Wellbeing Services for Adults

At Psicon, we strongly believe our mental wellbeing is as vital as our physical health. It has a huge impact on our ability to function successfully and find joy in our lives and relationships.

That’s why we are committed to helping individuals overcome and manage mental health challenges, so that everyone’s unique mind can thrive, and life becomes more meaningful and satisfying.

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Introduction

Cherishing unique minds

We’ve been providing adult mental health services since 1998, and over the years have supported more than 20,000 individuals experiencing mental health concerns.

Our Adult Mental Health Services team is made up of very experienced clinical psychologists and counselling psychologists, highly trained and able to deliver psychological support and evidence-based therapy for a range of mental health problems. We understand that it can be difficult to seek help, and taking the first steps is brave. Our environment is designed to be as comfortable and welcoming as possible and you will always be met with compassion and kindness.

If you decide to have therapy, our clinicians will put you at ease and guide you towards the best therapeutic solution for you.

We’re with you every step of the way

How our mental wellbeing assessment works

step 1

Referral

You will be asked to complete a short referral form which will ask some questions about what difficulties you are facing, any concerns you may have as well as any relevant clinical or medical history. Our expert team will review this and ensure the most appropriate clinician is allocated to you.

step 2

Psychology assessment

A clinical or counselling psychologist will meet with you to discuss the difficulties you are facing and develop an understanding of those difficulties with you. Your psychologist will do their best to put you at your ease and create a positive, healthy atmosphere to talk in. We understand that people often come to us for support  at the most difficult times and our psychologists are skilled at various forms of therapy. They are equally keen  to make you feel safe, secure and understood without any judgment.

step 3

Formulation and feedback

We give detailed feedback on what we’ve discovered and, most importantly, how to understand it. This is one of the main differences between a psychologist and a counsellor. It can be immensely helpful to share this understanding with others close to you, so that we all approach things with consistency and have the same ideas in mind.

step 4

Comprehensive report with recommendations

If required, we can write a comprehensive report with recommendations as a follow-up to the initial assessment. This can be useful if further support is required from other services.

step 5

Further follow-up therapy sessions

If it is indicated, we will suggest a course of therapy, but we always work with you to agree the approach that will be most helpful. This may be individual or family therapy, strategy focused or explorative work.

step 6

Internal referral to autism and/or ADHD assessment services
(if appropriate).

In some cases, a psychology assessment is very useful in determining if another specialist assessment is needed – such as for autism or ADHD. If you present a complex picture, and are unsure how to proceed, a psychology assessment will generate a broad and holistic understanding. It will confirm if there is a rationale to offer a diagnostic assessment as well as any follow-up support.

Mental Wellbeing Worries

You may be experiencing…

Poor attendance at work

Burnout

Grief

Anxiety (including excessive worry, OCD, panic attacks)

Post-traumatic and acute stress disorders

Relationship problems

Attachment problems

Low confidence/self-esteem

Chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia/ME

Depression/sadness, boredom, isolation

Anger/aggressive behaviour

Medically unexplained physical difficulties

Self-harm

Sleep difficulties

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Wellbeing Therapies

How we can help

Our expertly trained psychology team will seek to better understand how and why the challenges you are facing are affecting you as an individual.  They will then draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to tailor a bespoke treatment plan with you.

Here are just some of the therapeutic models our clinical team can offer:

Trauma Focused CBT

Schema Focused Therapy

Systemic Therapy including Narrative Therapy and short-term Psychodynamic Therapy

Mindfulness Based Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

Attachment Based Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Behavioural Couples Therapy

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Counselling

Testimonials

Some words from our patients

We've helped thousands of patients over the years, and here are some of their thoughts.

I was made to feel at ease straight away

The doctor was very patient and understanding and I was treated with the utmost respect. I came away feeling well informed and I have a plan moving forward for my condition.

Fantastic clinic. I would highly recommend.

I chose to go here to get diagnosed with autism privately. Sadly I have been let down by the NHS since my childhood in the 1980’s and I decided I had to go private, but I would say it was worth every penny and the long drive from my home. Lovely professional staff. Thank you.

Thank you once again for all of your help Psicon!

