Counselling & Psychotherapy


Counselling is designed to give you an opportunity, in a safe, supportive and confidential environment, the space and freedom to explore, understand and clarify all types of emotional or life issues. Clarity’s counsellors are highly trained and experienced.

They will give you time to be heard in an accepting and non-judgemental way. The relationship developed is based on trust and safety, which will enable you to:
 • gain a sense of personal control or ‘empowerment’
• have a greater self understanding and clarity
• live in a more satisfying and resourceful way
• have a greater sense of wellbeing
and to maintain these life changes over the long term.

At Clarity, our philosophy for counselling has three key elements:

• personal support is provided through the working relationship

• development support is given through helpful information and ideas

• problem solving support is provided by building your personal skills, through knowledge, strategies and coping techniques

Clarity’s counsellors provide personal, individual support, helpful information and the skills to enable you to gain the insight, awareness and strength needed to deal more effectively with your personal issues.


At Clarity, we believe that psychotherapy differs from counselling in several important ways:

• the type of problems that psychotherapy works well with are usually much deeper and have been experienced for extended periods, for example long term anxiety or depression

• treatment is quite different. The initial assessment process is very thorough and can itself be very insightful and helpful. The relationship with the therapist is also more involving and dynamic

• duration of therapy can be longer term, usually in excess of three months. For example, at Clarity we specialise in a more in-depth, longer term treatment called Schema Focused Therapy (SFT), which is extremely effective for dealing with the underlying causes of symptoms or issues

• a key difference is that psychotherapy objectives and outcomes address and focus on the causes and meanings of problems, not just the surface symptoms

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is proven to be effective for treating a wide range of emotional disorders and mental health conditions including depression and anxiety. The Department of Health require that the NHS deliver evidence-based treatments and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) consistently recommends CBT as the most effective approach in all its guidelines for treatment of emotional disorders.

What kind of problems does CBT work best for?

• mood problems, such as depression, worry, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, anger, low self-esteem and personality disorders

• CBT also works well for problems in daily life, such as personal relationship issues, rejection, criticism, putting things off and the fear of failure

• CBT can be used short term to deal with common emotional issues or in longer term psychotherapy for deeper issues, and is adaptable to both

Assess your own needs for therapy by completing the simple questionnaire below. Try not to spend too much time on each statement and be honest with yourself. 
The questionnaire is in two sections. Section 1 covers what you think about yourself. Section 2 covers how you feel and behave. 

 The questions will help you to decide if a personal assessment with a Clarity therapist may help.
 There is no need to wait, as initial assessments for Clarity in Mind are available immediately without referral from a health professional.

Therapies We Specialise in

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