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Advanced Assessments Ltd - Panel of Expert Witnesses
Our panel of expert witnesses and psychologists complete medico-legal reports on mental health and neuropsychological injury for criminal, employment, personal injury, immigration and educational cases.
Personal injury reports cover complex brain and spinal injury cases, where compensation is required for road traffic accident claims and other neuropsychological injury claims. The often include claims for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
In criminal, we frequently assess witness evidence, fitness to plead, criminal responsibility, ability to serve a custodial sentence and suitability for parole.
Our Reports Cover
- Mental Health; Mental Capacity; Employment Tribunal Claims; Head Injury; Occupational Psychology; Mental Health Risk Assessment
- Disability Discrimination; Psychological Assessments; Neuropsychological Assessments; Occupational Health Psychology; Learning Disability; Unfitness to Plead
- Malingering and Symptom Exaggeration; Parenting; Mental Capacity; Fitness to Work and Loss of Earnings; Family Risk Assessment; Personality Disorder
We provide rapid response to enquiries and have the facility to take instructions seven days a week. In suitable cases we can produce reports within seven days from instruction.
Our work is equally split between defendant and claimant and clients include central government, CAFCASS, HMCTS, CPS, local authorities, insurers, financial services and ‘magic circle’ legal firms.
Health and Disability Assessments Centre – Nottingham
What Independent Psychological Assessments In Support of Claims and Appeals for Benefits Are Offered?
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Work Capability Assessments
- Universal Credit (UC) and Work Capability Assessments
- Universal Credit Capability for Work Questionnaire
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Assessments
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) Medical Assessments
- Veterans UK Assessments
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessments
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Nottingham
What does CBT consist of? Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a psychological treatment which is often short-term and focuses on practical strategies to solve problems faced by the client. The approach is an effective type of psychotherapy. It works by changing the individual's way of thinking about problems or their behaviour and helping them understand the relationship between ― thoughts, behaviour and physical symptoms. It then helps the client resolve problems by changing their thinking style.
CBT can treat anxiety, depression, drug abuse, stress, low self-esteem, pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder. CBT can also treat bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, social anxiety disorder and phobias.
During CBT, our psychologist will help you:
- Address any fears rather than run from them.
- Stop negative thinking.
- Set realistic goals.
- Start to understand and challenge irrational thinking.
- Accept and understand other people.
- Appreciate and learn how to control their moods.
- View a lousy situation differently.
- Learn to stop worrying that the worst thing will happen.
What are cognitive behavioural techniques
At its core, CBT aims to change negative thinking styles into positive thinking styles. Our psychologists and therapist will use the following cognitive behavioural techniques:
- Discussion of your problems and new ways of framing the issues and identifying practical solutions.
- Role-play of activities and difficulties that you may face.
- Feedback on progress both from the therapist and test.
- Worksheets which you complete after the CBTsessions.
- Stage by stage exposure to the fort or thing which is causing the distress.
- Record-keeping of emotions, progress and behaviour
- Improving skills in managing behaviour and emotion through practice.
What is CBT?
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Psychologist near me for depression? Psychologist near me for anxiety? Counselling near me? We provide psychological services near you. We are listed in Psychology Today and have extensive experience in providing counselling and psychological therapy.
Our child psychologists near you carry out assessments at your home and assessment centres near you. Our private psychologist work throughout the whole of the UK.
Psychotherapy in Nottingham
Counselling in West Bridgford
We provide counselling and therapy in West Bridgford, for individuals, couples, children and young people. We offer a wide range of counselling approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy, humanistic, integrative counselling, at acceptance and commitment therapy and solution-focused therapy. We deliver both short and long-term counselling.
Our psychologists in Nottingham deal with stress management counselling and stress management programs for employers and individuals. We provide Employee Assistance Programmes and Counselling for organisations.
