Psychological Therapy

We know that, when life gets difficult, it’s important for people to be able to access the right kind of help as soon as possible. Accessing therapy privately at the Purple House Clinic avoids long NHS waiting lists and enables access to the highest level of therapeutic expertise from the outset.

Who is this service for?

Our psychological therapy services are aimed at adults, children and young people who are looking to improve their psychological well-being with the support of a specialist, trained, professional.  We provide expert help from Psychologists and Mental Health Nurses for a range of difficulties, including:
  • Anxiety (including generalised anxiety, phobias, OCD)
  • Low Mood / Depression
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship or Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Eating Difficulties
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Attachment Difficulties/Developmental Trauma (including therapy for Looked After or Adopted Children)
  • Behavioural and Emotional Difficulties (Children)
Some geographical variance in services applies.


What does therapy involve?

We offer therapy to individuals, couples and families. We use evidence-based therapies, such as CBT and EMDR, delivered by highly trained Psychologists and Specialist Mental Health Nurses. Where children are concerned, we will often incorporate family members into the therapeutic work, offering family-based therapy or parenting help as required. Therapy for younger children will usually include creative techniques, for example, drawing exercises, games and stories.
Our 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 counselling environment). Our clinicians are trained in several different therapies, meaning their practice is highly integrative and that clients receive a bespoke approach. They are skilled in 'systemic' intervention as well as individual therapies, meaning that they can work with organisations (such as schools) in order that the 'system' around an individual supports therapeutic change.

Your treatment journey

Prior to the commencement of therapy, all clients undergo some form of initial assessment in order to establish which type (or types) of therapy they require and the likely duration of the treatment. In most cases, this initial assessment will be one appointment lasting 1.5 hours. Some people with more complex difficulties may require in-depth Psychology assessment. Following this, clients will usually proceed to regular therapy sessions lasting 1 hour each. For adults and older children, we usually recommend weekly therapy. Families accessing help for emotional and behavioural difficulties for younger children may require less regular interventions.
The goals and outcomes for each client will vary. However, the general aim of psychological therapy is for issues to be understood, life events to be processed, and problems to be overcome. Sometimes, after a course of therapy, our clients will return to us some time later for further help- perhaps for a 'top up' or therapy or to address new issues. Knowing that we are here to help should they need us again provides the reassurance and continuity of care that clients deserve. 
Please contact us for further information including information about fees.


The Purple House Clinic will remain open during national lockdown & regional restrictions.