An outstanding company. Are always willing to help on the phone with any questions, concerns or problems. I would recommend them to anyone.

Quick efficient service.

I could not have been happier with timescales, responses and communication.

The centre is a lovely welcoming place and the professionals put my highly anxious son at ease.

We went to the children's centre to get my son aged 17, a private Autism assessment. From the start the staff were informative and helpful. The centre is a lovely welcoming place and the professionals put my highly anxious son at ease. In fact he even asked when we were going back! After negative experiences with the NHS and school, my son felt that he could finally access support that was right for him. Thank you 😊

Would highly recommend Psicon for any assessments

Absolutely amazing with my son, very easy to talk to and my son loved interacting with the staff.

I would recommend this service to anyone that I know.

I attended the practice in June of 2022. The practice had such welcoming and kind staff members. This really eased any anxieties I had about going to the practice, and set a very calming atmosphere.

Excellent communication and explanation throughout the assessments.

All staff seemed very knowledge, were prompt and courteous and we were given a conclusion by the end of the assessment

From the minute we arrived staff were welcoming and professional.

From the minute we arrived staff were welcoming and professional. Thank you for listening and helping my son to be as comfortable as possible. You were so attentive to his ways and the consultant, speech and language therapist had extensive knowledge and were able to pick up on things I wasn’t even aware of. The support throughout was amazing, everything was explained in detail and I would definitely recommend Psicon to others. Thank you again.

All practitioners were friendly, understanding and really knowledgeable

All practitioners were friendly, understanding and really knowledgeable and informative about autism, but also girls and autism. They managed to put my anxious daughter at ease. They listened carefully, and were responsive to what we were saying. They also gave helpful suggestions to think about with the school and within the family.

They treated me like I was a person

They treated me like I was a person and demonstrated they treat each individual on a case to case base using treatments tailored to the individuals needs. They listened without judgement offering to treat individuals with complex needs.

Exceptional service.

The sessions were well organised. The psychologist was outstanding and it was like they knew me after just a couple of sessions. I would 100% recommend this service. I feel so much better and am going forward with several tools to keep me mentally healthy. I cannot recommend this service enough.

As a parent, it gave me the reassurance that my daughter will grow up knowing how her mind works

My daughter came out of her ADHD assessment feeling very positive about herself and empowered. As a parent, it gave me the reassurance that my daughter will grow up knowing how her mind works and what she needs to put in place to help herself along the way. We are very grateful to have been given such high quality care.

All staff are trained immaculately!

All staff are trained immaculately! Very kind, very helpful. Just wonderful. I could not have asked for a better service!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Anything you'd like to ask us?

Taking the first steps to understanding why you feel different, unhappy, or are struggling takes courage. We’re here to help you make sure you find the support that’s right for you.

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How soon can I be seen?

Once we have received your referral form, we aim to offer you an initial assessment appointment within four to six weeks.

What therapeutic interventions do you offer?

Our team of psychologists are able to offer a range of different therapeutic interventions. When we receive your referral, we will allocate you a clinician based on your clinical requirements so you can get the most out of your therapy. We can provide the following interventions within our adult mental wellbeing service:

How often will I see my therapist?

Most often, sessions are organised weekly, but after a while can be arranged fortnightly or monthly. Once progress is made, they may even be scheduled as required.

What's the difference between psychology and psychiatry?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in the assessment, psychiatric diagnosis and medical treatment of mental health conditions. A clinical psychologist works from a non-medical model and seeks to understand individuals in the context of their own life. They develop a formulation, or ‘shared understanding’ designed to help the individual and their family see why an issue might have developed, what triggers it and what stops it from going away. Their main type of treatment is talking therapy, and they can draw from a range of options to provide a tailored approach. It takes about the same amount of time to train as either a psychiatrist or psychologist. If you don't know which one you need, we would be happy to help you decide.

Do you have access to a psychiatrist?

We do not provide a psychiatry service at Psicon. However, we do have access to skilled consultant psychiatrists who we can recommend. We can support a referral to them if this feels appropriate for you.

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We believe that good mental health is essential to our overall wellbeing. We’re here to help you understand and address your emotional challenges so you can thrive and get the most from life.

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