You might be ‘referred’ by a health care professional (e.g. GP, psychiatrist, nurse or medical consultant), after experiencing single or multiple traumatic events, associated psychological difficulties or life changes. Following referral, a first appointment is usually offered to undertake an assessment to determine if specific psychological advice, support, treatment or follow-up is appropriate. You can ‘self refer’ by contacting us and requesting an appointment although it is often very helpful to be referred by your GP or a professional who knows about your background and situation.
With specialist knowledge of trauma, clinical psychologists treat people with complex or severe trauma conditions. Following detailed assessment they can provide advice, referral on to other agencies and/or a treatment plan specific to the individual.
Treatment could include trauma based cognitive-behavioural therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and psychodynamic therapies.