Our warm, professional approach encompasses a belief that people can learn new ways of coping to achieve the most out of life. At Foundation Psychology we provide leading evidence-based treatment for a range of difficulties. Dr Ben Buchanan is a Clinical Psychologist who works with adults and adolescents. Dr Buchanan consults from Clock Medical Centre.

If you are experiencing problems with anxiety or depression, a relationship, parenting or a child’s behaviour, or difficulty coping with other challenges you can benefit from seeing a Clinical Psychologists. We can can help you make sense what is happening and provide counselling and support for you or your family.

Psychological therapy

You don’t have to be in crisis or have a mental health issue to benefit from psychological therapy. Psychological therapy offers opportunities to explore  all aspects of life experience, from personal development to difficult conditions like anxiety and depression, trauma, bereavement, illness and relationship issues. Psychological therapy can help you:

  • Improve your mood and reduce stress
  • Identify and change dysfunctional thought processes
  • Help you to identify and change old patterns of behaviour
  • Improve your ability to manage your emotions
  • Improve your awareness, communication & understanding of others’ intentions & behaviours
  • Increase your assertiveness skills
  • Improve your self-esteem
  • Help you to create and maintain personal boundaries
  • Create new meaning and open up possibilities in your life
  • Assist you in recovering from life-long problems
  • Improve your self-awareness and body-awareness

What to expect

Psychological therapy appointments go for about fifty minutes.

People can sometimes feel anxious at the first appointment but often find they are relaxed by the end. The first appointment is mainly about getting to know you and your concerns, gathering some background information, and understanding the reasons you’ve come to therapy and your goals.  This first appointment will also give you the opportunity to decide whether psychotherapy is right for you and for us to decide whether we can work together.

Psychological therapy generally has a beginning, a middle, and an end. In general therapy last for between 6 to 15 sessions, scheduled weekly or fortnightly, however each person’s needs are different. You might decide that shorter or longer treatment is appropriate for you and we discuss this during the 6th session.  After the initial meeting we will go over your goals and regularly check in to see how we are doing in meeting those goals, if they need to be adjusted, and if we are in fact nearing the end of your therapy. You don’t have to be concerned about therapy being an open ended and never ending process. Even during longer term treatment there is a focus and goals are worked towards with your preferences in mind.