Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the things you are likely to be wondering about

Does Mind My Health work with children or teenagers?

Yes, Mind My Health works with all ages, families, couples and groups of individuals such as teams, coaches, teachers etc.

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What kind of therapy would I receive at Mind My Health? 



 

Psychological techniques are used to relieve distress. Words such as “counselling” or “psychotherapy” can be used to refer to all forms of psychological interventions, but they may also have specific meanings. We are trained in a number of therapies and as highly trained clinicians we will ensure that the therapeutic intervention suits your needs and preferences. We are trained in a number of therapies and as highly experienced clinicians we will ensure that the therapeutic intervention suits your needs and preferences.

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

The central concept of CBT is the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The way we feel about a situation or experience depends on what we think about it, and this then influences our behaviour. For example, 2 students who are studying for exams both wake at 3am on the night before an exam. One person thinks “Its 3am – I have only had 4 hours sleep – if I cant get back to sleep I will be tired in the morning – if I am tired I wont do well in my exam – If I don’t do well I wont get a job and my family will be disappointed with me – I will be a failure” These thoughts trigger symptoms of worry and panic. Another person my think “Its 3am – fantastic, I have another 6 hours to study before my exam – the more time I have to study the better I will do”. These thoughts trigger a completely different set of physiological symptoms and behaviours. CBT helps people to identify negative automatic thoughts, which lead to unhelpful beliefs which impact on emotions and behaviour using a collaborative therapeutic relationship. The sessions are highly structured and home tasks are set between sessions to enable people to identify negative automatic thoughts and effect that these have on feelings, bodily reactions and behaviour.​

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What Is Narrative Therapy?

Systemic therapy is a school of psychology which seeks to address people not an individual level, as had been the focus of earlier forms of therapy, but as people in relationship, dealing with the interactions of groups and their interactional patterns and dynamics. It does not attempt to determine past causes, nor does it assign diagnosis (who is sick, who is a victim), rather systemic therapy seeks instead to identify stagnant patterns of behaviour in groups of people such as a family, and address those patterns directly, irrespective of analysis of cause. Systemic therapist's role is to help systems to change themselves by introducing creative jolts.

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What is Cognitive Analytic Therapy?

CAT involves a therapist and a client working together to understand what hindered changes in the past in order to make sense how better to move forward in the present. Questions such as “why do I always end up feeling like this” is a focus in CAT as it looks at patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

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What are Systematic Therapies?

Systemic therapy is a school of psychology which seeks to address people not an individual level, as had been the focus of earlier forms of therapy, but as people in relationship, dealing with the interactions of groups and their interactional patterns and dynamics. It does not attempt to determine past causes, nor does it assign diagnosis (who is sick, who is a victim), rather systemic therapy seeks instead to identify stagnant patterns of behaviour in groups of people such as a family, and address those patterns directly, irrespective of analysis of cause. Systemic therapist's role is to help systems to change themselves by introducing creative jolts.

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What is Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT)? 

Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) is an interactive treatment which combines practical exercises with discussions about their relevance to the your everyday life. People with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa are considered to have difficulty thinking flexibly.  CRT addresses the process rather than the content of thinking, thus helping you to develop an awareness of one’s own thinking style. By becoming aware of problematic thinking styles, one can reflect on how these affect everyday life and learn to develop new strategies and alternative coping behavior.

 

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What is Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)?

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) s a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress.  The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. 

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives.  It will not eliminate life's pressures, but it can help us respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, head, and body. It helps us recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events. It provides us with a scientifically researched approach to cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding. Practicing mindfulness allows us to be fully present in our life and work, and improve our quality of life.

What is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy is a powerful psychological treatment demonstrated to treat psychological trauma, since its original development in 1989 it is increasingly been used to help with other psychological difficulties, including performance-related anxiety.

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Do I have to pay?

If you have been sent via your GP or through work and have agreed with your private health insurers, then it is likely that you will not have to pay. Some insurers require you to pay first and claim back the fees later. Private consultation is chargeable.

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Who will find out that I have come here?

No-one will be given information regarding your contact with the service without your consent, unless there are issues of concern.

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What would be issues of concern that would mean you would contact others?

Issues of concern are regulated by law ie. if you disclose information that suggests that you pose a risk to yourself or others, or you are about to commit a crime, then disclosure to a third party is necessary. This will be discussed with you at the time of disclosure. If disclosing child protection issues, the therapist is responsible to think about other children who may be at risk.

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Is there anyone else who will know about my case?

All therapists must have clinical supervision. This is considered mandatory by certain professional bodies and we ensure we meet our supervisors on a regular basis. Certain details of your case will be discussed but no details identifying you will be discussed or disclosed.

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