Psychotherapy

Lighthouse Psychotherapy

The Lighthouse Psychotherapy Team provides:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness for depression

Collectively the team boasts more than 70 years of clinical experience. Each of us are accredited by the British Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP) with our core profession being Registered Mental Health Nurses.

Boasting an impressive variety of experience we can offer psychological therapy for the following common psychological problems ; addictions, depression, health anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, panic and agoraphobia, generalised anxiety disorder, childhood trauma, eating disorders, phobias, occupational stress.

Furthermore, each member of our team has an area of special interest; eating disorders, young people and adolescent’s psychological health, mood disorders, survivors of domestic violence and survivors of child abuse.

To meet the diverse needs of clients we can see people in therapy rooms or can offer home visits – the areas covered are Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Wakefield.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a talking therapy that helps you to identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and understand how these can influence the way you feel. Understanding the links between your thoughts, behaviours and feelings will help you to make positive changes in your life.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR uses your body’s’ natural healing abilities. In sessions you will focus on traumatic memories and be asked to watch your therapist’s finger moving backwards and forwards across your visual field. The memory tends to lose its painful intensity and becomes simply a neutral memory of a past event. Other disturbing memories may heal at the same time. EMDR can rapidly reduce distress and lead to positive changes in your life.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness embraces techniques to help you relate to the pressures of everyday life and its stressors in a calmer more focussed manner. Using simple exercises to help you focus on the present moment, problems can be identified for what they are, and strategies to help manage them by dealing with them or living more comfortably with them.

Mindfulness can be useful as a stand-alone approach to problems, and is also very helpful when combined with other psychological therapies.


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