Clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and to enhance the promotion of psychological well-being. They deal with a wide range of mental and physical health problems including addiction, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and relationship issues. They can also help patients to deal with the physical symptoms of disease and chronic pain.
Our clinical psychologist Dr John Baker offers all new patients an initial assessment to investigate their situation and to discuss if and how clinical psychology might be helpful. Assessment may lead to advice, counselling or therapy.
Practitioner psychologists are regulated by the HCPC (https://www.hcpc-uk.org/). Dr John Baker (PYL26670)
Counselling: Helen Higginson
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. Sometimes the term “counselling” is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
Counselling can help you cope with:
- a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety
- an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility
- a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
- difficult feelings and emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
- other issues, such as sexual identity
What to expect from talking therapies:
In your appointments, you’ll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who’ll listen and support you without judging or criticising. The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems. But they won’t usually give advice or tell you what to do.
You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months, or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.
It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress, but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your therapist.
Get in touch
Core Clinics offer a unique, integrative approach to health and wellbeing and sports performance.
If you have a clear view about the type of treatment or the specific clinician or therapist you would like to consult, we will gladly arrange an initial consultation for you. If, on the other hand, you are unsure of what expertise or treatments might be most beneficial for you, please feel free to call or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to discuss and advise.