Psychotherapy Services is a specialist NHS service for outpatients. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is used to help people with a wide range of mental health, emotional and relationship problems. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a type of therapy which aims to help identify problems, to understand its underlying meaning, how it has come about and to work through it.
Psychotherapy is a “talking” treatment and takes place either one to one with a clinician, or in a group with others and a clinician. If appropriate, couples are seen together. Sessions are on a regular basis (usually weekly) and last 50 minutes or longer for group sessions.
The team is staffed by psychiatrists, psychologists, art therapists, occupational therapists and nurses, all of whom have completed further specialist training.
Who is the Psychotherapy Service for?
The service is for adults who are interested in understanding themselves and what has led them to think and feel the way they do.
How can I get referred?
You can be referred by any mental health professional, your GP, counsellor, psychologist or social worker.