Psychologist in Nottingham
Our psychologists in Nottingham help businesses, adults and children with a wide range of issues. Our psychologists in Nottingham help reduce absences. We provide neuropsychological rehabilitation, stress management, occupational health assessments, depression and medicolegal reports. Our psychologists in Nottingham deliver assessments of a wide variety of issues, including ADHD, autism, dementia and bipolar disorder.
Our child psychology work in Nottingham includes parenting support, assessment of special educational need; and child and adolescent psychological support. Our psychologists in Nottingham provide private psychological assessment, in addition to counselling, psychotherapy and CBT. In addition to individual work, we provide group therapy.
Advanced Assessments works with other professionals to provide training, supervision and consultation. Our Nottingham psychology practice is particularly skilled at providing training for managers on mental health and well-being at work.
We accept clients who have coverage through major insurers, including AXA PPP Healthcare AVIVA, and Vitality Healthcare. Our psychologists accept referrals through social services and private foster carer adoption agencies. Our psychologists in Nottingham work in conjunction with GPs, psychiatrists, social workers and paediatricians.
Our Nottingham psychologists provide training and consultancy on cross-cultural counselling including the issue of race in supervision and therapeutic relationships. We are particularly skilled in providing services to Black and Minority Ethnic Communities.
We provide staff counselling to a wide range of professionals, both by face-to-face counselling and online through Facetime, Skype and Zoom. We are client focused and provide counselling at hours to suit your working patterns.
In addition to counselling for staff, our psychologists in Nottingham provide focused counselling and coaching for students. Our counselling and coaching for students can be offered as part of a package of support for students with disabilities who are entitled to Disabled Student Allowance. Our services have been provided to students from the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
Our psychologists provide counselling in Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and throughout the East Midlands.
What is Counselling?
What is counselling? Counselling is a type of talking psychological therapy which works by helping people discuss their feelings and emotions in a confidential setting. The process is different from giving advice; the therapist or psychologist will work with the individual to help them find their solutions and think about the problems differently.
Counselling can be delivered in various ways depending on the needs of the individual and the severity of their symptoms. Our psychologists in Nottingham provide the following methods of counselling.
Online counselling: is becoming more and more popular as it allows busy individuals to schedule the counselling around their needs. You save time as money as you do not need to travel to the counsellor. Online counselling is often delivered using technology such as Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp Messenger. Online counselling also includes email and live webchat. If you have a severe mental health condition, or if you prefer not to work with technology you might prefer to face-to-face. Face-to-face counselling allows the counsellor to observe your interactions, and in some instances, a combination of face-to-face and online counselling may work best.
Online Counselling Applications: Online counselling applications are online books, YouTube, and therapy apps that work with iPhone and Android devices. Our approaches is to use online counselling applications with telephone, Skype, Facetime or Zoom. In some cases, we may use both forms of online counselling delivery and face-to-face counselling as part of a package of psychological therapy.
Telephone counselling: telephone counselling has many similarities with online counselling. Some individuals prefer telephone counselling because they do not like the interaction of using Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. It allows the individual to talk without being seen by the counsellor and so is suitable for individuals who do not like the technology of online counselling but like the convenience that telephone counselling brings and not been observed by the counsellor as they speak.
Face-to-face counselling: some individuals prefer to visit their counsellor in a therapy room and see them face-to-face, or this is traditionally the usual format in which counselling delivered.
Couples counselling: when there are relationship problems couples counselling is often the best solution for a couple to adopt. In our couples counselling, we will provide counselling for both partners together, and when necessary, we will provide them with individual counselling as part of the overall package of therapy.
Group counselling: We use group counselling, where we are treating individuals with similar experiences such as trauma or stress at work. Group counselling allows individuals to share experiences and support each other in a safe therapeutic setting. Group counselling may also be used as part of family therapy where family members work together to resolve difficulties affecting the whole of the family.
What Will Happen During Counselling?
