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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we behave. In turn, our behaviours can affect how we think and our emotions. We work together in changing behaviours and thinking patterns, which can have an overall effect on emotions.

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) provides evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to treat ill health. CBT is recommended by NICE for the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. We will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions. We will help you to decide which difficulties you wish to work on in order to help you improve your situation.

We will also work on a relapse prevention plan at the end of treatment, so that you can continue to manage your own mental health on discharge.

When a person is involved in a distressing event, they may feel overwhelmed and their brain may be unable to process the information like a normal memory. The distressing memory seems to become frozen on a neurological level. When a person recalls the distressing memory, the person can re-experience what they saw, heard, smelt, tasted or felt, and this can be quite intense. Sometimes the memories are so distressing, the person tries to avoid thinking about the distressing event to avoid experiencing the distressing feelings.

Some find that the distressing memories come to mind when something reminds them of the distressing event, or sometimes the memories just seem to just pop into mind. The alternating left-right stimulation of the brain with eye movements, sounds or taps during EMDR, seems to stimulate the frozen or blocked information processing system.

In the process the distressing memories seem to lose their intensity, so that the memories are less distressing and seem more like ‘ordinary’ memories. The effect is believed to be similar to that which occurs naturally during REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement) when your eyes rapidly move from side to side. EMDR helps reduce the distress of all the different kinds of memories, whether it was what you saw, heard, smelt, tasted, felt or thought.

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won’t usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.

Couples counselling (which can also be referred to as marriage guidance) is a form of therapy that looks to improve communication and resolve issues within an intimate relationship. In contrast to counselling for relationship issues, which can be undertaken solely through individual sessions, couples counselling is a term applied to talk therapy for two people within a relationship.

With this in mind, counsellors who offer this form of therapy should have the relevant training to help them work with the dynamics of a couple. While couples counselling is ideally suited to couples attending the sessions together, if your partner is reluctant you can look to speak to a couples counsellor on your own to begin with. You may find your partner wants to join you after you have had some initial sessions alone – or you may find it helpful to intersperse couple sessions with individual sessions.

In regards to the techniques used, some of the work you do will take place within your counselling sessions themselves – however many couples counsellors will also ask you to carry out ‘homework’. Typically your counsellor will ask you either to do a task or discuss something specific when you get home. During your next session you will get the chance to talk about your homework, discuss any challenges you came up against and how the experience made you both feel.

Life coaching isn’t simply about problem solving or goal setting, and can be used in all areas of life as personal growth is central to the process. The emphasis throughout is to work from a strengths perspective, helping you to see existing positives that can be built on.

Sometimes we find ourselves at a crossroads, or see an opportunity for change but we’re not sure how to make it happen, or what we would need to do to get there. There isn’t always a specific goal in mind either; sometimes these start off as more of a question.

If changes are made externally, then their success is dependent on the environment staying the same, so it is easy to become unstuck. Placing yourself central in the process of change is crucial to supporting growth.

By exploring things in more detail you’ll be able to give yourself new options to change the way you live your life, the decisions you make and the relationship you have with yourself and others around you.

By incorporating techniques such as Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), you’ll begin to notice where the barriers to change are thereby enabling you to stand back and see things from a distance. By gaining a new perspective you’ll be able to make decisions from a position of integrity, self-awareness and clarity.

In essence, Life coaching helps us to create a direction of travel, the means of getting there; the emotional charge to use as leverage, and the source of energy that will be required to sustain positive change.

The number of sessions that you may need can vary, depending on the therapy and the nature of your difficulties. . Please discuss with your therapist or counsellor, they will always try and give you an idea of how many sessions may be needed.

Like any private healthcare provision, Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd offers speedy access to a quality service in a comfortable environment. Private therapy allows you to choose the frequency and duration of your sessions, flexible appointment times, including evenings and weekends and you have choice of the therapist that you see. Our private service is confidential and discreet, close to the M1 with plenty of off road parking. 
All our therapists are qualified, experienced and members of professional governing bodies. If you have no preference to who you see, we can allocate a therapist depending on mutual availability. However, should you require specific experience or specialism then please read our therapists profile page and choose the therapist most suitable for your requirements. We are happy to advise who might be the best therapist to see, please get in touch to discuss your needs.
People travel from across West, South and East Yorkshire, as we are easily accessible from Junction 37 of the M1 and are based near Barnsley town centre. Please see our contact page for address details.
Yes – all therapists work to the strict confidentially guidelines of either the BABCP, BACP or UKCP. There are some occasions when a therapist would be unable to hold the confidentiality of sessions, these being if they suspect that you or someone else may be at risk or if a court of law requests that they do so.
Talking therapies are an effective treatment for many common mental health problems, promoting positive well-being, coping with complex distress, and personal development including self exploration. During the assessment session the therapist will assess whether therapy is a suitable option for you.
When you arrive at the top building (signposted Reception), come in the main door and sign in at Reception. You only need to sign your name plus who you are visiting (Yorkshire Psychotherapy) for fire regulations. You will be issued with a visitors badge. If you then take a seat, a member of our staff will come to reception to escort you to our offices.

