Sometimes life is like the turmoil of a fast flowing river. We help our clients choose a position on the riverbank where they can begin to imagine new possibilities.

Still standing with you on the riverbank

Life is currently full of turmoil for us all as we adjust to the COVID 19 pandemic. Every one of us has a story to tell of loss or upheaval, and many of us feel worried for what is to come.

But there are also many stories of hope and compassion.  In our conversations with people we are hearing so many reminders of all the resources and skills that we have at our disposal when we go through hard times.

Here at Riverbank Psychology, we are still available for therapeutic conversations online through video or telephone sessions to support you through these times.  We aim to accompany people through these times and support them by amplifying the goals, values and principles that are behind their responses to the current situation. Staying connected is difficult but the restrictions we are now facing emphasise how important our relationships are to us and help us to value what is most important.

There is strong evidence that psychological therapy can be effectively delivered online. Research suggests that online therapy is as effective in reducing distress and can result in client satisfaction with both the therapy and the quality of their relationship with the therapist that is similar to levels of satisfaction with face-to-face therapy.

What are we doing at Riverbank Psychology to help people respond to COVID 19? 
  • We recognise that people may be unsure about whether online therapy is for them. We are therefore offering a free 15-minute online consultation for people to meet with us and try it out for themselves. If you would like to arrange an appointment please do contact us.
  • We know about the importance of community and there is evidence that once we share stories in a way that make us feel connected and empowered our body re-energises and we can continue with the task of supporting others so we are offering a FREE online support group for helping professionals. Please do contact us in the meantime if you are interested in taking part

Riverbank Psychology offers a clinical psychology service aimed at improving the mental health, well-being and resilience of individuals, families, groups and organisations . . . enabling people to find a place on the ‘riverbank’ of their lives.

Responding to problems from a ‘riverbank position’ means finding a sense of hope and safety from which to respond to life’s troubles, trauma or hardship. It’s about building stories of who we are, who we want to be and where we have come from that emphasise personal agency and acknowledge the strength within ourselves, our relationships, families, school or workplace and local communities.

Applying psychological models and therapies in collaboration with people’s own ‘insider’ knowledge and expertise, we seek to assist them to galvanise their skills and experience to move their lives forward in preferred directions.

Our vision is to offer a highly respectful psychology service which ‘co-facilitates’ change in partnership with the people consulting us.

Our services

  • Psychological Therapy
  • Child and Family Psychology 
  • Narrative Group Work
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Training and supervision 

Standing together on the riverbank 

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