Patients being treated for stress are invariably prescribed anti-depressants and a short course of therapy.
Those who finish GP prescribed treatment or come to the end of psychiatric support are deemed fit for work. Yet they are often far from ready to resume any kind of vocation, much less to sustain it.
This presents a ‘cliff-edge’ at a vulnerable point, which can cause relapse or worse. In fact, the largest drain on NHS mental health provision is caused by relapse.
Initiatives exist to help achieve the NHS's Five Year Forward View goal – such as 'Social Prescribing' whereby GPs can now refer patients direct to practitioners – to help one million people come off psychiatric registers, to get back into work.
Our view is that it isn't a therapist's job to get someone fit for work. Which is why we've taken a unique approach: combining vocational support with a cycling plan AND therapeutic offerings.
Together, such provision breaks the mould. It's vital to provide something different, as mental health issues escalate in society. We offer practical help, fully recognising the value of being able to talk through concerns in a confidential setting. Moreover, being able to choose with whom you share some of your innermost feelings.
Quite often, people don't get the choice of practitioner. At innercycle, they do.
Invariably, people don't get the choice of how long they may access services. With innercycle, they do.
Usually, people have limited access to free therapy sessions. Not at innercycle. No limit. No charge.
Frequently, people are forced into sessions, feeling pressured, whereby refusal results in unwanted consequences. Via innercycle, they self-refer.
And we operate a fully safeguarded and confidential approach. We are NOT involved in sessional work. Client privilege is sacrosanct.
All that we ask is for the practitioner and the client, independently of each other, to let us know when a session has taken place. We record the occurrence, not the content. This way, we can settle the bill direct while undertaking appropriate due diligence to verify session activity, for governance purposes.
If you feel that there could be benefit in accessing therapeutic support and would like more details, please get in touch via our Contact Us Page