The first therapy sessions will start with an assessment of your needs and your aspirations and objectives for the counselling sessions. Our practise is to send out diagnostic questionnaires so that we have a baseline of your mental health and the issues affecting you before you commence counselling. In this way, we can measure progress as counselling progresses. The assessment will also clarify what if any, psychological conditions you have. We will agree with you the best therapeutic method to adopt to treat your condition. We will discuss our privacy and confidentiality policy during the first session. We will confirm that your details are correct; and that we hold the details of your next-of-kin and GP in the event of an emergency.
How to Book Your Counselling?
Please complete the online booking form to book your counselling. When booking, please indicate the type of counselling you would like, face-to-face counselling, telephone counselling, email counselling or online counselling. Our online counselling service is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
How Much Counselling Can I Have?
Counselling for some people may take weeks for others they will need months or years. Everyone's needs are different, and the duration of counselling must be long enough to meet the client's needs and to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and the client. We will typically agree how long your sessions will last and the duration of your therapy sessions at your initial meeting with the therapist or psychologist.
Employee Assistance and Employment Support
We offer employee assistance to employers 24/7 for employees who need counselling and psychological therapy for personal and workplace problems which could impact on their work and performance.
When necessary we provide a critical management service to help employees who had suffered from trauma. We offer a rapid response usually within 24 hours and immediate access to 24-hour telephone support. When necessary, we offer occupational health psychology assessments.
Counselling Mapperley and Beeston Nottingham
We provide counselling in Nottingham with a focus on Mapperley, Beeston, Nottingham City, West Bridgford, and Gedling Nottingham.
We offer business-focused performance coaching to help improve staff performance and resolve staff conflicts. Our psychologists in Nottingham improve staff motivation and teamworking.
We work on improving communication and reducing conflict within the organisation. We have considerable expertise in delivering organisational change programmes, ensuring that staff are supported to manage the change.
Our expertise in our business-based counselling and coaching extends to working with organisations to reduce stress and improve employee well-being.
Our CBT and counselling help to:
- Retain staff by dealing with the stresses and pressures which would cause them to leave.
- Provide support for staff who are facing trauma after accidents or disputes at work.
- Reduce sick leave and sickness absence through helping to support staff with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression bereavement and workplace trauma.
Our psychologists in Nottingham help clients with issues such as significant life changes, bullying and abuse, childhood trauma, anger management, unresolved issues from the past, phobias, low self-esteem, life direction, bereavement counselling, work-related stress and repeating patterns of distressing events.
We operate out of clinics in Mapperley Nottingham, Beeston Nottingham, West Bridgford Nottingham, and Nottingham city centre. Our clinics are accessible to people travelling from Derby and Leicester. We provide employee assistance and occupational health psychology services for employers based throughout the East Midlands.
Child Psychologist, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby
Our child psychologist assists with problems such as autistic spectrum disorder, dyslexia disability post-traumatic stress disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder depression, anxiety and behavioural issues.
We offer, where appropriate play-based assessments which are supported by questionnaires and child-focused therapy sessions.
Parents participate in parenting sessions which allow them to discuss the challenges that they face and to develop strategies with them to overcome those difficulties to support their child.
We provide an in-depth assessment of mental health problems and emotional difficulties including challenging behaviour, interpersonal difficulties and complex trauma. We carry out assessments of IQ, learning disabilities, ADHD and neuropsychological functioning. We also assess gifted and talented children.
We are non-judgemental in our approach, and honest and truthful in the delivery of our services. We will respect you and the views that you bring.
What Is The Difference Between A Psychologist, Psychotherapist and a Therapist?
There are many different types of psychologist including occupational, clinical, forensic, educational, neuropsychologist, child psychologist, counselling, health and sports psychologist. There are also other types of psychologists, including business psychologists, chartered psychologist, and practitioner psychologist. In reality, many psychologists work across different areas of practice.
A psychotherapist (therapist) specialises in providing therapy. A psychotherapist may have a formal degree in psychology; they may sometimes have medical training and be psychiatrists who then undertake further training in psychotherapy. Sometimes a psychotherapist may be another type of mental health professional such as a social worker, a counsellor, a cognitive behavioural therapist, a life coach or marriage counsellor who has specialised in psychotherapy.
