Psychological Therapy for Adults

Psychological therapy is a way of helping people to work through a range of emotional, relational and mental health difficulties.

Psychological therapy provides a confidential space to meet regularly with a therapist for emotional support, understanding, and to talk about issues which are problematic or areas of someone’s life that are causing them suffering/distress. Generally you would meet individually with a psychological therapist, but sometimes it may be more appropriate for you to be joined by your partner or family. Sessions normally last an hour, but sometimes it may be appropriate to have extended sessions – your therapist would talk to you about this.

Offering psychological therapy is one of the main roles of a Clinical Psychologist. They are trained in a number of different types of therapy. You may have an idea about the type of therapy you would like. If not, this is something which can be discussed with your therapist and is likely to depend on a number of factors, including; the issues/areas you would like to focus on, the changes you would like to make to your life, the goals you would like to work on in therapy.

What difficulties can psychological therapy be helpful for?

Psychological therapy may be helpful for a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Depression/low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Low confidence and self-esteem issues
  • Psychosomatic symptoms
  • Relationship difficulties (e.g. difficulties forming and/or maintaining relationships/friendships)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Self harm
  • Individuals may also choose to enter into psychological therapy for personal growth and development.

We are fully qualified and insurance Clinical Psychologists registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) are we have achieved chartered status recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS). These registrations mean that you can be safe in the knowledge that the service you receive is delivered by qualified professionals, working to a high standard of psychological knowledge and expertise, as well as high ethical standards of practice.

Practitioners

Dr Andrew Iles, BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, HCPC registered

  • About Andrew
  • Days
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  • Fees
  • Andrew IlesAndrew is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and works in the NHS providing psychological therapy for adults with a range of emotional and relational difficulties. Andrew is an integrative therapist, which means he is trained in and draws from several therapeutic models to tailor his approach and support for each individual’s needs. The models that he draws from are cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness and compassion-focused therapy. 

  •   Working Days: Wednesday and Thursday evening
  • www.glospsychology.co.uk

  • Self Referral£6050 mins60 mins


Dr Julie Cooke BSc, CPsychol, DClinPsy, HCPC registered

  • About Julie
  • Days
  • Website
  • Fees
  • Julie CookeJulie is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in providing psychological therapy for adults with a range of emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties. In addition to private practice, she has been working in different psychological teams, both NHS and charitable organisations since 2007. Julie draws on multiple psychological theories and frameworks, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, psychodynamic approaches, mindfulness and compassion focused therapy.

  •   Working Days: Wednesday and Thursday evening
  • www.glospsychology.co.uk

  • Self Referral£6050 mins60 mins


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