Therapies

Time to breathe. Time to talk.
Time to feel better.

When something’s not right, and feeling bad starts to impact your daily life, talking to someone is the answer. Therapy can help you understand why you feel the way you do and how to feel better.

A provider that does not discriminate

Being happy doesn’t have to feel hard. DRCS connects you with the people and therapies that help most, whatever your needs.

16 and under

When we are bullied. Or feeling sad, alone or confused. Asking for help can be scary. But we’re here to listen and help you find a path to feeling happy and back in control. Click here if you’re 16 or under to find out how we can help.

16 and over

If you’re over 16 and looking to talk about your mental health, click here. There’s no shame in admitting you’re not feeling 100%: we believe everyone has the right to feel happy and confident, and deserves to be listened to.

Professionals

If you’re a professional who’s feeling low and needs to talk, but worried about confidentiality, click here. We take trust and anonymity seriously We have your best interests at heart: let’s work out a personal solution, together.

Helping a loved one

It’s hard when you see a loved one suffering and don’t know where to turn. We can give you the skills and resources to be prepared and help your loved one feel better. Click here to find out how we can help you.

No more confusion

Looking for emotional help can be confusing and stressful. DRCS provides different therapies depending on your need. These are a few options, all cost-free. Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to start, we can help you decide a path right for you. Just click Get Help, give us a call or drop into a clinic.

CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) lets you work together with a therapist, looking at the way you think, feel and act, and how events and relationships can affect you (often these are from childhood or earlier in life). It combines lots of ideas from different therapies, but it’s mainly about understanding our own feelings and actions, and trusting your therapist to work with you in making positive change. It’s a therapy which is tailored to you. CAT is also time-limited to between 4 and 24 weeks, but typically 16.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) involves talking one-to-one with a therapist. It can help you to look at the way you think and act: and understand how these things affect your health and happiness. We teach new ways of coping with different problems such as depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety or OCD, helping you to make sense of what can feel overwhelming, and look at problems in a simple, rational way. An individual program of CBT usually involves 6-12 sessions which last up to 50 minutes per session.

CCBT (Computerised CBT) is simply CBT, but delivered by an interactive computer program. It leads you through the stages of understanding how we think and feel, and developing ways to cope, just as a therapist would. It’s a therapy that you can engage in at home.

IPT (Interpersonal Therapy) can help with the difficulties surrounding creating and maintaining relationships, something that is becoming more and more difficult in modern society. We’ll help you realise that building positive relationships can help you feel better in more ways than you might think. You can expect your therapist to be active: they will help you to monitor how your symptoms are affected by what is happening in your relationships with others and how your symptoms affect these.

Guided Self Help gives you the skills to take control and care for yourself. It’s an empowering and practical way to work through your difficulties, whatever they are. You’ll work through self-help materials with a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner either on the phone or in person, and learn how to take care of your mental health, stay happy in work or make the best use of prescribed medication. An individual program of support usually involves up to four 30 minute sessions.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) can give you relief if you’re suffering from trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, surgical trauma, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. It helps reduce the distress of different kinds of memories, whether it was what you saw, heard, felt or thought. It’s a non-invasive, natural, safe therapy. When you first meet with your therapist, they will spend some time getting to know your history: looking at the kind of distress or difficulties you are experiencing, if you have physical problems, if you are taking medication and what support you currently have in place.

Mindfulness therapy lets you take control of your mind, rather than letting it control you. It’s about breaking bad thought habits, accepting your feelings and situation, living in the moment and making positive decisions. It’s suitable for people with mild or moderate difficulties like low mood, anxiety and stress.

Sometimes simply talking openly and freely about your problems in a friendly, understanding and confidential environment can work wonders. Counselling can help you understand why you feel the way you do, and develop your own unique path to positive change. It can help you manage if you’re dealing with things like anxiety, depression or bereavement. It can also help you to explore issues like sexual identity and relationship difficulties. The number of sessions you may need can vary but usually it is about 8 sessions which last around 50 minutes per session.

Couples Counselling helps couples understand each other. It can help you explore how to express your feelings and improve communication, or manage conflicts and disagreements, in present or previous relationships.

ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) teaches you how to recognise negative or damaging thoughts for what they are: just thoughts. You’ll learn how to distance yourself from these thoughts, and focus on positive change through techniques such as mindfulness and acceptance.

Group Workshops can help you to understand your anxiety and stress, and work alongside others in a similar situation to learn ways to cope. They’re great for improving self-confidence and learning how to develop relationships. There’s no pressure to speak, but if you do want to, whatever you have to say would be warmly welcomed.

Be part of the solution

Reach out, educate, and make a change. We offer two kinds of highly effective workshop. One to support schools and one to support businesses. Click below to find out how we can help you fight the stigma attached to talking openly about mental health. And put a stop to people suffering in silence.

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I feel so thankful I found DRCS during a difficult time in my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist to guide me through this time.

Olivia (17), Derby

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