Clinical Assessment Services
Headsight works in partnership with Clinical Consultants who offer expert advice, assessment and therapy. Services include:
Assessment and diagnostic work (including autism & sensory assessments).
- Psychological treatments, to include CBT and Family Therapy
- Supervisory services
- Expert opinions and medico-legal reports for child and family matters
- Special interests in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Mental Health and Child Protection
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
Equine & Animal Assisted Self Development
Equine & Animal Assisted Self development & Therapy are powerful and effective therapeutic approaches that affect direct change on individuals, young people and families. Participants learn about themselves by taking part in activities with the horses & other social mammals, and then processing feelings, behaviours, and patterns with trained facilitators and mental health professionals.
Key Teaching Themes include development of: Leadership, social skills, mindfulness, assertiveness, empathy, compassion, nonverbal communication and healthy boundaries.
Headsight works in partnership with ROOTS Institute, Pets as Therapy, The Red Horse Foundation and The Equine Therapy Center in Stroud.
Family Therapy helps people in a close relationship help each other. It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.
Family Therapy aims to be:
- Inclusive and considerate of the needs of each member of the family and/or other key relationships (systems) in people’s lives
- Recognise and build on peoples’ strengths and relational resources
- Work in partnership ‘with’ families and others, not ‘on’ them
- Sensitive to diverse family forms and relationships, beliefs and cultures
- Enable people to talk, together or individually, often about difficult or distressing issues, in ways that respect their experiences, invite engagement and support recovery.
Integrative psychotherapy is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.
An Integrative approach aims to promote healing and facilitate wholeness - ensuring that all levels of a person's being and functioning (mental, physical and emotional health) are maximised to their full potential. We are able to offer integrative counselling and psychotherapy to both young people and adult clients.
Non-Violent Resistance (NVR)
NVR is a structured family therapy approach to address high levels of distress and aggression within the home. NVR was developed by Haim Omer and his colleagues at the University of Tel Aviv. NVR stands for Non Violent Resistance and was originally developed as an approach to parenting and caring for those young people who are violent, risk taking, aggressive or self-destructive. The technique is now being used in a variety of settings including work in communities and schools and also with adults.
NVR is most commonly delivered over a 10 week period by an NVR practitioner in the family home.
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
DDP is a therapy and parenting approach that uses what we know about attachment and trauma to help children and families with their relationships. DDP helps children learn to trust, is family-based and involves the child with his or her caregivers.
Dan Hughes, a Clinical Psychologist, created Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) as a treatment for families with adopted or fostered children who had experienced neglect and abuse in their birth families and suffered from significant developmental trauma.
ADDITONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Crisis Intervention for Families
This service is aimed at reducing levels of immediate crisis, distress and risk in families to create a sufficiently stable environment to enable additional services to resume support.
Supervision & Reflective Practice for Individuals & Groups
Supervision & reflective practice can be facilitated for professionals, parents and carers to address challenges and/or difficulties.
These sessions offer:
• Opportunity to reflect on what has or has not been helpful
• Deepen understanding of particular challenges
• Further develop understanding of relational themes underpinning behaviours
• Develop sustainable solutions
• Ensure and support staff well-being
These sessions can be of great benefit to staff working in all professional environments with adults, children & young people experiencing emotional or behavioural issues.
'I appreciate you letting me play, being my therapist, you're understandable & understanding, being there, you're selfless and you don't judge me.'
12 year old therapy client
'You are the best counsellor I have ever had and i have come on leaps and bounds due to your guidance & support.'
20 year old therapy client
'I really like coming to see you, it helps me work things out that get all jumbled up in my head.'
15 year old therapy client