Please note we cannot offer an emergency service. If you are worried about yourself or someone else's welfare or if someone is at risk then please contact Weston General Hospital on 01934 636363 (available till 10pm) or phone 111 or 999 depending upon circumstance. You can also follow this link and click the 'start now button' to access local mental health support teams. https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline
ADULT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & EMDR
Dr Sonia Oyervides is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BPS and HPC); a Group Analyst (UKCP and IGA), an experienced EMDR practitioner and also an integrative psychotherapist. Sonia usually meets with her clients for a few sessions to allow them to decide what type of intervention is best suited for their treatment. She can provide one to one, structured, psychological interventions using current evidence based approaches such as EMDR, CBT, behavioural interventions and mindfulness. Dr Sonia Garcia has profound experience working with addictive behaviours, understanding them as strategies to cope with emotions. Sonia can work with people experiencing Health and Social Anxiety Problems, PTSD, OCD, Panic, Phobias, Low Confidence, Depression, Mood and Eating Disorders.
Please click here to learn more about EMDR and what sort of difficulties it can be helpful for.
HOW IS PSYCHOTHERAPY DIFFERENT TO COUNSELLING?
Counselling and Psychotherapy are both talk therapies, they are both important in the therapy world and go hand in hand with one another.
In order to decide which therapy would work best for you would depend on the intensity of the problem. Counselling works with conscious processes and thought and Psychotherapy works with the conscious and the unconscious processes and thought. Psychotherapy also requires a higher level of training which usually involves a personal development process, meaning that the practitioner would have had Psychotherapy themselves.
Counselling will help a person to develop coping strategies, where as Psychotherapy can helps with current and past difficulties which requires in depth processing and psychological changes.
USEFUL CONTACTS FOR MENATAL HEALTH SUPPORT Talk therapists cannot attend people in crises, if a person is in danger to themselves or others, the services listed below can be accessed upon a referral from your GP.
*Like with all other services at Cowan House, we must implement a 24 hour cancellation policy. Therefore if you do need to cancel please ring reception on 01934 643262. If cancellation does not take place within the 24 hours prior to the appointment time, we will be unable to give a refund