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Psychological Therapies

Psychological Therapies

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Clinical Psychology in Later Life

There are times when everyone feels stressed or unhappy. Generally these bad times pass but sometimes we have problems that do not go away and things get harder and harder. Talking about your problems can really help.

Clinical Psychologists aim to help people understand and cope with problems they may be experiencing more effectively. They aim to help people understand the way they think, act and feel in order for people to make changes which reduce difficulties and lead to a better quality of life.

Clinical Psychologists use a variety of therapeutic models and techniques to meet your individual needs. These may including cognitive-behavioural techniques and systemic approaches. You may have heard these described as “talking therapies”. We do not prescribe medication. Clinical Psychologists work with people of all ages, either individually or as part of a family or couple unit.

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Areas of expertise

We’re able to provide psychological assessment and psychological therapies for a range of difficulties, such as:

  • Anxiety and stress (including generalised anxiety, panic attacks, fears and phobias)
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Depression or low mood
  • Adjusting to difficult life events (e.g retirement, relationships ending)
  • Loss/Bereavement
  • Coping with physical health problems
  • Adjusting to a diagnosis of dementia
  • Managing a caring role and the behavioural difficulties that can be associated with dementia
  • Relationship difficulties (be they in the family or with carers)
  • Living with chronic health problems (e.g. COPD, Chronic pain)
  • Neuropsychological assessment for memory concerns

What happens next?

If you are interested in meeting with a Clinical Psychologist we will arrange an initial psychological assessment appointment. This will enable us to discuss your difficulties and what type of psychological intervention might be most helpful to you at this time or whether some other support might be more beneficial. You are welcome to invite whoever you choose to this appointment. We often find that family and friends have valuable ideas to add to our discussions.

There is no pressure for you to arrange anything more than this to begin with. The Clinical Psychologist will spend time with you at the end to discuss how you found the meeting, what goals you have and whether you would like to arrange further sessions. This is a collaborative approach so we will work together to come up with ideas which might be helpful to you rather than telling you what to do. We offer a personalised and flexible service and tailor the psychological approach we use to best meet your needs. We also maintain the strictest standards of confidentiality.

Psychological Therapies

We offer a range of therapies including the following:

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on your current difficulties and looks for practical ways to help you overcome your problems on a daily basis. It aims to help you identify and break unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

Systemic family work

We live our lives in all kinds of groups, systems and relationships. We can meet with individuals, couples, families or other groups to help you find what works for you and those around you. We look at existing strengths and resources within the system and how these can be developed further. Sometimes there are a variety of different ideas within the family on what the problem is and how to manage it. It can be helpful to work together on changes that might be useful. We do not take sides but try to offer support and guidance to help create real change that can benefit everyone in the system.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

Cognitive stimulation therapy is a brief group treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia. It is the only non-drug intervention to be recommended for cognitive symptoms and maintenance of function. CST generally involves 14 or more sessions of themed activities. The group sessions aim to actively stimulate and engage people with dementia, providing a great learning environment as well as the social benefits of a group.

Meet some of our specialists

Dr Katy Lee

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Psychology

Let us help you find the right therapy for you.

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Expert

We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

Fast

We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

Flexible

We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

Comprehensive

We are committed to
giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

How we can help.

Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

Clear and simple pricing.


First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £270.

Further appointments at £180 up to 60 minutes, £90 up to 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £70.

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  • I used Red & Yellow Care for the first time to make an assessment for my mother. Found the service very easy to use, customer friendly and helpful.

    Emily – daughter and carer
  • Red & Yellow’s open discussions and the advice given to me and my wife were professional, friendly, patient, clear and supportive without didacticism or jargon. At all times I felt that I was part of a team, even if I was a little slow.

    Robert – person with dementia
  • Your team have been amazing. I’m happy again; laughing, walking, talking, playing the piano, and have no worry.

    Harry – person with mild cognitive impairment

    Speech & Language Therapy

    Speech & Language Therapy

    with Red & Yellow Care

    Speech & Language Therapy in later life.

    Speech and Language Therapy provides treatment and support for anyone who has difficulties with communication, their cognitive (thinking) skills and/or swallowing.

