Therapeutic work for those having to live with long term health challenges aims to support psychological adjustment, clarify and support psychological and health challenges and works with an individual’s strengths and resources in order to make realistic goals for the future.
The impact of a stroke, tumour or other event affecting the brain can be hard to understand for both the survivor of such an event and for those who love them. Neuropsychological therapy helps people to understand the impact of what has changed in the brain and what can be done to help.
This therapy involves:
- Planning the practical aspects of how to live with psychological as well as physical changes.
- Making clear how abilities have changed and how to compensate for this.
- Working with the emotional impact and adjustment.
- Supporting changes in relationships and life roles.
- Support to make decisions about the best way forward.
Therapy is a safe and confidential place. At the start of therapy we agree a contract which covers things like confidentiality, cost, cancellations etc. The assessment session is usually about 60-90 minutes, to allow us time to gather a full assessment.
Thereafter, we will meet for 50 minutes, on a regular basis although this can be negotiated. EMDR sessions are sometimes longer.
Some people find it helpful to try and improve things for themselves first, there are some good self help worksheets available that you can download here and various organisations that can offer support and advice such as Mind, Hafal, and Unllais.
Sometimes about the past to understand the patterns in life that we may find ourselves stuck in but that we now find unsatisfying, sometimes the focus is on the present, to think about the obstacles we may face to change, and sometimes the focus is on the future and what we aspire to and aim for.
We are sorry that none of us speak Welsh fluently at this time. However, two of us are Welsh learners.
Mae'n ddrwg gennym nad ydym yn siarad Cymraeg yn rhugl are hyn or bryd. Ond mae dau ohonom wrthi'n dysgu Cymraeg.