Mental Health Services
The Welberry Mental Health Services are a luxury and bespoke individual mental health and psychology service provision, facilitated from one out of a collection of our beautiful villas (link here) that you can personally choose from.
The Welberry Mental Health Service offers a private service for individuals, who are financially comfortable, and who will appreciate anonymity and clinical excellence. The Welberry Portfolio is operated by highly proficient clinicians, chartered to a recognised professional body, who come with a proven track record.
The Welberry Mental Health Services provide each client with a psychologically informed and personalised treatment plan that is based on a thorough and individualised psychological assessment, and psychological formulation. We ensure that treatment is personalised and founded upon the principal and understanding that the surface level symptoms of mental health have a more complex and deeper psychological route, causation, and meaning, which need to be understood, and psychologically treated to achieve long-term mental wellbeing.
Welberry Mental Health Services ensures that our guests who enter treatment are cared for within a therapeutically informed environment, which is founded upon a loving psychological philosophy that is supportive, empathetic, relaxing, sophisticated, humanistic, evidence based and effective. The Welberry Portfolio’s guests are provided with two individual psychological therapy sessions each day (i.e. Monday to Friday, AM and PM each at 90-minute duration) that are delivered by a highly experienced and doctoral level psychologist. Prospective clients and their significant others can be rest assured knowing that Dr Gavin Jones will personally treat each patient with the support of a highly experienced and qualified team of healthcare professionals, and staff who will each adhere to the high standards of British excellence.
To speak to Dr Gavin Jones, or a member of the Welberry Mental Health Service please contact us direct through the contact page and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.
Mental Health Conditions that we Treat
It is estimated that 1 in 4 people during a course of a year will experience mental illness that requires professional attention. Mental illness affects us all either directly or indirectly, either through our own experiences or through the people that we know and meet in life. Mental illness comes in varying degrees of severity from transitory difficulties with sleep, anxiety, and depression, or to more chronic conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders.
The Welberry Mental Health Services routinely support and treat people who are experiencing mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, psychological trauma, schizophrenia spectrum disorders (meaning an unreality through the symptoms of psychosis; such as auditory, visual, or olfactory hallucinations, and delusions), personality disorders, and a dual diagnosis, which is a co-occurring issue of alcohol or substance dependency with mental illness.
Anxiety, worry, and stress are all a part of most people’s everyday lives and it can be explained as an inability to relax, the experience of worry, confusion, poorer concentration or fear, muscle tension, physical weakness, poor memory, sweaty hands, shortness of breath, palpitations, an upset stomach, and poor concentration.
When anxiety is persistent or overwhelming it begins to affect everyday life in terms of social or occupational functioning, including using increasingly unhelpful behaviours such as avoidance, prescription medication, or alcohol and substances. Meaning that an anxiety untreated can lead to the clinical diagnosis of a generalised anxiety disorder, a social anxiety disorder, health anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia, and other phobias (e.g. agoraphobia, autophobia and hemophobia).
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is signified by symptoms that include the inability to keep focus to a set task, having difficulties with planning, organising or scheduling, and the avoidance of things that may take a bit more of an effort. ADHD may also include problems with hyperactivity (fidgeting, excessive talking, restlessness) and impulsivity, which for example can mean a difficulty waiting one’s turn, having patience, interrupting others, or even a poor impulse control related to alcohol or drug consumptions.
Bipolar disorder is a condition that is characterised by quite severe and significant changes in emotions such as anger, sadness, irritability, and elation. A person with this condition experiences alternating highs and lows. The periods can be transient, brief or persistent and the cycles can last hours, days, weeks or even months. In more severe cases people can lose a sense of reality and experience delusions and hallucinations.
Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days it can affect people in different ways, causing a wide variety of symptoms. These symptoms range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things that used to be enjoyed, and even feeling very tearful. Physical symptoms are also endured, ones which can include feeling constantly tired, experiencing poor sleep, noticeable changes in appetite or sex drive, and various aches and pains. The symptoms of depression range from mild to severe, and at the mildest spectrum there is the feeling of being low in spirit, while severe depression can make you feel that life is no longer worth living.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD can develop when a person is exposed to an actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence (encompassing an emotional and sexual violence), and the person can suffer thereafter with the effects of these experiences, effects which are often similar to those symptoms that were experienced at the time of the trauma. The emotionally charged trauma memories associated with PTSD affect physical and mental health, relationships, work and daily activities. Some people with PTSD develop suicidal feelings, and a want to self-injure; and most will experience depression, anxiety, insomnia, nightmares, feelings of irritability, anger, disempowerment, low self-worth, disgust, guilt, numbness and fear, which can all culminate in the increased usage of alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription medications.
Schizophrenia is a severe long-term mental health condition, which causes a wide range of psychological, emotional and behavioural symptoms. During an episode of schizophrenia, a person’s understanding and interpretation of the outside and internal world is disrupted and there is a loss of reality, meaning that there is the development of hallucinations and delusions where people can see or hear things that are not there, hold irrational or unfounded beliefs, which causes people to act strangely. An episode of schizophrenia can last for several weeks, and it can be very frightening.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterised with a difficulty to fall asleep, waking too early or frequent awakenings during the night, and having trouble going back to sleep, and in the morning not feeling fully refreshed or revitalised for the day. Significantly, improving sleep is pivotal for mental health as there is substantial evidence to indicate that a disruptive or change in sleep pattern could be the precursor to mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD or even alcohol and substance use disorders.
An Intellectual or Learning Disability
An intellectual disability is characterized by below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. People with intellectual disabilities can and do learn new skills, but they tend to learn them more slowly. There are varying degrees of intellectual disability, from mild to severe. The learning disability often means that there can be a limitation in intellectual functioning. The disability influences adaptive behaviours, which are the skills necessary for day-to-day life, such as being able to communicate effectively, interactions with others, and taking care of oneself. People with an intellectual difficulty due to the nature of their conditions are more susceptible to mental distresses such as anxiety, excessive worry, depressive symptoms, obesity and related physical health conditions.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism is a spectrum condition and all autistic people share certain difficulties but being autistic will affect each person in different ways. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people and can be particularly sensitive to order, social interactions and even noise. Some autistic people also have intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, or other issues or conditions, meaning people will need different levels of support. Receiving the right sort of support for someone with autism can help that individual become more adaptive and allow them to learn to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life of their own choosing.
Personality disorders typically are diagnosed when an individual is a young adult and the disordered personality may begin to become more pronounced as someone becomes older. Most people with personality disorders lead pretty normal lives and often only seek treatment during times of increased stress or social demands. Most people are likely to relate to some symptoms of a personality disorder, but it is the severity and impact on life that causes the dysfunction. Personality Disorders include anti-social personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder and schizotypal personality disorder.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disorder of mood and behaviour. The condition most notably it affects how a person interacts with other people, and BPD is arguably the most commonly recognised personality disorder. In general, someone with BPD will differ significantly from an average person in terms of how he or she thinks, perceives, feels or relates to others. The symptoms of BPD can be grouped into four main areas of an emotional instability, disturbed patterns of thinking or perception, impulsive behaviour, and intense and unstable relationships with others.
An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make you ill. It can involve eating too much or too little, or it can be an obsession with weight and body image. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, which is when you try to keep your weight as low as possible by not eating enough food, exercising too much, or both. Bulimia nervosa is when someone experiences a loss of control around eating, such as consuming too much food in a very short amount of time (binging) and then deliberately purging such as being sick, or the use of laxatives, or restricting food intake and even undertaking excessive exercise to overcompensate for consumed calories.
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) are a mental health classification to describe what can often be debilitating physical conditions, which cannot be explained by medical professionals because there is a lack of observable pathology or disease. It is believed that 30% of people who seek treatment from their local GP are experiencing an illness that can be classifiable as MUS. The more well-known conditions that can be categorised under the umbrella term MUS are irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome, and even chronic pain and its severity can be classified as unexplained.
If you are wanting treatment for mental health and your symptoms are not mentioned above, or you would like more information about mental health, please contact us directly through the contact page or by emailing info@Welberry.com.
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