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Psychological therapies for older people – why ageism is old hat

 

As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who’s worked with older people in the NHS for many years, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard the following questions at a first appointment: Was I sure I could see them for psychological therapy as there must be people younger who really needed help instead? Was I sure there were enough resources within the NHS for them to be helped? Did I really believe change was possible at their age?

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