TwitterThe Psychological Therapies Unit

Who We Are

Steve Flatt, Director of the Unit, registered CBT practitioner and nurse, is our Senior Therapist and heads the Clinical team. Dr Suzi Curtis, clinical psychologist, is our child specialist, and a researcher and statistician with considerable experience. Margaret Young, our Administration Manager, is one of our more experienced therapists, specialising in relationship and bereavement issues.

All our staff our trained to the highest level and are accredited with their specific professional body. As you would expect, we operate under the highest ethical codes and all our staff carry public liability and indemnity insurance.

CBT is a science based approach to the treatment of psychological disorders and as such is highly functional, efficient and has a high success rate. In fact it is the only therapy recommended by (Government bodies) in dealing with the problems we treat.

Unlike the stereotypical psychiatrist's couch approach, we don't want to rake over past life experiences but instead deal with the "here and now" issues and get you back on your feet and able to cope with all life throws at you.

We can establish during an assessment appointment the time frame for effective therapy so the patient will know how many sessions will be required, and thus the cost, so will be able to make an informed decision as to whether they wish to continue.

As some conditions are best treated in a group therapy setting, we have specialist counsellors who can conduct such groups. Also if required, we offer home visits for assessment and treatment.

In addition to providing a service to the general public, our skills can be brought into the workplace, be it providing training packages to deal with staff issues such as stress management, depression and anxiety, or advising on occupational health concerns.