There are instances in which you and the psychologist you have met with 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 in safe, confidential consulting rooms in central 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-centered 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 and mentalisation-based therapy.
In parent-infant work, reflective-parenting, the Solihull approach, and Emotional Availability theory are also utilised.
Therapy or assessment by Skype or similar means is not the usual practice at Bloom. We believe that working face to face facilitates the development of strong therapeutic relationships.
However we recognise that some, usually by reason of geography, cannot access face to face support, and in these instances we welcome contact, and will advise if we can help.