Adult Psychological Therapy - Kidderminster, Worcestershire


* Confidential support during emotional distress with your own personal therapist.

* Evidence-based therapy for clinical depression and personality issues.

* Clinically proven therapy for Anxiety disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Phobias.

* Psychological intervention for family trauma and relationship breakdown.

* All therapy is affirmative and respectful for people of all sexualities, cultures, religions and individual differences.


At the Family Psychologist we understand that seeking therapeutic support is a personal and sometimes daunting process, so we are able to offer psychological therapies to adults individually and as joint couple sessions with professional, warm and experienced therapists.


We work using a multitude of therapeutic modalities; including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Solution-Focused or Schema Therapies. There is no single approach that suits all people and often the most important aspect to any therapy would be a good rapport and relationship with your chosen therapist. Our kind and competent practitioners are likely to integrate several therapeutic techniques to best meet your needs for a positive change. Therapy sessions are usually between 50 minutes and an hour long.


What are the therapeutic models?


Humanistic Psychotherapy - focuses on developing a secure and trusting emotional relationship. It often involves talking about the emotional component of events that have happened and gaining understanding into the presenting difficulties.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - Involves understanding and taking an active role in changing situations through the consideration of the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions. 


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Is a relatively new behavioural approach that focusses on being in the present moment and acceptance of our problems, with the aim of commitment to behavioural change based on our own values and increasing psychological flexibility. 


Psychodynamic Therapy - Involves exploring processes in current relationships, the way a person is in the world, how the way they relate to others can be impacted by past and previous events, and discovering unknown information about ourselves. These sessions are frequent and often require continued sessions for a longer period of time.


Solution Focused Therapy Involves finding practical solutions out of problems, building personal resources and developing the strengths you possess as an individual and/or as part of a family. These sessions can be brief and with space between them.


What are the 'first steps' to starting therapy?


The first step for any therapeutic work would be to contact us for an initial assessment session. Within this session you will be able to discuss your current difficulties and ask any questions about the therapy, such as duration and frequency of therapy sessions.


It is important to approach a therapist with a meaningful need in mind for yourself.


Following the assessment our therapist would write a letter summarising the meaningful events you have discussed with their interpretation of these events based in psychological theory. This would also contain our suggestions for therapy and what therapeutic plan would be best tailored to meet your needs and how best to proceed.