the Psychologist may often involve family members into the therapeutic work.
Our Psychologists are highly sensitive and responsive to the needs of clients and their families, helping them feel understood and supported throughout the course of their treatment with us.
Fees vary, based on a standard hourly rate for a particular clinician. Please contact your nearest clinic for more information.
Please contact us for further information.