Currently, psychiatrists are likely to use medication as the primary form of treatment. In the USA psychologists also prescribe medicine in some states. This practice may also change in the UK, with psychologists undertaking additional training to prescribe medication. Nevertheless, psychologists tend to provide treatments that do not require a prescription.
Our approaches to work with other mental health professionals when necessary; therefore, a case may initially be referred to one particular type of psychologist who may decide that it might require specialist intervention from a psychiatrist or other expert psychologist. In some cases, several different types of mental health professionals will work in multidisciplinary teams to resolve problems. Similarly, we accept referrals from psychiatrists, mental health social workers, mental health nurses and GPs.
Counselling and CBT Self Help Resources
We also strongly recommend that you access and use the online resources detailed on this page in addition to the services we provide.Nottingham Counselling, Therapists, Psychologists
Anxiety-Related ConditionsCentre for Clinical Interventions - What? Me Worry?
Information designed to provide you with information about chronic worrying and generalised anxiety disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your worry and anxiety.
DepressionBlack Dog Institute
Specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorderBluePages
Information about depression and its treatment.Depression Alliance
Publications and information for people affected by depressionLiving life to the full
Free online resources and online CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for children to adults fo those experiencing anxiety and depressionMoodGYM
An online programme to treat depressionStudents Against Depression
Online resources designed for students with depression.Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World Free mindfulness meditations Kooth.com
Free online support for children and young people.Man Therapy
Online activities and advice on mental health and depression and anxiety for men.Rethink
Mental health resources for individuals affected by a wide range of mental health problems.Royal College of Psychiatrists 'Mental Health' information
Online information and resources on mental health produced by the Royal College of PsychiatristsSleep Council
Online information on sleep hygiene and managing sleep problems
Mental Health Professionals with Cultural Competence with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
Drink and DrugsAlcoholics Anonymous
Advice and information about support groups for people with drinking problems.Ask Frank
Help and advice for people with drug and substance abuse problems.
Self HarmSelf Injury Support
Online support for women and girls who self-harm.
Sexual Health and SexualityHealthy Gay Nottingham
Information to improve the health of gay and bisexual men in Nottingham.National AIDS Trust
Advice and information for people living with HIVNottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services
Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services, information and support for victims of sexual violence.The Gender Clinic
The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health, mental health support for individuals on a range of issues related to gender and gender identity.TransUnite
A local transgender support group finder.Relate
Online support and face to face and counselling for relationships, children and separation.Rape Crisis ─ provides basic information for survivors, friends and family
Counselling and support for people who have suffered from sexual violenceStonewall
Counselling and advice for LGBT communities. The issues covered include employment; discrimination; criminal law; parenting rights and asylum. The advice is available online and through their telephone helpline.Survivors UK
Survivors provide counselling, therapy and support for men who have suffered from rape and child sexual abuse.Terence Higgins Trust
The THT provides advice, counselling and information on sexual health and HIVWomen's Aid
Women's Aid provides counselling and support and online advice for women who have been victims of domestic violence or who are in an abusive relationship.Men's Advice Line - Respect Men's Advice
Respect Men's Advice Line provides counselling, training and advice to men who have been victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.
Gamblers Anonymous provides counselling, online support and face-to-face group therapy for individuals who have a gambling addiction.Gamcare
Gamcare provides 24-hour counselling and support for individuals who have gambling problems.
Cruse offers counselling, training and support for individuals who have suffered a bereavement.The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends offer online support, group counselling and telephone advice and support for bereaved parents who and families.
Eating ProblemsBEAT - Eating Disorders Association
Beat have online support, including one-to-one web-chats and chat rooms and a range of downloadable resources for individuals with eating disorders. They also provide training and support.
How Do I Find A Good Psychologist?
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