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  • What We Do

    Talk together Bromley offer a range of free and confidential talking therapies and support for adults over the age of 18 in the borough of Bromley, who are registered with a Bromley GP.

     

    We offer a range of talking therapies for people experiencing problems which include:

     

    • Low or depressed mood
    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Phobias
    • Difficulties following traumatic experiences
    • Excessive worry
    • Panic attacks
    • Anxiety, stress or low mood linked to a long-term medical condition
    • Having obsessive thoughts and behaviours
    • Low mood or anxiety in pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth

     

    Our team is made up of psychological therapists, counsellors and psychological wellbeing practitioners. We offer a Stepped Care Approach; this means that based on what you have told us at your assessment we will offer you the least intensive level of therapy to help improve how you are feeling. If this does not meet all your needs you will be offered more intensive support.

     

    Below is a list of the types of treatments we offer:

     

    Computerised CBT (cCBT)

    Research suggests online therapy is just as effective as face to face therapy. At Talk together Bromley we can offer online CBT for stress, anxiety and depression through a programme called SilverCloud. This is suitable for lots of people and can be agreed with the therapist who assesses you. With SilverCloud, you will receive the same treatment online as you would in person, and it has the same advantage of being private. You can log in on your internet connected smartphone, laptop, desktop computer or tablet at any time that suits you. Throughout the duration of the online programme, a psychological wellbeing practitioner will support you and monitor your progress.

     

    Guided Self Help (GSH)

    This evidence-based approach is a talking therapy based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and aims to support people with mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress. This is a problem-focussed approach to help you manage your distress. This is delivered over the telephone. It is delivered over four sessions, spread over several weeks, offered by one our psychological wellbeing practitioners.

     

    Therapeutic Workshops

    These are based on CBT. We provide a variety of groups throughout the week in different locations across the borough. These will cover a range of issues including stress, depression, panic and worry. These aim to give you practical tools and techniques in a supportive environment, to help you understand and manage your difficulties.

     

    Counselling

    This is a talking therapy where you can discuss your feelings, think about your choices and behaviour, helping you resolve emotional issues that might be causing you distress. Unlike CBT, counselling is less structured and more exploratory, and may involve discussing past relationships and events, which may be contributing to your current distress or dissatisfaction. This approach is offered at locations around the Borough and involves six face-to-face sessions, and is suitable for patients with problems in adjustment to major life changes such as job loss, parenthood, or family problems.

     

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    CBT is a structured and time limited talking therapy which has been proven to help treat a range of anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD, panic disorder, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. Your therapist will show you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. This approach focuses largely on your current problems, rather than focussing on issues from your past.

     

    Long Term Conditions Support

    People with long-term physical health conditions often suffer from stress, anxiety or low mood. We acknowledge that it can be difficult to manage a long-term condition, particularly if you’re also struggling with symptoms of anxiety or low mood. We offer some more specialised services to help you through this:

     

    Chronic Pain and Fatigue Workshop

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Diabetes

     

    Employment Coaches

    Employment Coaches are available across the service to support clients with specific issues relating to their employment. This might be returning to work after a period of absence due to mental health issues in which case the Coaches will often negotiate and educate the employer regarding mental health and reasonable adjustments. Alternatively Coaches can support clients seeking employment, either paid work or identify suitable voluntary placements. Part of the role of the worker is to ensure the client is ‘job ready’ and can involve non-employment rated areas of the client’s life such a housing issues or debt and other barriers to employment. Workers will help the client identify these barriers and look at practical solutions. If employment is identified as an issue during assessment or therapy a person’s therapist will refer them to an employment coach, this support can either take place after therapy or alongside.