Often, together with the psychologist you have met with, you will feel that ongoing therapy may be the most helpful route to take.
Bloom Psychology offers multiple types of therapy, and thoughtful integration of approaches based on formal, doctoral level training and many years of clinical experience in working with individuals, couples, families, infants and children.
Working in therapy with a psychologist- regardless of the type of therapy- means building a relationship of trust which allows clients to identify and safely express difficult feelings so that they can be processed, and the pain which accompanies them can lift. This typically means meeting regularly over an agreed time period, usually online or in safe, confidential consulting rooms in Glasgow, but in some circumstances meeting in your home if this better suits your circumstances (often it’s preferable with a new baby).
At Bloom we believe that all people have the capacity for change, and can be empowered to make choices which are meaningful and helpful to their lives. We don’t direct clients; we endeavour to support them to find their own answers.
Therapeutic approaches are tailored to clients’ needs based on careful and collaborative formulation of the difficulties being experienced. This integration is the essence of clinical psychology practice, and allows for client-centred treatment which is delivered only in the context of fully trained and experienced clinicians who continue- throughout professional work- to receive regular supervision from experts. You may have heard of some of the approaches we commonly draw upon, and these include, but are not limited to psychodynamic and attachment-based therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, existential psychology, mentalisation-based therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing therapy, which is a specific treatment for trauma).
In parent-infant work, reflective-parenting, the Solihull approach, and Emotional Availability theory, Brazelton Newborn Observation, are also utilised.