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Tranquil House Psychology Services Ltd is an independent psychological service established in 2001 to provide assessment/therapy for children and adults experiencing singular/ complex needs, ‘expert’ medical legal reports and to provide supervision/training for professionals.

Tranquil House has been awarded contracts with Birmingham City Council (Child Protection); Worcester County Council (Carers Unit); independent sector adult mental health services (Birmingham); CAMHS (HOB); HMPS (Worcestershire) as well as local educational establishments.

If you require any help, assistance or would like to talk to someone please do not hesitate to contact Leanne Ling.

There are currently 60+ consultants associated with Tranquil House Psychology Services Ltd, including Practitioner Psychologists (Clinical, Forensic, Neuro, Educational and Counselling); CBT therapists (BABCP); psychotherapists and counsellors (BACP).  All consultants have enhanced CRB checks prior to being offered ‘practising privileges’.

Appointments available in: Bromsgrove/South Birmingham and limited availability Birmingham City Centre. Initial appointments within 2 weeks from request.

Problems assessed and treated at Tranquil House include:

Phobias - Depression - Trauma/PTSD - Substance Misuse - Relationship difficulties - Anxiety/Stress - Anger - Childhood abuse - Obsessions/Compulsions - Psychosexual - Enduring Mental Health conditions eg bi-polar, psychosis - Developmental Disorders eg Autistic Spectrum, Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit - Psychosomatic Disorders eg irritable bowel, tension headaches - Physical Health and Rehabilitation eg pain management, chronic fatigue, stroke - Adjustment Disorders eg retirement, bereavement

There are various psychology models used at Tranquil House including:

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) - EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) - REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) - CAT (Cognitive-Analytical Therapy) - DBT (Dialectic Behaviour Therapy) - Mindfulness - TA (Transactional Analysis) - Systemic & Family Therapy - Existential - Humanist - Integrative Counselling - Counselling - Play Therapy

More information on different psychology models:

Contact Us

Enquiries to:

Telephone: 0121 445 4064

Fax: 0121 445 4384

Email: [email protected]

Tranquil House Psychology Services Ltd
258 Old Birmingham Road
B60 1NU

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: CBT is based on the belief that most unhealthy ways of thinking and behaving have been learned over a long period of time.  Using a set of structured techniques a CBT therapist aims to identify how you are thinking and how this can cause problematic feelings and behaviours.  You will then learn in therapy to change this way of thinking. This in turn will help you to react more realistically and will boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: DBT is a treatment designed specifically for individuals who have extensive histories of self-harm and other self-defeating behaviours, e.g. self-cutting, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and drug and alcohol misuse. Many clients who undergo DBT meet the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and may have associated difficulties such as depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or Complex Trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, or alcohol and drug problems.

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: REBT is a comprehensive approach to helping people change dysfunctional emotions and behaviours by showing them how to become aware of and modify the beliefs and attitudes that create these unwanted states. The change process is educational in nature, enabling the client to help themselves, even after formal therapy has ceased. This empowering aspect of REBT is one of its greatest strengths as a therapy relevant to the modern world. As well as client education, a range of techniques including reasoning, emotive, and behavioural strategies make up the therapist’s armoury.

Clinical Psychology: Clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being. They work with people with mental or physical health problems - which might include anxiety and depression, serious and enduring mental illness, adjustment to physical illness, neurological disorders, addictive behaviours and childhood behaviour disorders, personal and family relationships. They work with people throughout the life-span and with those with learning disabilities.

Play Therapy: Play therapy is a technique whereby the child's natural means of expression, namely play; is used as a therapeutic method to assist him/her in coping with emotional stress or trauma.  Many children need support in emotional literacy. Others have behaviour or mental health problems at some stage that prevents them from fulfilling their full potential. Children can be helped through the use of psychological based therapies such as play and creative arts.

Transactional Analysis: TA is a theoretical structure of personality which aids understanding of how people behave, think and feel. It is used in educational and organisational settings as well as psychotherapy applications and provides various diagrammatic representations to help individuals gain understanding of their own processes so enabling them to change. TA is used both as a brief therapy and in long term therapy and promotes an individual’s ability to develop awareness, intimacy, spontaneity and autonomy.

Family Therapists: Family therapists help family members find constructive ways to help each other. They work in ways that acknowledge the contexts of people's families and other relationships, sharing and respecting individuals' different perspectives, beliefs, views and stories, and exploring possible ways forward. Family Therapists thus not only support change with individuals but also in their relationships in the family and beyond, so children, young people, adults and/or those important to them are supported in continued recovery.

