Working With Adult Clients

Working with Adult Clients 

Mental health problems can hinder many important goals for Adults and their families and inhibit them from achieving their potential.  Some adults may turn to using self-harm as a coping mechanism and some at worst may commit suicide.  Counselling can be a very effective intervention for people who have a wide range of difficulties and there is evidence to indicate that it is associated with improvements in family relationships and an increased ability to cope with loss and a range of other emotional and psychological issues.

Therapy modalities we offer:

·Individual counselling

·Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

· Integrative Person-Centred Therapy

· Counselling for Depression

·Systemic family intervention

·Mindfulness individual sessions

·Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Adult and Child trained trauma focused therapy

·Solution Focused Therapy

·On-line, Skype or cyber therapy sessions

·Bereavement counselling

Quality and Effectiveness of our Service

Time 4 You are all individual members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework.  We have a proven track record of producing excellent outcomes and are committed to providing quality services in both managing and delivering evidence based psychological therapies.

We use a variety of evidence-based measurement tools to monitor the emotional well-being of people we work with.  Such as:

·The PHQ-9 and GAD-7 which are standardised measures used to monitor clinical outcomes as part of Efficacy’s Clinical Governance strategy. These are increasingly used in robust mental health research to indicate a diagnosis, a classification of severity and outcome monitoring within psychological therapy services.

·The GAD-7 is a measurement for Generalised Anxiety Disorder and the PHQ-9 is a measurement for Depression.

·The PHQ-9 and GAD-7 are designed to facilitate the recognition for depression disorders and anxiety disorders respectively. These are the national standard measures routinely used by GP’s, therapists and psychiatrists as screening tools.

·CORE Outcome Measure (CORE-OM)

This is a client self-report questionnaire designed to be used before and after therapy.  The client is asked to respond to 34 questions about how they have been feeling over the last week, using a 5-point scale ranging from ‘not at all’ to ‘most of the time’.  The 34 items of the measure cover four dimensions.  Subjective well-being.  Problems/symptoms. Life functioning.  Risk/harm

Time 4 You is committed to Safeguarding and Confidentiality

All our consultant counsellors regularly update their knowledge in relation to the current legislation and guidance in respect of safeguarding. This includes an obligation to identify and report possible cases of harm to children and young people or harm to others.