Therapy

Looking for quick access to a discrete therapy service to help enhance the lifestyle you lead?

Psychology sessions with One Step Ahead are available now, offering tailored packages specific to your needs from the comfort of your own home!

A friendly welcoming online facility is aimed at individuals who have identified difficulties in their lives that are creating problems for them or stop them from reaching their full potential within their day to day activities, relationships, business or social affairs. Gaining support from a psychologist does not mean that you need to have a diagnosable condition, it may be that you have experienced a crisis or that you have reached an obstacle that is difficult to overcome. Working with you, your psychologist can help identify barriers to success, gain an understanding of presenting problems and support you in developing the skills needed to bring about meaningful change. This may be by managing daily stressors in the most effective way possible or enhancing motivation to take action and make a difference to your own quality of life. Some examples of typical issues where support from this service can be offered include:

  • Anxiety or worry (including public speaking, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder)

  • Phobias

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Stress

  • Relationships

  • Coping with emotions

  • Substance misuse

  • Impulsive behaviour

  • Anger management

  • Managing day to day problems

  • Motivation

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Depression

  • Bereavement, grief and loss

  • Eating disorders

  • Information can also be provided about personality disorder and mental illness for carers or family members wanting to develop a greater understanding if a family member suffers with such difficulties

In order to address issues arising a psychologist will often work with a range of therapeutic models having the flexibility to adapt the support offered to you. With this it can help tailor and individualise sessions rather than offer a standard ‘one size fits all’ package. Here at One Step Ahead you can be reassured that with any support you seek or contact you have with the service you will be treated with upmost respect whereby professional practice adheres to a high standard of ethics and is regulated by the relevant governing bodies (i.e. The BPS and HCPC).

Types of Therapy

Below are some of the key types of therapy models that may be used within sessions at One Step Ahead. You may find that your psychologist combines different aspects of each model to help provide a more fulfilling support package for you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a practical and solution-focused therapy that encourages you to notice how your thoughts and actions influence one another. The premise behind CBT is that by changing the way we think and behave – we can ultimately change the way we feel about life. The therapy examines learnt behaviours and negative thought patterns with the view to helping evaluate them and alter them in a meaningful way for you.

Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion focused therapy is similar to that of CBT, in that it works by helping people to consider unhelpful ways of being and thinking. But instead of implementing structure to alter negative thoughts, compassion focused therapy concentrates on understanding our brains and training ourselves to notice more of the positive things occurring, encouraging us to be kinder to ourselves.

Schema Therapy

Schema therapy helps identify life traps or unhelpful patterns that we find ourselves in which may relate to ourselves, other people and the world around us that are likely to cause tension, upset or distress. The purpose of Schema Therapy is to help build an understanding of why we have developed such patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour and support people to get their core emotional needs met in a healthy way.

What to do next?

The first thing to do if you wish to make an appointment for a Skype session is to contact via email or telephone stating very briefly what it is you would like support with. This will also help clarify whether booking an appointment is the right thing for you. Appointments can often be made within a week.

One Step Ahead Psychology Services, Ground Floor, 2 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PA

Telephone: 0207 138 1059

Email: sarah@osa-psychology.co.uk