We specialise in providing accessible, affordable and flexible support so that you can better manage your emotional health. We offer to a range of evidence-based psychological therapies tailored to your needs and specific treatment goals.
Symptoms of depression and anxiety can make it more difficult to manage long-term health conditions, but are often over-shadowing by the physical ill-health - and this co-morbidity is frequently linked to poorer health outcomes, increased perception of pain, and loss of pleasure beyond that caused by the primary physical health condition. This is sometimes referred to as the ‘second dart of suffering’, the first being the unavoidable pains or physical illness, and the second being our psychological reaction to it (attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a Third Wave CBT intervention that aims to change our relationship with our struggles by aligning us with our values and what really matters to us. It is not a pain reduction plan, rather a 5 week programme focusing on the management of long-term conditions - to blunt that second arrow.