PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOTHERAPY
In the Clinic we work with Adults, Adolescence and Children with low, mild and severe mental health issues, dual-diagnoses and challenging/antisocial behavior. We also offer different communication, relationship, social or mental health help by providing a warm and friendly professional service.
The consultations can be one to one (individual), family (where the whole family needs to be present), group (with groups up to 12 people), children (for up to 45 minutes). We also offer crisis intervention and expert witness psychological services. Call now to find out more or book an appointment.
this is a method for gathering better information about the individual personal traits, needs, goals and behavioral models. Using a variety of methods like questionnaires, personality tests etc. this can help for choosing the Best Therapy Method. The psychodiagnostics helps also to find out more about the individual Profile.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
is a talking therapy, mostly used for mood disorders or different types of challenging behavior. The focus is on the current moment and the maladaptive versions of our Self-image and the way we feel (feeling), experience (emotion), think (thoughts) and act (behavior). This approach believes that our thoughts, physical sensations and emotions are connected in a vicious cycle and any types of symptomatic is connected with rules, thinking patterns and way of reacting that we experience about ourselves, the others and the world. Working with those thoughts and rules for living and changing them into more positive ones is one of the aims in the therapy.
PERSON CENTERED OR CLIENT CENTERED THERAPY
is a humanistic approach who explains how the person perceives himself, what types or personality characteristics, traits, values and qualities one has and how to develop and achieve ones full potential. The aim is to connect with the inner resources and to find a way of self-actualization and self- growth.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy used mostly for borderline personality disorder, but also for other clusters of personality disorders and for treatment of different types of mental health issues. This approach is very useful for people with intensive and incongruous emotions and impulses and helps to accept the way the person is, learning how to react to the environment in a more healthier way and how to control those impulses
SYSTEMIC APPROACH or sometimes also FAMILY THERAPY
is a model that examines the whole family as a system in which everybody is connected with each other. The focus is not on the individual or on his personal issues, but on the whole family, understanding the difficulties in a contextual framework. This helps to became a more deeper view of the functioning of the family, their communication styles, their strengths and weaknesses and builds a stronger connection between them, especially in cases of crises, conflict issues, problem resolving and developing of new models of interaction as a system.
is a long term therapy with focus on the past and on the unconscious context of the behavior, thoughts, emotions and mood. The difference between this approach and the other talking therapies is that it has much more deeper analysis of the inner world and the representations of it in the past and present issues, values, personal characteristics, defending mechanisms and difficulties. Analyzing the clients dreams, his associations, symbolic world, archetypes, creative activities such as listening to music, dream journaling, painting, playing etc. can be useful for understanding the deeper unresolved issues and to make a positive change in their live.
SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY
is a brief therapy focused not on the issues and problems, but on their solution. This is a goal-cantered therapy orientated on the future. It is built on the current aims and their solutions based on different types of questions used as a brainstorming method and their scaling valuation by the client. Observations on the personal thoughts, actions and feelings is essential, so that the focus and attention is on the solution and the better functioning.
is a mental state with focus on the current moment and awareness of the surrounding inner and outer reality. The aim is to be aware of what is happening “here and now”, of who you are, where you are and what you do in the present moment. This helps to accept ones feelings, emotions and thoughts and makes us understand and accept ourselves better in a calmer and relaxed way.
Common conditions :
1 in 4 people in the UK is experiencing at least one episode of depression during their life span. Major depression can lead to suicidal thoughts and behaviour and can be very dangerous! This is the reason why if you experience feelings like loneliness, hopelessness, isolation, less energy and willingness to do your daily tasks, get in touch or speak about this in your community.
ANXIETY – Anxiety or GAD (Generalized Anxiety disorder)
is a common issue and provokes the “fight and flight” response of the body when the person feels overwhelmed with fear, restlessness, worry or irritability. It can also provoke different physical symptoms like dizziness, excessive sweating or high blood pressure. Different types of phobias – from animals, people, different objects, open spaces etc. could trigger the anxiety levels and could provoke panic attacks which can have serious impact on the physical health.
Feelings of frustration, disappointment, misunderstanding, personal failure or intensive stress can provoke negative thoughts about the Self and the others and can result in anger issues. Sometimes mixed with symptoms of depression or anxiety, anger can lead to inner (self-harming) and/or outer (challenging behaviour) acts of different types of aggression.
BAD (Bipolar Affective Disorder)
can be described as mood swings and intensive feelings of sadness, loneliness, solitude, reticence and lack of energy and willingness to participate in different tasks and feelings of irritability, restlessness, racing thoughts and increased energy, excitement and sex drive. Those symptoms can be extreme high (mania symptoms) to extreme low (symptoms of depression) and lead to irrational believes and psychotic episodes.
PTSD – PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder)
is a type of anxiety disorder caused by a very stressful, terrifying or frightening traumatic event, experienced in the thoughts, feelings and emotions again and characterized by persistent flashbacks, nightmares or re-living the traumatic moment. This is anxiety provoking and can lead to physical changes like high blood pressure, irritability, faster heart beat and confusion, concentration and focus issues.
Is a generalized term for any type of domestic, physical, psychical or sexual assault. Violence can be experienced by any gender, age, religion and sexual orientation and it is a criminal offence! If you find yourself or know someone who is in a abusive relationship, you should get help from the community, legal services, hotlines or depending on where you live – safe home and centre.
OCD – OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
is characterized with impulsive reparative thoughts and behavior, most of the times focused on one’s personal hygiene or safety. People with OCD have daily routine of rituals that are predominately carried when the anxiety provoking compulsion (act) or obsession (thought) is experienced. Those impulses, images, thoughts even if irrational, cannot be controlled or neutralized and the person need to do certain acts or repetitive behaviours to stop them. Some of them could be praying, counting, hand washing, ordering, checking, repeating words/numbers silently.
in every relationship there are times when things are struggling and not going well. Financial issues, cultural differences, emotional distress or any types of crisis in the family can lead to relationship problems, when people are expressing frustration and dissatisfaction from their relationship and partner.
there are different types of eating issues and sometimes all of us had experienced one or more of them. Eating less or too much is something that each of us is doing occasionally. But when it comes to changes in the body image, in the behavior and in drastic physical changes then most likely this person is dealing with an eating disorder. Without treatment this can be very dangerous and life threatening!
PRE NATAL & POST NATAL ISSUES
for some people having/not having a child could be very challenging. Some people are blessed and their baby wishes come true very quickly. For others it takes longer and sometimes it is in relation to behavioural, emotional and psychological changes.
for some people the life difficulties are too challenging and if they are not familiar with appropriate coping strategies, they can feel lost or confused. Wanting to find the escape route and triggering their sense of risk can lead to misuse of substances like alcohol, drugs or medical. Gambling is also a common condition.
dealing with a emergency crisis means to deal with a situation which most of the times is under control and even life threatening. The individual has no control over it and can’t handle it in a calm and rational way. We offer crisis intervention up to 2 hours for £300
EXPERT OPINION (professional opinion)
this is a professional psychological service, which helps to furnish the Court, tribunal or oral hearing with scientific or technical information and opinion used on an professional. This is an independent and uninfluenced by the pressures of litigation. We offer expert witness psychologist services to legal professionals across the UK to support all types of child and family proceedings including pre-proceedings, criminal law, prison law and civil law cases . We offer an expert opinion for £160
Book an appointment with Dr Astra Manasieva
48 North Street, Romford, RM1 1BH