The sheer number and types of different counselling, psychotherapy and psychological interventions that are available can be in the very least confusing, and often daunting. Many therapies and models are grounded in research and evidence-based, whilst others are based on theory or anecdotal evidence. It is important to be aware that even a “good” evidence-based therapeutic approach may fail to bring about improvements. One of the most important factors which contributes to positive, successful therapy is the choice of the right therapist.
A good relationship with your therapist is one in which you feel accepted, able to trust and there is mutual respect. Your therapist should be open and transparent about confidentiality, fees and the limits of the service they offer. Most therapists will be more than happy to provide you with information about their qualifications, experience, insurance and registration with professional bodies.
You can find tips on how to choose a suitable therapist here.
Therapeutic Services at Family Psychology Solutions
At Family Psychology Solutions all of our therapists are registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We often work with associates, all of who are similarly registered. From time to time we offer training opportunities to therapists and psychologists. All trainees are registered as student members of their professional bodies, carry indemnity insurance and are supervised by a member of our team.
We offer psychological interventions, individual counselling and support, couples and family therapy. We recognise that no two people, no two couples, no two families are the same. This is our starting point – we do not offer a “one size fits all” intervention. When you come to see us, our first step is to find out as much as we can about your unique situation. We begin with a comprehensive, collaborative assessment of you, your relationship and family circumstances. We recognise that this may be challenging and difficult. It can often be painful or anxiety provoking when long buried experiences and emotions are brought to the surface.
Together, we will consider changes which may be helpful. We will develop a plan to put these changes in place. Our work uses an integrative approach which is tailored to you and based on sound psychological theory, evidence and best practice.