    A Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) will assess a person’s eating and drinking skills to ensure they are tolerating their oral intake without coughing, choking or aspirating (when food or fluids ‘go down the wrong way’). A SALT may assist in preventing chest infections (aspiration pneumonia) and potential hospital admissions if they are able to provide the appropriate assessment, treatment and advice. In order to do this they may recommend safe-swallow strategies, a modified diet and/or fluids.

    A SALT can also use cognitive communication intervention to maximise strengths and address weaknesses related to underlying structures and functions that affect a person’s talking, understanding and executive function (such as memory, problem solving, planning skills or initiation). A SALT facilitates activity and participation by assisting the person to acquire new skills and strategies. Speech and Language Therapy can support a person to use effective compensatory behaviours, communication techniques, strategies or self-regulatory skills. It will also include the education of family and caregivers to help them support these interventions.

    We’re Red & Yellow Care, the
    health experts for later life.

    At Red & Yellow Care we specialise in diagnosis, treatment, care and advice for older adults. Our approach is unique – we build a complete picture of the individual – and we treat them like an individual. We guarantee fast and flexible appointments with the very best specialists.

    How we can help.

    Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

    We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

    Clear and simple pricing.


    First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £150.

    Further appointments at £100 up to 60 minutes, £50 up to 30 minutes.

    Home visit supplements starting from £35.

    Get started now

    Smarter, faster, easier and
    more thorough healthcare.

    Expert

    We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

    Fast

    We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

    Flexible

    We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

    Comprehensive

    We are committed to
    giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

    prev next
    • I used Red & Yellow Care for the first time to make an assessment for my mother. Found the service very easy to use, customer friendly and helpful.
      Emily – daughter and carer
    • When I spoke to you on the telephone when I was at my wits end, I felt that I was at last speaking to someone who understood, really understood my situation.
      Sandra – wife and carer
    • John was inspired by Dr Smith, it’s been a revelation. He’s not as scared about everything, not fearing the future as much and is feeling more positive
      Deborah – wife and carer
    • Through our recent experience we have learned quickly to appreciate the marked difference in the approach your company has from any other health service provider we’ve dealt with in the past.
      David – husband and carer

      Occupational Therapy

      Occupational Therapy

      with Red & Yellow Care

      Occupational therapy in later life.

      Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of treatments to maintain, recover or develop the daily living and work skills of people with a mental or physical illness. Occupational therapy is centered around you; it places a premium on the progress towards your goals and promoting your independence. OT interventions will  focus on adapting your environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill and educating the client/family in order to increase participation and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are most meaningful to you.

      Find out more about Occupational therapy

      What will the OT do?

      • adapt your environment
      • modify tasks to make them easier for you to achieve
      • help you participate in activities of daily living
      • facilitate your independence

      How does it work?

      An Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention Care Pathway is used by occupational therapists to assess your day-to-day functioning and provide a structured intervention to allow recovery and independence.

      Book an appointment with an OT

      Meet some of our specialists

      Lizzie Pope

      Occupational Therapist

      Occupational Therapist

      Nasreen Geloo

      Occupational Therapist

      Occupational Therapist

      Let us help you find the right specialist.

      Smarter, faster, easier and
      more thorough healthcare.

      Expert

      We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

      Fast

      We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

      Flexible

      We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

      Comprehensive

      We are committed to
      giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

      How we can help.

      Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

      We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

      Clear and simple pricing.


      First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £150.

      Further appointments at £100 up to 60 minutes, £50 up to 30 minutes.

      Home visit supplements starting from £35.

      Get started now
      prev next
      • I used Red & Yellow Care for the first time to make an assessment for my mother. Found the service very easy to use, customer friendly and helpful.
        Emily – daughter and carer
      • Red & Yellow’s open discussions and the advice given to me and my wife were professional, friendly, patient, clear and supportive without didacticism or jargon. At all times I felt that I was part of a team, even if I was a little slow.
        Robert – person with dementia
      • Your team have been amazing. I’m happy again; laughing, walking, talking, playing the piano, and have no worry.
        Harry – person with mild cognitive impairment