Psychotherapy Department (City & Hackney)
The Psychotherapy Department offers specialist psychotherapy treatments for adults over 18. This includes a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Individual and group psychodynamic psychotherapy (PDP), interpersonal therapy (IPT), couple therapy, and family therapy.
We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and it may take longer than usual to be connected to an operator.
If you wish to speak with a member of the team, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible
If you are currently in crisis and require immediate psychiatric help, please call the Crisis Team on 0208 432 8020
For any other queries or if you do not have access to email, please hold the line and we will answer your call as soon as is possible.
In line with the current social distancing guidance, we are not able to offer any face-to-face appointments. We are currently reviewing how we can restart and deliver treatments that have been paused due to the coronavirus outbreak using platforms for video conferencing and the telephone. We will be in contact with all of our existing service users in due course with any updates related to your ongoing treatment.
Thank you for your patience, we apologise for the inconvenience.
Psychotherapy Department, Vivienne Cohen House,
2 Crozier Terrace,
Talk to our Virtual Assistant
We have launched a new feature that will enable you to communicate with the team online through a virtual 'chat'. You will be able to change appointments, request reports and documents to do with your care and ask questions. You can still contact the team by phone in the usual way. This is just an additional option.
Three ELFT services will be piloting this Virtual Assistant.
To close the Chat, simply click on 'Close Chat'
Ways To Get Started
We have prepared these self-help presentations, with voice-overs, of the introductory sessions that we normally offer in groups as a first stage of treatment within the service. There are three different series of presentations and following your assessment the psychotherapist will have identified with you which one to complete from the list below. In order to avoid confusion, we recommend that you only access the presentations that you agreed during your assessment.
Psychotherapy Foundation Introduction (PFF)
We advise that you start with module 1 and work through them in order through to module 4. After completing module 1 there is a video to watch that we hope demonstrates how to take a curious attitude to your experiences and those of people you are interacting with in your life. The modules and video are listed below in order:
PFF Online Version - Module 1.WMV
PFF Online Version - Module 2.WMV
PFF Online Version - Module 3.WMV
PFF Online Version - Module 4.WMV
Introduction to Mentalisation Based Treatment (iMBT)
We advise that you start with module 1 and work through them in order through to module 6. After completing module 1 there is a video to watch that we hope demonstrates how to take a curious attitude to your experiences and those of people you are interacting with in your life. The modules and video are listed below in order:
iMBT Module 1 Mentalising.MP4
iMBT Module 2 Problems with Mentalising.MP4
iMBT Module 3 Emotions.MP4
iMBT Module 4 Tolerating Distress and Mentalising Emotions.MP4
iMBT Module 5 Attachment.MP4
iMBT Module 6 Understanding Personality Disorder.MP4
Understanding and Managing PTSD
This is for people who have been through traumatic experiences and have been identified as having Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The aim is to help you understand why you have developed PTSD and to be able to manage the symptoms.
We suggest that you:
Work through one section per week and complete the suggested tasks discussed at the end of each section
Think about your key areas of difficulty for discussion and treatment planning at your review
Understanding and Managing PTSD- powerpoint slides with audio.MP4
Relaxation Exercises for PTSD.MP4
You can be referred to the service via a mental health professional.
If you are experiencing psychological difficulties that are affecting your day-to-day life, your thinking processes, and responses, or your patterns of behaviour, speak to your GP in the first instance. They can direct you to the most appropriate service to help you.