At The Wellbeing Rooms we aim to help all of our clients live the healthiest lives they can. In order to reach this goal we offer therapeutic rooms to various health and wellbeing practitioners so that they can offer their own services to clients. We are pleased that a range of professional services are available to clients and these can be seen below. You can read more about each Wellbeing Rooms practitioner on our WELLBEING PROFESSIONALS page, please get in touch with the particular practitioner if you wish to book an appointment with them or if you have any questions about the service they can offer you. The practitioners who practice from The Wellbeing Rooms must be fully qualified in their area of expertise, be regulated by a professional body and be fully insured. However, when choosing a therapist of any discipline, it is recommended that you check their qualifications and experience yourself too, so you can make a fully informed choice of who you wish to see.
We are currently welcoming new therapists and wellbeing practitioners who wish to rent a room at The Wellbeing Rooms. Please just drop us a line if you would like to enquire about room rental at our newly refurbished premises, we would be delighted to hear from you!
Please note that the practitioners who rent rooms at The Wellbeing Rooms all have their own individual businesses. The Wellbeing Rooms holds no responsibility for each practitioner in terms of their business, clinical practice, or booking or cancelling appointments. The service descriptions below have been written by professionals practicing within that particular field.
Clinical psychologists help with a variety of mental health difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addiction, relationship issues, amongst many other things. Clinical psychologists are highly trained over at least 8-9 years and have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology. Clinical psychologists work with clients actively and collaboratively, using evidence based psychological therapies and techniques (i.e. that have been widely researched and shown to be effective) that help clients develop effective strategies to learn how to help themselves. These include a variety of therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing (EMDR), compassion focused therapy (CFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), amongst others. Clinical psychologists help clients to build and understand a picture of their life (called a 'psychological formulation') which helps to understand the various factors that may be influencing the client at present. Clinical psychologists will then often use a combination of therapies to provide the best tailored psychological intervention for each client.
We have a number of clinical psychologists who can offer services to adults, young adults, children, families and couples. You can see what clinical psychologists are available to work with you by looking at the WELLBEING PROFESSIONALS page.
Counselling psychologists use psychological theory and research in therapeutic work to help clients with a range of difficult life issues and/or mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and relationship difficulties. Counselling Psychologists are trained in a number of psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and work collaboratively with clients to enable them to consider change and take positive steps towards improving their emotional wellbeing.
Working as a counselling psychologist requires a high level of training and self-awareness. To practice as a Counselling Psychologist in the UK it is required to have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology or equivalent.
Educational psychologists work with children and young people aged 0 – 24 years to promote positive
outcomes in relation to learning, communication and mental health and wellbeing. They work
collaboratively with families and schools to assess and identify additional support needs (ASN) and
provide consultation and advice on the provision of appropriate additional supports within education.
Educational psychologists are highly trained and require an undergraduate degree in psychology and a
3-year professional Masters in Educational Psychology. All educational psychologists must be registered
with the Health and Care Professions Council and carry out continued professional development to
maintain their registration.
Due to their expertise in child development and child and adolescent mental health, educational
psychologists are well placed to deliver therapeutic interventions with children and young people.
Many educational psychologists have further professional training in therapeutic approaches including
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),
narrative therapy, solution-oriented therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and therapeutic play.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT) THERAPISTS
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) therapists often work with difficulties such as anxiety and depression, and other mental health problems. CBT therapists often have different professional backgrounds and often have a qualification (such as a diploma) in working with CBT, which is a talking therapy that can help you manage your difficulties by helping to identify and change the way you think and behave. CBT therapy is often helpful for more straightforward difficulties.
CBT is an active therapy involving collaborative involvement from both client and therapist and usually involves in between session work such as keeping diaries of thought patterns.
There are various CBT therapists at The Wellbeing Rooms, please see the WELLBEING PROFESSIONALS page for further information and to book an appointment.
Counsellors provide a therapeutic space for the client and counsellor to talk through problems and concerns. There is often not a specified structure or agenda, and it is more of a space for exploration rather than learning specific strategies or techniques. Counselling is often more helpful for difficulties where you may be looking for a safe space to think things through, such as relationship problems, adjusting to life events and so on. However, depending on their training, a counsellor may use a specific form of therapy to help the client.
Hypnotherapy is a form of guided hypnosis and suggestion that directs the attention and focus to access and adjust automated thought patterns. It’s often used to help with anxiety, confidence issues, phobias and exam nerves - issues where unconscious thought patterns can disrupt someone’s actions or intentions, or their sense of well-being.
Hypnotherapy is an evidence-based practice that has been subject to wide scientific research. Hypnosis can help us access the deeper and more automatic parts of our mind, to readjust patterns of thought that no longer serve us, and to replace them with more positive thought patterns. It can help people break old unwanted habits and replace them with more positive ones. Hypnotherapy can help with motivation in sports, business and other areas, and with relaxation and stress management.
Hypnotherapy can sometimes bring about rapid results, but it’s not a “magic wand” treatment that is “done to” a client. it works best when tailored to a person’s specific goals, and when they have high expectations of a positive outcome. Strictly speaking, hypnosis is not a trance, although you may feel very relaxed under hypnosis. There are also types of “active alert” hypnosis, that can be practised while running or riding a bicycle!
When you are in hypnosis, you are aware of everything going on around you, and you will be able to come “out” of it whenever you choose. The effects can be powerful, but you won’t find yourself unwittingly doing anything you don’t want to do.
Family psychotherapy (also known as family therapy or systemic family therapy) is a branch of psychotherapy which works with individuals or family groups. Psychotherapy helps with behavioural, emotional and mental health issues. Family therapists are interested in relationships between family members or others involved with an individual or family groups. Family therapists see parents and children individually and together.
There are different theoretical approaches and work is tailored to each family. Often it helps one person to think about things from the perspective of others in their family. Family therapists work systemically which means they are interested in how each part of the family system works and how each part affects the other parts. The system includes the individual members of the family, the extended family and sometimes also other people and agencies involved with the family.
A session of family therapy will usually last for an hour. The therapy tends to be solution-focussed, although there are other approaches. Sometimes one or two sessions will be enough, but usually around six sessions is more realistic, particularly to ensure any changes will continue to be effective after therapy ends. Every family has different needs, but sessions tend to take place once a week or fortnightly.
People come to family therapy for many things, but mostly about one or more of the following and there is an evidence base for many different conditions affecting children and adults.
- Relationship problems
- Emotional or behavioural difficulties
- Anxiety and depression
- Fostering / adoption difficulties
- Family trauma
- Adverse childhood experiences
- Domestic abuse
- Families affected by ASD, ADHD or other mental health difficulties
- Separation or divorce, and the effect of that on the family
Massage therapy is a complementary therapy which provides a range of benefits and is increasingly seen as part of a holistic
treatment plan for a range of mental and physical conditions.
There are many known health benefits to massage therapy. It assists relaxation, improves blood
circulation, and stimulates lymphatic drainage which helps to boost the immune system. It helps to
reduce stress, promotes nervous system stimulation, and can relieve tension.
As well as benefiting specific conditions such as muscle pain and tension, many people enjoy
massage as a way of enhancing their wellbeing, promoting a sense of self care, and contributing to
their overall physical and mental health.
We currently have interest from other wellbeing services including Pilates, physiotherapy and complementary therapies. Please watch this space for new practitioners coming soon! If you have a wellbeing service which you think you can offer from The Wellbeing Rooms, please feel free to get in touch with us.