How we can help
We know that life isn’t always easy, and it can feel especially difficult if your mood and behaviour seems different and you, or those around you, are not sure why and are unsure how to help.
We help and support young people up to the age of 25 with a range of mild emotional mental health difficulties such as a recent life change, friendship issues, bullying, academic pressures, conflicts at home, with family or something else that might be impacting on their day-to-day life.
We are not able to support issues such as:
- Eating Disorders
- Psychotic illness or symptoms
- Neurodevelopmental conditions as the primary concern
- Addiction or substance misuse
- Significant risk-taking behaviours
- Feeling suicidal
- Current moderate to severe mental health diagnosis
If you are unsure if we can help, please give us a call on (01624) 679118 and speak to one of our team.Make a referral
Our charity provides its early intervention and prevention support free of charge, and we aim to catch and manage these emotional difficulties at an early stage, thus avoiding the unnecessary escalation of the issue and enabling you to cope with the stresses and setbacks that you will face throughout life.
What are psychological therapies?
Psychological therapies are sometimes referred to as ‘talking therapies’ and we offer a range of different types of therapy. They involve exploring psychological difficulties that are getting in the way of how we would like to feel.
This involves talking to a trained person (a psychotherapist or counsellor) on your own, to talk about your worries or concerns, and generally, the person you meet with will help make sense of your concerns or worries and together find a way through.
Psychological therapy is collaborative relationship, which means you have a choice in whether you feel you want it or need it.
Since 1983, our charity has provided psychological support to people and their families on the Isle of Man, and if we can help you, we can let you know how to refer into our service.
There will be occasions when we are unable to help, and we will always try and signpost you to somewhere that is better suited to help you.
What’s the different between a therapist and counsellor?
The amount of technical information regarding the distinction between a therapist and a counsellor can be confusing, however often, the technical distinctions are almost irrelevant as it is the relationship between a client and the therapist/counsellor which makes the most difference.
The different types of therapies explained
Our clinical team is overseen by Dr Brian Murray, Consultant Psychologist and our Clinical Lead. Our therapists and counsellors are qualified and registered with recognised industry professional bodies such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the National Counselling Society (NCS), and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). As well as being qualified, our therapists and counsellors are also working towards accreditation with their current registration body.
As an organisation, we follow and frequently surpass National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines around supervision for our therapists, counsellors and listeners. Weekly supervision is with a senior member of our clinical team.
We also have some members of our therapeutic team who are completing their therapy training, and you will be informed of this before your first session. Where we are able to provide support to someone who is over 25, we typically match these clients with our trainee therapists to enable them to build their clinical hours and in order for us to extend our service.
Using our service and what to expect
We understand that some people may feel nervous when seeking therapy and we have worked extremely hard to make sure that any visit to our therapy suites will be a positive experience that you will be happy to engage with.