I would like to greet any newcomers to our site, and hope that you are able to find the information that you are looking for. If you can't, please get in touch - we appreciate any feedback, and will be happy to answer any questions. I would like to greet any newcomers to our site, and hope that you are able to find the information that you are looking for. If you can't, please get in touch - we appreciate any feedback, and will be happy to answer any questions.
Hi everyone - with reductions being announced on restrictions from Covid-19 on April 12th, we are now able to begin seeing clients face to face at the new clinic base in Malpas, Cheshire. For many clients, the flexibility to maintain appointments on-line (digital) sessions remains.
The new clinical base is larger, has more free parking facilities, a waiting area and a therapeutic garden for clients / carers to spend time following sessions if they need time to calm. In good weather it is possible to move sessions outdoors, where the space is private and includes garden features to promote relaxation. We very much hope that clients visiting the new base enjoy and make full use of the facilities here!
While there is less opportunity for public transport near to the new base, the Number 41 bus from Cheshire arrives in Malpas and there is a train station in nearby Whitchurch.
Hi everyone - Following Government advice on social distancing, we are in contact with all clients and maintaining appopintments where possible with phone or on-line (digital) sessions . Our therapists are monitored for their health, and should any start experiencing any symptoms of Coronovirus, we can postpone (or offer phone/digital if they are well enough to do that!).
Some sessions may get missed or forgotten by clients and we are ok with that in these times. The main thing is for everyone we see to remain well, and to mantain consistency in therapy where this is important.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about services during this very strange and concerning time. Keep in touch with advice from relaible sources regarding going out or staying at home, and do not take unnecessary risks, especially if you are considered to be in a vulnerable group.
We at Cheshire Psychology are really pleased to have another expansion to our services.
Dr Zoe Ball, a clinical psychologist, is joining us and offering sessions in Warrington from February 2020. Zoe has been known to use for many years, 'growing up' in the field of clinical psychology with Mike when they both worked together in Learning Disabilities in 2001. It is a real pleasure to welcome her into our service, as she offers a great deal of expertise and knowledge, alongside wonderful clinical skills.
Zoe is currently also a trainee in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). This is a technique used mainly in trauma, but it also has many other applications. We will be offering sessions for people looking to use EMDR to help process difficult and 'stuck' trauma memories.
If you want to know more information about this, please get in touch.
Cheshire Psychology has undergone two significant changes in the last month, both of which we hope to benefit the operation of the clniic. The first is that we now have more opening times available for appointments. The main clinic in Duddon, near Tarporley, now has sessions available between Monday and Friday, meaning we are open every day. Appointments can be booked between 9:30am and 6pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:30am and 4:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9:30am to 1:30pm on Fridays. In addition, the Hale Clinic is open 1pm to 6pm on Thursdays.
The other news is that we have now registered as a limited company, and are trading under the name Cheshire Psychology Ltd. This is a result of the expansion of Cheshire Psychology and the setting up of directorships to enable the company can be run properly in the event of an absence.
The news this month is that we are expanding services to include sessions for children and adolescents. This will offered in the Greater Manchester area from a clinic in Hale. Appointments can be made through Cheshire Psychology to see Dr Sarah Parry, a clinical psychologist who has worked with Mike for many years (see 'About Us' for more information).
Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist, researcher and Senior Clinical Lecturer with a specialism in children and young people's mental health. Sarah has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) with young people and parents, later specialising in looked-after children's services, supporting young people who experience voices and visions that others cannot hear or see, and the wellbeing of health and social care practitioners. Sarah works integratively with a range of therapeutic approaches to collaboratively find a 'good fit' for each individual. We are very much looking forward to working together!
The really big news this month is that Cheshire Psychology have opened a specialist clinic dedicated to dissociative disorders, such as Dissociative Identity Disorder. This service is called The Complex Trauma and Dissociation Clinic, or CTAD for short. A link to this new service can be found at www.ctadclinic.co.uk and we very much hope you will visit and look at the site, which is currently being finalised. Watch for updates!
2018 started in a very busy way, with training being provided on Trauma and Dissociation to NHS Trusts in Birmingham and Derby, and as part of the ESTD Foundation Course, to a group in Manchester. A training day on Developmental Trauma was also provided to the Sue Lambert Trust in Norwich. Feedback has been excellent! There is more to come, so watch the website for updates!
Here are some of the published articles from Mike that may be of use to visitors on the site looking for information, or in negotiations with health care service providers.
This article demonstrates how treatment for dissociative identity disorder in NHS service actually reduces the use of service and associated costs by comparing before and after therapy.
Lloyd, M. (2016) Reducing the cost of dissociative identity disorder: Measuring the effectiveness of specialized treatment by frequency of contacts with mental health services, Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 17 (3), pp 362-70
Sarah Parry, from Manchester University, and I published this article, also in the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. We looked at the experiences of people with dissociation on hospital wards.
Parry, S. L., Lloyd, M. & Simpson, J. (2017) Experiences of therapeutic relationships on hospital wards, dissociation, and making connections, Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 18:4, 544-558