My Family Psychologist
My Family Psychologist offers a complete service for your family's mental health care, from diagnostics and testing, to evidence-based therapies tailored to your needs.
Welcome to My Family Psychologist
My Family Psychologist
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists are interested in how the mind can dictate and influence our behaviour, from communication and memory to thought and emotion.
What do Psychologists do?
A common misconception is that Psychologists just get paid lots of money just to sit and listen to people moan about their problems, but Psychologists are those best placed to diagnose and treat mental health issues. They use scientific knowledge and theory to tailor support for each individual so believe or not, Psychology is a science.
Psychologists actually work in a wide number of professions and perform an enormous range of different duties. In traditional talking therapies, Psychologists are actively engaged in listening to the client, asking questions, providing advice, and helping clients develop solutions to put into daily practice.
Seeking psychological help is not without its stigma and there can be a reluctance form people to enquire about working with a Psychologist. Media portrayals would have us believe that they sit there with a notebook and pen and diagnose the doom and gloom. However, Psychologists aim to work towards enhancing mental wellbeing and supporting you to actively work through whatever issues you may be dealing with.
My Family Psychologist, Here To help!
If this is your first time hearing about My Family Psychologist, then here is some information about the services we offer.
What is My Family Psychologist?
My Family Psychologist is an evidence-based psychological service for families, adults and young people. Our team of psychologists, assistant psychologists, psychological therapists, and other mental health professionals have vast experience in working with families and young people.
Who can access My Family Psychologist?
We work with individuals, young people, adults, families and couples who recognise that something isn’t going quite well for them and recognise difficult areas in their life which they want support with. We encourage anybody to enquire to see how we can help.
What services do we provide?
We provide a range of evidence-based psychological therapies for problem areas such as anger, trauma, self-esteem, mood disorders, attachment, stress and adjustment, confidence and performance, social anxiety, relationship difficulties, sexual dysfunction, personality functioning problems, and other mental health difficulties. We also work with those with learning difficulties and who have experienced substance misuse.
Some of the Psychological Therapies we offer
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
- Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Applied Behaviour Analysis
- Behavioural Modification
- Solution-focused Family Therapy
- We also use Buddhist and Zen principals within our service making them a popular choice for emotional regulation skills.
We also provide assessment services where we routinely test and diagnose common clinical areas such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual functioning, personality and post-traumatic stress disorder. We achieve this by using for example standard assessment tools and well-validated psychometrics. Our service tailor made to you and your situation or your family psychological needs.
In Crisis? If you feel you or someone else is at imminent risk there are a number of services and organisations who can help:Go to your local A&E
Call The Police
Contact your local NHS Crisis Team
Contact your local Single Point of Access; this is a relatively new service available in most Trusts aimed to streamline referrals
If you need to talk to someone, there are a number of charitable organisations who can help:
Text THEMIX to 85258 – talking support for young people
Call The Samaritans on 116123 or email email@example.com
Visit www.thecalmzone.net – The Campaign Against Living Miserably, specifically aimed at men under 45.
Call Family Lives on 0808 800 2222 – support for families and parenting.
Childline – 0800 1111.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can contact Refuge on their 24 hour helpline 0808 2000247.
Anxiety UK recommends the apple technique in triggering situations:
Acknowledge the uncertainty as it comes to mind.
Pause – Don’t react as you normally do. Don’t react at all. Just pause and breath.
Pull back – Tell yourself this is just the worry talking, and this apparent need for certainty is not helpful and not necessary. It is only a thought or feeling. Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are not statements or facts.
Let go – Let go of the thought or feeling. It will pass. You don’t have to respond to them. You might imagine them floating away in a bubble or cloud.
Explore – Explore the present moment, because right now, in this moment, all is well. Notice your breathing and the sensations of your breathing. Notice the ground beneath you. Look around and notice what you see, what you hear, what you can touch, what you can smell. Right now. Then shift your focus of attention to something else – on what you need to do, on what you were doing before you noticed the worry, or do something else – mindfully with your full attention.