Providing Contemporary, Non-Diagnostic Mental Health Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Psychology Services in Wolverhampton & West Midlands.
Here at Lee Psychology we adopt the British Psychological Society’s view (the Power Threat Meaning Framework) that the distress you experience is caused by what has happened to you and how you have made sense of those experiences and not because there’s something wrong with your brain.
Using this view of mental health problems, all of our counselling and support approaches adopt a psychosocial perspective.
Paul and Joan are highly experienced and qualified and have been helping people in the West Midlands, Staffordshire & Shropshire to overcome mental health problems, beat phobias and change their lives since 2009.
In addition to providing private therapy and counselling to the general public, our clients also include the Black Country and Birmingham & Solihull NHS Integrated Care Boards as well as local businesses and SME’s.
Mental Health or Mental Illness?
Understanding emotional distress without the need for Psychiatric Classification
When is an illness NOT an illness?
The classification of human emotions and adverse experiences as being due to faulty biology is much more controversial than most people realise.
Whilst these bio-medical models of mental illness dominate the landscape of mental wellbeing, there is very little, if any, valid scientific evidence that supports them.
In 2019, for example, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations called for a movement away from this biological modelling in favour of one in which social determinants and personal experiences are recognised as being the principal causes of mental health problems.
Our approach in helping people overcome mental health problems adopts this non-biological perspective & also takes account of the fact that each of us makes sense of what happens to us in our own unique and subjective way.
Common Mental Health Problems
People can experience Mental Health Problems at anytime in their lives regardless of background, culture, gender or age.
The CORE Programme
The CORE programme is our flagship course for helping people to overcome mental health challenges & achieving life-goals without needing to label yourself as having an “mental illness”.
The CORE Programme – changing the way you experience your life & reality
Whilst the bio-medical model dominates the current mental health landscape, it is NOT the only way of explaining how emotional distress or problems arise.
In fact, many of us working in the field of applied psychology favour the psychosocial model which argues that it is the way that individuals make sense of what has happened to them during their lives that leads to their emotional experiences.
Building on the core concepts of personal responsibility, choice theory and reality therapy, the CORE Programme can help you to overcome life obstacles by embracing new perspectives on the experience of life.
The Science of Behaviour Change
Scientific research into the mechanisms of change have provided a predictable set of protocols for bringing about sustainable behaviour change through applied psychological processes.
A Scientific Approach to Changing Behaviours
If you want to make changes to your life, achieve the goals you set yourself or overcome mental health problems, then knowing the most effective way to go about it significantly increases your chances of success.
Lee Psychology have expert knowledge in helping people to achieve change using the scientifically proven Behaviour Change Framework alongside the delivery of our mental health counselling and therapy services.
In his research on New Year’s Resolutions, Dr. John Norcross showed that effective and long lasting change is dependent upon a number of critical steps and any failure to take account of those steps almost certainly leads to failure.
Counselling, Therapy & Support
Counselling is a “relational” process in which two (or more) people try to find adaptive ways of coping with psychological problems and emotional distress.
Mental Health at Work
Psychological Support Programmes for Organisations who place an emphasis on employee wellbeing.
Mental Health in the Workplace
There are many factors that contribute to mental health problems within the workplace including:
- A lack of control over how work is performed.
- Badly managed change.
- A lack of support.
- Unsustainable levels of demand.
Find out more about our mental health at work services here.
The workplace is a unique context in which people from different backgrounds, cultures and genders come together to perform work.
However, as with all complex social settings, problems can often occur because of different beliefs, power differentials and social understandings.
Applied Psychology is the use of psychological methods and the findings of scientific psychology to solve the practical problems associated with human behaviour and experience across a wide range of contextual settings.
Taking The First Steps
We offer FREE initial consultations to ALL prospective clients who have decided to take positive action.
FREE Initial Consultations
If you’d like to find out if we can help you then why not get in touch to arrange a free initial consulation with us.
This consultation lasts around 50 minutes and provides you with an opportunity to discuss your problems in a safe and confidential environment with no pressure to undertake any kind of therapy or counselling if you don’t wish to proceed.
Find out more about our FREE initial consultations here.