Existential Psychotherapy: Existential psychotherapy is based upon the principles of psychodynamic therapy, humanistic and existential psychology, the latter being a movement with roots in the existential philosophy . Existential psychotherapy is an exceedingly practical, concrete, positive and flexible approach; it is concerned with more deeply comprehending and alleviating as much as possible pervasive postmodern symptoms such as excessive anxiety, depression, guilt, anger; as well as promoting the meaningful, life-enhancing experiences of relationship, love, caring, commitment, courage, creativity and spirituality.

Humanistic Therapy: Humanistic therapy emerged in the 1950's, and although behavioural therapy and psychoanalytic methods were available, a humanistic approach offered individuals another alternative. This approach focuses on recognising human capabilities in areas such as creativity, personal growth and choice. The main goals of humanistic psychology are to find out how individuals perceive themselves here and now and to recognise growth, self-direction and responsibilities. This method is optimistic and attempts to help individuals recognise their strengths by offering a non-judgemental, understanding experience.

Neuropsychology: Neuropsychology is a branch of clinical psychology that studies how the brain and nervous system affect how we function on a daily basis.  Unlike the use of neuroimaging techniques such as MRI, CT scans and EEG where the focus is on nervous system structures, neuropsychology seeks to understand how the various components of the brain are able to do their jobs.  Clinical neuropsychology makes use of various assessment methods to ascertain function and dysfunction and applies this knowledge to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate individuals with suspected or demonstrated neurological or psychological problems.

Counselling Psychology: Counselling psychologists apply psychology to working collaboratively with people across a diverse range of human problems. These include helping people manage difficult life events such as bereavement, past and present relationships and working with mental health issues and disorders. Counselling psychologists accept subjective experience as valid for each person, explore underlying issues and use an active collaborative relationship to empower people to consider change. Counselling psychologists utilise a holistic stance, which involves examining the issues brought, within the wider context of what has given rise to them.

Psychotherapy and counselling: Psychotherapy and counselling aim to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour. This involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with someone trained to help you do it safely. Depending on the nature of your problem, therapy can be short or long term. Sessions can be provided for adults, adolescents and children on a one-to-one basis, or for couples, families and within groups whose members share similar problems.

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is often defined as "the state of being attentive to and aware of what is taking place in the present". Two critical elements of mindfulness are that: It is intentional (i.e. we are consciously doing it); and we are accepting, rather than judging, of what we notice. In other words, mindfulness is "openly experiencing what is there." It is about having as full as possible awareness of what is around us - what we can see, hear, touch and taste. And what is happening inside - our thoughts and feelings. Crucially it is about observing all this but not getting caught up in thinking and worrying about what we are observing. It then gives us more control of what we decide to give our attention to.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing: A wealth of research has been conducted EMDR demonstrating its benefits in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood sexual and/or physical abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, surgical trauma, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. Since its original development, EMDR is also increasingly used to help individuals with other issues and performance anxiety. EMDR has been found to be of benefit to children as well as adults.

Cognitive-Analytical Therapy: CAT focuses its attention on discovering how problems have evolved and how the procedures devised to cope with them may be ineffective. It is designed to enable clients to gain an understanding of how the difficulties they experience may be made worse by their habitual coping mechanisms. Problems are understood in the light of clients' personal histories and life experiences. The focus is on recognising how these coping procedures originated and how they can be adapted and improved. Then, mobilising the clients' own strengths and resources, plans are developed to bring about change. The work is active and shared. Diagrams and written outlines are worked out together to help recognise, challenge and revise old patterns that do not work well. Agreed insights are noted in documents, which become tools for use within, outside and beyond the duration of therapy. In this way, clients gain skills to help them manage their lives more successfully and to continue using after therapy ends.

Therapy Services
For assessment and treatment of simple and complex psychological problems of children, adults & older adults
Medico Legal Services
For expert psychological assessment of children and adults for Family, Criminal, Personal Injury & Negligence matters
Educational/Child and Family
To improve outcomes for children and young people in the achievement of personal, social and educational development
Training / Supervision
For bespoke in-house training, lecturing, conferencing, case supervision and for one-off specialist consultations

Examples of problems assessed and treated:
Chronic Fatigue
Substance Misuse
Pain Management
Examples of psychology models used:

Transactional Analysis
Systemic & Family Therapy
Play Therapy
Neuro Psychology

Tranquil House Psychology Services Ltd
258 Old Birmingham Road
B60 1NU
Tel: 0121 445 4064
Fax: 0121 445 4384
Email: [email protected]

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