If you are attending an appointment after 5pm or at the weekend, the main doors will be locked, so if you wait outside reception, your therapist will be waiting for you at your appointment time to let you in.

 Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible, if you are too early your therapist might not be free to see you.The assessment session will involve talking through the nature of your problem and how therapy can be of help. You can then decide whether you wish to continue with treatment. 

If you would feel more comfortable having someone with you for the first appointment, then please do so. 

Fees for our private treatments and therapies vary from £70 to £250 per session, depending on the practitioner and treatment. Concessions may be available, depending on circumstance. Please get in touch to find out more. 
Please note, unless it is an emergency, cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice are charged at the full fee. 
The relationship with your therapist is paramount. You need to feel comfortable opening up to a professional every week, and if the rapport isn’t there then it’s best to raise that straight away. We’re happy to find you another therapist who may be more suitable to your situation, issues and requirements.
Counselling and Psychotherapy work best when you have weekly sessions. That’s why we offer therapy seven days a week, to fit around your busy schedule. You may be working shifts, or have irregular work patterns. Some of our therapists are also available weekends and evenings, which may be more suitable for you. We can also offer fortnightly sessions, which can help spread the cost of therapy. To explore options, please get in touch.
Sessions are payable at the beginning of each session by cash, cheque, BACS or card only .
Yes, these can be arranged, but the cost of mileage and travelling time would have to be added. Please get in touch for more information.
We have specialist therapists who work with children and adolescents. Please get in touch to find out more.
Yes, some of our therapists work via phone and Skype. It can be a helpful and powerful way of accessing therapy if you’re not able to travel Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd HQ.
Just ask when you call to book an appointment and we can refer you to a therapist who offers telephone or Skype therapy.
Sessions are usually 50 – 60 mins, however sometimes the initial assessment session may take a little longer. Sessions of EMDR can also be offered as 1.5 hours, please discuss with your therapist.
Your therapist will just need your contact details, emergency contact details, GP’s details and knowledge of any medication you may be taking.

Our offices are based at Phase 4, BBIC, Innovation Way, Wilthorpe, Barnsley S75 1JL. Located just off the M1 motorway on the A635, our office is only a 5 minute drive from Barnsley town centre, and 10 minutes from either Junction 38 and 37 of the M1. There is a regular bus service from Barnsley Interchange throughout the day (Service 95) taking between 10 and 12 minutes to the nearest bus stop (Rowland Road/Huddersfield Road).

When you arrive at the top building (signposted Reception), come in the main door and sign in at Reception. You only need to sign your name plus who you are visiting (Yorkshire Psychotherapy) for fire regulations. You will be issued with a visitors badge. If you then take a seat, a member of our staff will come to reception to escort you to our offices.

Directions: From M1 Junction 37

  • Exit M1 at Junction 37, follow the A628 towards Barnsley, keep in the left hand lane.
  • At the first set of traffic lights turn left onto Pogmoor Road and follow the road for about. mile to

the traffic lights at the crossroads (with the Hospital on your left).

  • At the traffic lights go straight across and down a narrow lane (Greenfoot Lane) to the junction.
  • At the junction, turn left onto Huddersfield Road. BBIC is on the left after the traffic lights

(approx. 0.5 mile).

  • As you turn into Innovation Way, take the second turn on the right, the main reception visitor car park is on your left. If this car park is full, additional parking is available around the site.

Directions: From M1 Junction 38

  • Exit the M1 at Junction 38 (about 4 miles to BBIC).
  • Take your first left at the roundabout under the motorway signposted A637. You will pass over the motorway and go through the outskirts of Darton.
  • Turn left at the mini roundabout. When you get to the next large roundabout (car dealers on your left, Chestnut Tree Pub and Aldi on your right), go straight across.
  • About 0.5 mile along, on your left, you will pass Redbrook Business Park.
  • Just over the hill and on the right is the BBIC.
  • As you turn into Innovation Way, take the second turn on the right, the main reception visitor car park is on your left. If this car park is full, additional parking is available around the site.

Directions: From Dearne Valley

  • Take the A635 Doncaster Road following the signs for Barnsley – passing through Darfield and Ardsley until you come to Stairfoot roundabout at the bottom of the hill.
  • Take the third exit (A635 Doncaster Road) and continue along this road (passing Kendray Hospital on the left). At the traffic lights go straight ahead.
  • Turn right at the next set of traffic lights.
  • Take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A628 West Way and at the traffic lights outside Morrisons go straight ahead.
  • Take the fourth exit at the next roundabout onto Shambles Street.
  • Turn left onto St Mary’s Place (behind  Town Hall) and continue ahead onto  Church Lane.
  • Continue straight ahead at the traffic lights onto A635 Huddersfield Road for 1 mile. BBIC is on the left.
  • As you turn into Innovation Way, take second turn on the right, the main reception visitor car park is on your left. If this car park is full, additional parking is available around the site.

 

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