Role of psychological/talking treatments

  • Talking therapy refers to the use of psychological methods for treating common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and a variety of behavioural disorders, which is done by a psychologist.
  • The psychological treatments could be offered in 3 different forms – Supportive therapy & counseling, Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Family therapy using Psychologists & counselors

Psychology in functional disorders

  • We have a team of psychologists and counsellors who are trained in administering psychological treatments like Cognitive Behavioural therapy for a range of common mental disorders, such as anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • They work on cognitive rehabilitation for patients with long-term mental illness and psycho-educating patients & families with major mental illness.
  • They work with children and families, help in child psychiatric assessments and perform behavioral analysis.
  • They offer psychological support and advice for anxiety management, anger management, sleep difficulties (Insomnia), stress management, smoking cessation, drug and alcohol related complications and motivational interviewing.

Psychology in Organic disorders

  • Our team of psychologists could perform Neuropsychometric assessments in people with history of cognitive impairment, head injury, strokes and complex cases
  • They work with older adults with dementia and offer cognitive stimulation therapy
  • They are involved in performing IQ assessments in children and adults with intellectual impairment (mental retardation)
  • Our team of psychologists could perform Neuropsychometric assessments in people with history of cognitive impairment, head injury, strokes and complex cases.
  • They work with older adults with dementia and offer cognitive stimulation therapy.
  • They are involved in performing IQ assessments in children and adults with intellectual impairment (mental retardation).

Counselling

  • Counselling involves explanation, reassurance and support.
  • It involves identification and resolution of current life difficulties. It refers to helping a person address and resolve a personal problem, which may be broad and given by trained counsellors.
  • Our team of Counsellors is able to offer problem based counseling, which are goal oriented, and relationship counselling for marital difficulties.
  • We able to offer Couples therapy and relationship counselling for people struggling with Marital problems & strained relationship with their partners.

CBT- Cognitive behavioural therapy

Dr M Sree Prathap, Senior Psychiatrist, who is trained in the UK, is able to offer CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) for people struggling with;

  • Anxiety (excessive worry and fear)
  • Depression (sadness)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Persistent Negative thoughts

Cognitive therapy is a way of helping people to cope with stress and emotional problems. The idea behind it is quite simple – ‘the way we think about things affects how we feel emotionally’. When people are depressed and anxious, they often have negative thoughts about themselves, their future and the world in general. These thoughts come automatically into their minds. These negative thoughts or ‘cognitions’, undermine their self-confidence, and make them feel even more depressed and anxious leading to unhelpful behaviours. The therapist will work with you to identify the thinking and behavioural patterns that contribute to how you feel, and help you to make changes. CBT looks at ‘here and now’ issues rather than things from the past. It helps people to learn new methods of coping and solving problems, which they can use for the rest of their lives.

Family Therapy

  • We offer Family therapy for dysfunctional families who are struggling to understand how their behaviour influences other members of the family.
  • Family Therapy see families as systems where every member’s behaviour impacts on other members and this in turn changes their behaviour which further impacts on other members.
  • The goals are for members of the family to gain an understanding of how the others experience and think about their behaviour and their emotional responses.
  • In turn an understanding develops about how these perceptions contribute to certain behaviours and how those are in turn perceived by other members of the family.
  • Approaches and specific interventions included within Family Therapy have included:-

    – Psychoeducation about psychiatric disorders
    – Recognising precipitating stressors
    – Recognising relapse signatures
    – Structured problem solving
    – Communication skills training
    – Stress management

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We provide psychological counseling to patients of all ages, please contact Shadithya Hospital on 044-22640745