Adult Services

We offer support to adults who are coping with challenges in their lives that impact their emotional wellbeing and quality of life. These may be stressors someone is currently experiencing or something they experienced in the past. For some people the challenges they face may be situational or short-medium term, but for others their challenge may be longer-term, such as adjusting to the effects of a chronic or persistent health condition/injury on their life.

 We understand that whatever the source of distress, adverse experiences can often impact upon:

  • How we view ourselves in the world such as our motivation and drive, our hopefulness for the future, our self-confidence and self-esteem, our capacity to self-criticise and attribute self-blame.
  • Our day-to-day functions such as, how well we function in our social, work or home life and our wider relationships with others.
Common concerns can include:
  • Anxiety based problems such as panic attacks, fears/phobias, social anxiety, avoidance
  • Depression and low mood
  • Occupational stress
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Coping with the effects of illness/injury
  • Adjusting to loss/bereavement

Psychological therapy draws upon a range of theories and approaches.  There is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy so a Psychologist will often use an integrative approach. In Psychological Pathways, we believe it is important that therapy is viewed as a collaborative approach between you and your psychologist.  It is our job to use our knowledge, skills, and experience to best support you through your challenges.

How do I make a referral?

Complete our online referral form below.  Give brief details of your concerns, contact details, GP details and private health insurance authorisation code (if relevant).

What happens once my referral is received?

Upon receipt of the referral, we will send an acknowledgment via email. Please check your spam folder as occasionally an email receipt can land there.

Our clinical team will then review the referral to determine if we are best placed to offer support at this time. We make decisions, on the suitability of referrals, based on our clinical judgement and the skills mix of our practitioners. Once a decision has been made we will contact you again by email and, where applicable, provide you with details of our cancellation policy and how to book etc.  

What is an Initial Assessment?

The Initial Assessment is an important opportunity for you and the Psychologist to explore your challenges and concerns, reach a shared understanding of your strengths and difficulties and agree upon a therapeutic plan.

At the Initial Assessment we will:

  • Achieve a shared understanding of your strengths and difficulties and agree upon a therapeutic plan
  • Discuss confidentiality and how we manage confidentiality during the therapeutic process
  • Agree the number of sessions with a built-in opportunity to reflect on progress and plan the next steps

If the Clinician is aware of another service that is better suited to supporting you with your particular issues and/or one that is free, they will advise you accordingly during the meeting. With your consent, the Psychologist will write a brief letter to your GP outlining your attendance and the therapeutic plan. This is typically forwarded to your GP or others involved in your care. There will be an additional fee if you require more comprehensive, bespoke letters or reports, which can be agreed upon with you in advance.