Dr Maggie Allison Psychological Therapies

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist?

Chartered Counselling Psychologists are counselling psychologists who have earned their Chartered Membership of the Division of Counselling Psychology of the British Psychological Society. They adhere to strict professional standards and are expected to engage in Continuing Professional Development in order to keep their knowledge and skills up to date


What will happen at the first session?

During the first session, you will be asked about your current problems, your history, your needs and wishes, your personal life circumstances, amongst other relevant issues. From this, we will be able to discuss the possible factors that might have led to the development of your present symptoms. This information will then be used to develop your individual treatment plan


How Does Psychological Treatment Work?

Your treatment plan will be unique to you and will help you to understand, and to find ways of managing any symptoms that you may have. This will in turn help you to reduce psychological distress and will help you to enhance and promote your psychological well-being


Why seek psychological help?

Approximately one in three people suffer some kind of difficulties with stress, or emotional problems at some point in their life. Research suggests that the sooner a person seeks help with a psychological problem, the faster their recovery. Some common reasons that people seek psychological therapy are anxiety, panic, depression, phobias, poor sleep, and trauma, or to deal with a bereavement


What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the most commonly used psychotherapeutic approaches. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of problems, including anxiety; phobias; depression; low self esteem, amongst others


What is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)?

EMDR was developed in 1987 by Francine Shapiro. This type of therapy is now widely used for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It works by stimulating both the left and right sides of the brain while recalling the traumatic memory. This will help you to reprocess the traumatic event and reduce the distressing emotions that are attached to it

Any further questions:

Please feel free to contact me and I will personally deal with any questions you may have. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact me on the number provided. There is a 24 hour answering service available, and I will return your call within 24 hours


Correspondence Address: Queen's Court, 73 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 5EH


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