Our team consists of a range of clinicians with various professional backgrounds including:
We also have Reception and Secretarial staff, whom greatly support the administration needs of the service and clinics.
Each clinical member of the team will have a Job Title that may be different from their professional background, which then further defines their roles within the team. This is really because they do more than just one thing or job at Meridian House.
The person that you first meet at your assessment will be your Keyworker and main point of contact. It may be that the Keyworker provides much of your support when you visit Meridian House or your Keyworker and yourself feel that another team member, particular approach or therapy would be more helpful. If this is the case, your Keyworker will refer you to the relevant clinician or clinic in discussion with yourself.
With your permission, your Keyworker may also be able to talk with others around you, e.g. family members, school/college staff, support workers etc, to advise them on how they may best be able to support you and your needs.
There are a range of therapies and type of supports that may be offered to you, depending on your needs. On an individual basis, we offer different talking or counselling therapies or if it is felt that this is not right for you, it may be a more creative or practical therapy, such as Art or Occupational Therapy may be more suited.
Sometimes we also offer group therapies, whereby you may be with a small group of peers around your own age. These groups may take place at Meridian House, an educational setting such as school, or out and about in the community.
We also offer work with others around you, such as your family or carers. We have specially trained Family Therapists who work really well with all of you together and the focus is usually on all whom attend these sessions, not just yourself. We also offer a special type of therapy for individuals whom have been through a particularly traumatic experience and are having difficulties moving forward from this, often re-living some of the trauma or fears in their mind and body.