We offer the following services:
Self Help Classes
Self-help classes are weekly sessions for 4-5 weeks. We offer a wide range of classes (lasting 60-90 minutes per class and running over a period of 3-5 weeks) including: Depression, Panic, Stress Control and Persistent Physical symptoms for people experiencing difficulties with pain and fatigue.
Guided Self Help
Individual work supported by a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner delivered via telephone or on line consultation. Self-help materials are used to understand and manage problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic, OCD, social anxiety, low self-esteem and health anxiety.
Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPNs)
Community Psychiatric Nurses work with people who experience co-existing problems with depression and anxiety. They utilise a variety of CBT informed interventions when working with people.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, active, and collaborative therapy. The therapist will work alongside the person to help change any unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours that are causing or maintaining their current difficulties. They will be given the opportunity to discuss their problems in relation to how they think about themselves, the world, and other people as well as how what they do, or don’t do, affects how they think and feel. A course of CBT will typically last between 8-12 sessions.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a structured therapy for people with moderate to severe depression. IPT can typically focuses on the following relationship areas:
- Conflict with another person
- Life changes that affect how you feel about yourself and others
- Grief and loss
- Difficulty in starting or keeping relationships going.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
EMDR is used for individuals who have post-traumatic stress disorder/experienced single or ’one-off’ trauma that remains unresolved, which can leave them feeling overwhelmed and their brain cannot process the information as a ‘normal’ memory.
With careful preparation and the support of a therapist, EMDR includes focusing on the traumatic images, thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations of the distressing memory whilst activating the left and right side of the brain. EMDR can be a powerful and sometimes rapid treatment. It does not require detailed description of the trauma event, exposure work or homework outside of the treatment sessions.
Systemic Therapy works in ways that acknowledges the contexts of people’s families and other relationships, sharing and respecting individual’s different perspectives, beliefs, views and stories, and exploring possible ways forward. Some common features of Systemic Therapy are that conversations are collaborative, and as the therapist comes from a not knowing position, there is genuine curiosity in the person’s story.
The Carer’s therapists can talk through with you how your caring responsibilities affect you and how you feel about the person you care for. The Carer’s therapists work with you on how you can create a healthier balance between caring and other aspects of your life.
Dual Diagnosis Worker
A dual diagnosis worker is someone who works with people who have anxiety and/or depression AND ongoing difficulties with drug or alcohol misuse. We would expect that if this is identified as an appropriate treatment that the person is also receiving help from a Drug and/or Alcohol Agency or has stopped drinking or using drugs at that point.
Employment Support Advisors
A service providing advice about training and employment opportunities for people with depression and anxiety.
As our service is part of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust we can assist with referrals to other services within the Trust.
We are not able to offer support with housing and employment issues. Please refer to the appropriate agency.