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Talking therapy

How we work

Our aim is to deliver effective evidence-based talking therapy to help people overcome a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties.

Talking therapy, also known as Psychology, Counselling or Psychotherapy. It is a form of support where individuals have open and confidential conversations with a trained professional who is skilled in practicing particular evidence-based types of therapy.

Through these conversations, people can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and work towards understanding and resolving emotional difficulties. Thereby improving mental well-being, and developing coping strategies. It provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment for individuals to express themselves and gain insights into their emotions and behaviours.

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At your first point of contact you will be offered a free, confidential, consultation which will help guide you to your best fit therapist. Due to our rigorous checks you can be rest assured that all of our therapists are experts in their field.

Next is your initial assessment appointment when you will be able to identify a treatment plan and book in for your follow up appointments. And don’t worry, you will be assigned a client manager. They will be with you along the way, ready to answer any questions you may have and support you on your journey to a new happier version of yourself.


Using knowledge of human behaviour to identify any problematic patterns of behaviour/thinking that cause distress and affect our relationship with the world, ourselves and those around us. Psychologists work with clients with more complex problems.


Recognise your critical inner self and learn how to be more compassionate and reframe your distressing thoughts in a way that will bring you peace of mind and improve your self worth.



Delve into your past experiences to gain insight into current behaviours and relationships and cultivate self awareness for lasting personal growth.



Help your child/young person to understand how they make sense of the world around them, how their difficulties have developed and why they are persisting.


Address overwhelming issues in more positive ways by helping you break down your problem into a smaller parts and identify strategies to break the cycle. 


Unlock your potential for change by exploring the connection between thoughts, behaviours and emotions, leading to lasting transformation and improved well being



Explore complex issues in more depth and spend time in therapy looking at the young persons thought processes and how these have been impacted by past events and are now contributing to current difficulties.



Embrace your values and learn mindfulness techniques to navigate life’s challenges. ACT will empower you to develop psychological flexibility, accept difficult emotions and take committed action towards a meaningful and fulfilled life.


Focuses on the therapeutic relationship as central to understanding your own emotional difficulties. It can consist of short term, focused work or more long term, deeper therapy for more complex issues.


Strengthen and improve family dynamics with Select Psychology’s family therapy, allowing your family to build a supportive and harmonious environment where you can all thrive.



Help to find your own answers by reflecting on aspects of your life that are contributing to their difficulties and identify changes that can be made.



Explore the underlying issues that may be causing sexual difficulties and follow a treatment plan individually designed to help you (and your partner) overcome these.

Can a Psychologist diagnose me?

Psychologists/Psychological Therapists are not a diagnosis based profession, they work using a process called Clinical Formulation. What this means is that whilst a person may have a diagnosis or symptoms of anxiety or depression for example, that diagnosis tells us nothing about the person behind it. It is the person rather than the diagnosis that they place emphasis on: They are interested in you, your autobiography, how has this problem developed and why does it persist. Understanding the you and how they make sense of the world around you and the people in it, is crucial to figuring out the best way to help you, irrespective of the diagnosis.

There are a few exceptions to this rule. Some Consultant Clinical Psychologists can assess and diagnose using the same criteria that a Consultant Psychiatrist does, however they cannot prescribe. Some Clinical Psychologists will also have received additional training in assessing and diagnosing neurological conditions such as ADHD and ASD.


What is the difference between a Clinical Psychologist, a Counselling Psychologist and a Psychological Therapist?

In reality very little:

They are all trained to use evidence based therapies to treat complex mental health problems and understand how the brains physiology can change when under stress.

They will all have areas of special interest and preferred therapy approaches that align best with these

They will all be trained to undertake an assessment and use this assessment to help you to understand your current difficulties and identify the best treatment plan for you

None of them can prescribe medication

They will have taken a different training path to get to where they are now:

A Clinical Psychologist will have trained in the NHS to Phd level

A Counselling Psychologist will have trained in other sectors, such as the voluntary sector, but is also trained to Phd level.

A Psychological Therapist will have trained in the NHS as a CBT therapist, but will have undertaken additional training in other CBT Based therapies to give them the same level of training as a Psychologist but without the Phd.

Book an Appointment

There are lots of types of talking therapy and we appreciate this can be overwhelming. Let us guide you on your way forward to find a therapist and start with the most effective therapy for you.