Established in 1997, Focus are a leading provider of IAPT services, talking therapies, employee wellbeing services and training across the Yorkshire & Humber region. Over this time, we have developed a great understanding of how to meet the needs of different individuals. By listening to clients’ experiences, we construct a tailored support package with them, and in partnership with CHCP we aim to help all clients achieve their goals.
Our reputation for quality is built on the clinical expertise we offer. All of our therapists are qualified to a minimum of degree or diploma level and have at least three years post qualification experience.
All our therapists are registered or accredited with an appropriate professional body which includes BACP, UKCP and BABCP. Each practitioner is insured and maintains an ongoing professional development programme.
What We Offer
Focus is constantly expanding its expertise base; this means that we can offer support for a wide range of issues, including:
• Anxiety and Depression
• Relationships and Sexuality
• Panic attacks and Phobias
• Bereavement and Loss
• Anger Management
• Bullying and Work Related Stress
• Health Issues and Disability
The following range of therapies are offered at Focus:
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
• Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Counselling for Depression (CfD)
• Couples Counselling for Depression (CCfD)
• Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
After assessment with the Let’s Talk service, if you want to discuss any aspect of your care or are interested to find out how Focus can help you, please contact us.
After your assessment with Let’s Talk, Focus will receive your referral, usually on the same day as your assessment. Once we receive your referral, our commitment is to contact you within 24 hours.
At the first point of contact, we will look to gain an understanding of what availability you have and how we can fit into your schedule. We like to have an idea of the days, times and locations that are most suitable for you. We will then look to match you with a therapist that is most suitable for you. We consider the information in your assessment, your preferred gender of therapist, and the areas of expertise that a particular therapist may have, in order to provide you the best possible care.
We commit to offering all clients their first appointment within 7 days of receiving your referral, dependent on your stipulations, including holidays, working hours and other events we may need to consider. You will then be given a choice of appointments to choose from, and your first session will be booked. Then, your therapeutic journey with us begins.
From this point on, your care and how you use the sessions will be discussed and tailored to your circumstances. Care periods can last anywhere from several weeks to a year. This time period is dependent upon how you and the therapist feel the work is progressing and we will keep you fully informed and included in these decisions. Sessions will last for 1 hour, this is different to a ‘clinical hour’, which in some instances can be only 45 minutes. This is a full 60 minutes for you to spend face-to-face with your therapist.
Focus values your feedback on the service you receive from us. At the end of your care, you will be asked to feedback any thoughts you may have about the service. We appreciate all feedback as it helps us improve the patient experience for future users.
The Focus Centre,
18 John Street
Kingston upon Hull
Appointments Monday to Saturday 8:15am - 6:15pm
The Kingston Centre,
3 Kingston Square,
Kingston upon Hull,
Appointments Monday to Friday 8:15am - 6:15pm
Kingston upon Hull,
Appointments Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Focus at 406
406 Southcoates Lane
Kingston upon Hull
Appointments Monday to Saturday 8:15am – 6.15pm
Tel: 01482 891564
Our telephone lines and emails are monitored from 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Saturday. Our lines are staffed by administrators trained in counselling skills. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us in confidence.