Therapy and Treatment Services
What we offer
We offer a range of psychological treatment and therapy for adults, children, families, and couples. We offer therapy drawn from a range of models, and bespoke interventions relating to a range of issues including emotion management, personality disorders or difficulties, and self-harm. We also deliver sex offender treatment, and other specific treatment such as aggression/anger management therapy.
Our therapists offer treatment to private paying clients, and are also commissioned to provide intervention to organisations such as NHS patients. If you are interested as a potential client, or as a potential contracting organisation, then please read on and see what type of therapy we can offer.
We are people as well as psychologists. Having worked in a range of clinical and forensic settings as well as in the community, our team members are experienced in working with people who have a wide range of difficulties. If you are reading this webpage you might be looking for treatment or you might be trying helping someone you know. You can be reassured that we will work to help create a treatment plan based on the client’s needs. We help people with their individual difficulties. You might be worried that treatment won’t be sensitive your gender needs. You can rest assured that if there are gender specific issues relating to your need for treatment, we can help. If it turns out we are not best placed to help you we will do our best to signpost you to someone who is best placed to help you. By contacting us we can discuss with you what treatment may help, and you will be taking a big step towards making the changes you want to make through therapy.
Costs and payment
The cost of therapy can cause great anxiety in itself, and so it is important to be upfront and clear from the outset in each individual case.
Costs are on a sliding scale, as where possible we aim to offer therapy to all who need it. Cost may depend on which therapist you see, and the type of treatment you have. Fees can be discussed when you get in touch and are always agreed in advance. Whilst we are a business we also believe in providing treatment to those who need it. If you are thinking about treatment you have made a huge step in even reading this page, so please don’t let worry about fees put you off – contact us by email or phone, whichever suits you best, and we can explore options with you. There may even be sources of funding that we are aware of that we can direct you to or help you to access.
Our therapists include:
Dr Jill Peters, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Claire Illingworth, Senior Forensic Psychologist
Dr Ruth Tully, Consultant Forensic Psychologist
Dr Ruth Tully
Therapists use a range of different types of therapies to help their clients as best as they can. Ruth is an experienced therapist, for instance she is a trained Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. These are types of therapies that can help people work through various difficulties to help them live a better quality life.
Ruth incorporates a range of approaches to therapy depending on the client’s needs. Examples of other types of therapies that inform Ruth’s therapy delivery are Cognitive Analytical Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It may be that treatment has a specific focus e.g. aggression, anger, victimisation, personality disorder, attachment, or parenting skills. Ruth works with adults and young people. Therapy can relate to any issue including offending, victimisation, or other issues of psychological well-being. Ruth offers therapy in Nottinghamshire, but can sometimes be available in other areas upon request.
Dr Tully also offers treatment for those who are in the criminal justice system facing prosecution linked to online sex offending, and those who have unwanted sexual thoughts that they are motivated to work on managing safely. This can be difficult to contact a therapist about, but Ruth and her team are experts in this area and they always provide a supportive environment to enable change. Those people involved in family law proceedings who have a ‘finding of fact’ related to offending but have no conviction may struggle to access treatment, and we can help if this is the position you are in.
Dr Jamie Yapp
Jamie offers schema therapy and psychological treatment in Oxfordshire. He is an Associate Psychologist of our company and has a wealth of therapy experience.
Jamie is a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist. He has worked within private practice and regional secure units, from which he has gained extensive experience of working with male and females. Dr Yapp has specific experience of assessing clients and delivering therapy (DBT, CAT, CBT, Psychoanalytic) for a wide range of psychological difficulties, including mental illness, personality disorder and psychopathy, cognitive functioning deficits, and developmental disorders, such as ASD. Treatment can focus on difficulties like these, or on issues such as offending behaviour, emotion management, anger treatment.
Jamie is a Schema Therapist and offers treatment and therapy on a range of issues and problems. Sessions are usually available as a course of treatment; after an initial assessment Dr Yapp will advise you on a recommended treatment pathway. For more details please contact us.
Types of therapy that inform the treatment we offer
Therapists use a range of approaches. Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy used to treat psychological trauma. People experience trauma at any stage in their life, e.g. abuse in childhood, abuse as an adult, car accidents and so on. It is never too late to treat this if you still have symptoms and unwanted feelings that remain behind.
We can offer Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed therapy. We can help people who want to continue to practice and be supported where they have learned DBT skills in the past. DBT is a type of therapy that is useful for many people, including those with emotionally unstable personality disorder or borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Schema therapy examines unhelpful underlying attitudes or thinking patterns, and their development an impact on current or recent difficulties. This is also useful where a person’s personality patterns are contributing to distress, and it can help many people who are in therapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an approach that considers thoughts, feelings, and behaviour and the links between these aspect of our functioning. Many other approaches to therapy involve CBT in some way.