How To Find The Best Psychological Services In Newcastle and Your Area
With a hectic lifestyle and increased stress, it is becoming more common for people to suffer from difficulties with their mental health. Problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, stress and OCD, trauma and problems sleeping can be caused by a variety of reasons, and made worse by not taking proper care of yourself. For some, it may also be difficult to share your feelings with those close to you.
The first step in overcoming any difficulty such as the above is to find support whether from a counsellor or psychologist. Our psychological services in Newcastle offer a specialist based model where all of our therapists specialise in working with different problems, ensuring you will see a highly qualified and skilled Specialist Counsellor, therapist or Psychologist.
Here are some useful tips on how to find the best service available in your area:
Look For An Experienced Therapist
When it comes to working with mental health it is important to know that your therapist has the right qualifications, experience and a good track record of treating problems similar to yours.
Ask how long their service has been established and how many clients they have helped.
Also, ask about their approach to therapy – do they offer the therapy you need whether Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma focussed therapies, anger management, CBT for Insomnia, counselling or mindfulness based approaches?
Look For A Therapist Who Will Accept Payment From Private Medical Insurance
Therapy and counselling with any private service can be expensive and is sometimes covered by some private medical insurance providers.
It can be helpful to know that the counselling and psychological services you choose can accept payment from a private medical insurer if you have insurance already.
This prevents you having to pay and can be invoiced directly to the insurance company.
Check Client Satisfaction and Reviews
Many local therapists, counsellors and psychologists are listed on search engines such as Google and Bing.
Client reviews, such as on Google, Yell, Bing or similar can be a helpful source of information when choosing the best service to help support you.
By reading previous client reviews you will be able to see whether the service is right for you, and whether the service has helped others in a similar situation before.
Look For A Therapist You Feel Comfortable Working With
Some people feel more comfortable talking to a male or a female therapist.
It is therefore important to consider whether this matters to you personally. Any good psychologist or counsellor should be understanding of this and not try to push you into seeing them.
Our own team of male and female specialists are available to help with a range of problems and able to help you feel comfortable so you can get the most from your therapy.
For Further Information
The above tips are a helpful starting point when beginning to look for the best therapist, counsellor or psychologist in your area.
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling and our team of counsellors, psychologists and therapists have been providing psychological services in Newcastle for a number of years and specialise in working with a range of problems. We also have a team able to work with couples, families and children.
If you feel that we may be able to help, contact us using the form below.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist