As a training organisation, ECPT does not provide counselling or psychotherapy services to the public.
Our strategic partners Space2BHeard Community Interest Company (S2BH CIC) deliver a range of high quality and accessible therapeutic services in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
S2BH has several different pathways to enable people to access psychotherapy and counselling which are:
Private Therapy – S2BH have a directory of therapists both qualified and trainees in advanced training who offer assessment and treatment to individuals, couples and groups for a range of different issues. This is funded by the client and costs between £30-£60 per session depending on the therapist’s experience.
Let’s Talk – S2BH are a sub provider to City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) providing funded time limited therapy for anxiety and depression. Clients can request an assessment with CHCP and ask to be referred to any of the 10 providers on the network, of which S2BH are one. All therapists working on this contract are qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellors.
Valued Minds – This service offers longer term therapy for people receiving income less than £23,000 per annum. Therapists working for this service are trainees that have been signed off to practice by their individual supervisors. The service is funded by the client at a cost of £10 per session.
Re-Mind – This service can be accessed to clients privately funding through S2BH and the funded option through the CHCP Pain Management Service. Re-Mind supports people experiencing chronic long term conditions through both group and individual interventions.
Hull City Council Independent Counselling Contract – S2BH offers Hull City Council (HCC) employees access to 5 sessions of therapy. This can be accessed by contacting S2BH, completing the online referral form on the S2BH website or by contacting the HCC Occupational Health Department.
Commercial Services – Space2BHeard has a menu of options available to local organisations and employers to help you meet the needs of your workforce Mental Health and Wellbeing.
All therapists who work with S2BH hold enhanced DBS, insurance, are members of their relevant professional body and attend all the training and Continuing Professional Development requirements.
Our main approach to therapy is Transactional Analysis, though there are also Integrative, Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) therapists practising within S2BH. They specialise in different areas of mental health and stress related issues, such as:
· relationship difficulties
· post traumatic stress
· work related stress
· eating disorders
· personality issues
What is Counselling?
Counselling takes place when a counsellor sees a client in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the client is having, distress they may be experiencing or perhaps their dissatisfaction with life, or loss of a sense of direction and purpose. It is always at the request of the client as no one can properly be ‘sent’ for counselling.
By listening attentively and patiently the counsellor can begin to perceive the difficulties from the client’s point of view and can help them to see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. Counselling is a way of enabling choice or change or of reducing confusion. It does not involve giving advice or directing a client to take a particular course of action.
In the counselling sessions the client can explore various aspects of their life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Bottled up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them, with the possibility of making them easier to understand.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy takes place in a private and confidential setting when the client wishes to develop a deeper understanding of themselves. This involves the process of exploring sometimes difficult and often painful emotions and experiences with an experienced and qualified therapist.
It is a process that seeks to help the person gain an increased capacity for choice, through which the individual becomes more autonomous and self-determined.
The actual work is mainly to encourage the client to talk and explore their feelings, beliefs and thoughts, and, sometimes, relevant aspects of and events in their childhood and personal history. Some psychotherapists work to help the patient/client understand more about their problems and then make appropriate changes in their thinking and behaviour.