Getting Help

The specialist clinicians at Silver Street Clinic are trained in a variety of different therapeutic approaches which include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Reprocessing and  Desensitisation (EMDR) and Mindfulness Based Interventions.

Mindfulness
Mindfulness teaches us to be more aware of living in the present rather than dwelling in the past or anticipating the future, both of which often lie at the root of stress related problems, depression and anxiety.

It is developed through the practice of specific methods of meditation and bodywork and has been shown to bring about a sense of increased calmness, improving our ability to cope with the challenges which life inevitably throws at us from time to time.

For information on our Mindfulness courses, click here.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an active talking therapy that focuses on thoughts (cognition) and feelings and how this impacts how we behave. Our past experiences lead us to  develop assumptions and beliefs which influence how we perceive ourselves, others and the world. There may be times in our lives when we experience  events which make us focus on the unhelpful assumptions and beliefs. When this happens, our thinking can be distorted creating strong emotional reactions and in turn we may engage in avoidant or safety seeking behaviors inadvertently maintaining the problem without realising it.

CBT focuses on the thoughts and behaviours that keep problems going. CBT helps by teaching you skills to consider if your thoughts are logical, helpful or true, and to see if your behaviour is helpful or not. CBT is a problem solving collaborative therapy that equips the individual with skills  they can use for the rest of their lives.  CBT is the most broadly researched therapy and is proven to be highly effective with anxiety and mood related problems.

 

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EDMR)
EMDR is one of the 2 recommended therapies for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE). - Along with this it has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of:

  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • depression
  • complicated grief
  • phobias
  • chronic pain
  • addictions
  • childhood attachment issues
  • self esteem and performance anxiety

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How to get help with any condition you haveAppointmentsTherapeutic pathways
If you would like to speak to someone about any of our services please contact us on 01621 929379 or by contacting us here. We will be happy to talk to you and advise on any concerns or questions you may have.

You do not need to be referred by a medical professional for therapy but you may wish to discuss things with your GP or other professional who can make a referral on your behalf if you prefer.

An appointment for an initial assessment can be booked within 10 days. This assessment takes between 60 - 90 minutes at a cost of £75. Your clinician will ask you questions about the problems you are experiencing and take a history which will help him or her to understand the context of these problems and the impact they are having on your life. At the end of this assessment the clinician will give a recommendation for appropriate therapeutic plan for you.
If you decide to have therapy a plan will be agreed between you and your treating clinician and a budget can be negotiated.

Silver Street Clinic is a private therapy service and does not receive funding from the NHS or any other public body. We do, however, take referrals from Employer Assisted Programmes (EAPs) and some private health care insurance providers.

We also some have agreements with some charitable organisations who will fund or subsidise treatment costs for identified populations such as military veterans.