Psychotherapy Services

The Trust's psychotherapy services provide specialist, evidence-based psychological therapies to clients with complex and chronic psychological disorders. Clients are referred either directly from GPs and other mental health providers or are stepped up from briefer, less intensive interventions provided by local primary care mental health teams. Clients will usually have had a previous mental health intervention, and have a degree of complexity such as personality disorder, poor response to previous psychological interventions or difficulty with engagement.

Some of the common examples of the types of difficulties that our services may be able to help with include:

  • Borderline (Emotionally unstable) personality disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Chronic and complex depression and anxiety
  • Effects of abuse
  • Severe difficulties relating to others

Clients will receive an assessment or brief initial intervention with a specialist, qualified psychotherapist who will help them to choose a specific type of therapy or suggest other ways of working on their difficulties.

Clients are seen by qualified specialist psychotherapists or by trainees working under close supervision.   

The services also offer specialist consultation, supervision, advice and training in relation to psychotherapy and personality disorder.

A number of different evidence-based therapies are available:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Cognitive Analytic Therapy

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

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Systemic Family Therapy

Systemic Family Therapy

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Group Analytic Therapy

Group Analytic Therapy

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Mentalisation Based Treatment

Mentalisation Based Treatment

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Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT)

Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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Transference Focussed Psychotherapy

Transference Focussed Psychotherapy

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Information for people on the waiting list for therapies at Gaskell House

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