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Rethinking the Delivery of IAPT Assessments

Vicki has written a piece on IAPT assessment delivery to be published on the BACP Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, here is the article for you to read Rethinking IAPT Delivery Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

Fear of Heights Case Study

Naomi has had a fear of heights for a long time, she tried to avoid certain situations and just thought it would go away, she even went sky diving ! Often a sense of panic would overwhelm her leaving her feeling quite terrified, whether it was being on a bridge or a high level in a hotel… read more

Recent article by our CEO Vicki Palmer published in the BACP Healthcare Journal

Here Vicki discusses the importance and opportunities created by measuring outcomes and collecting data as part of therapy. Click here to read more Article October 2018

Oasis-Talk featured in BACP Healthcare Journal

How are leaders of therapy businesses negotiating their way through challenging times? Vicki Palmer, CEO of Oasis-Talk and BACP Healthcare Executive member shares her experience of setting up and running our organisation. You can read the full article here.

Oasis-Talk to trial treating height phobia with Virtual Reality headsets

Height phobia or Acrophobia affects up to 5% of the general population, with women twice as likely to experience it as men.  Everyone is susceptible to a fear of heights, but when the fear causes a person to have panic attacks and consistently avoid situations that involve heights, their condition becomes a phobia. Individuals who suffer can… read more

Loneliness and Isolation in older people

Research by Age UK indicates that half of over 75-year olds live alone and half of those aged 65 years and over say that television and or pets are their main form of company, this equates to over 5 million people in the UK. Loneliness can be defined as an individual’s personal sense of lacking… read more

Men’s Mental Health

Recently CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) unveiled a series of 84 male sculptures on top of the ITV buildings in London. Each sculpture represents a real man who took his own life. Every single week in the UK, 84 men take their own lives and suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age… read more

Oasis-Talk achieves accreditation for quality in psychological therapies

We are delighted to have achieved APPTS accreditation for our psychological therapies from the Centre for Quality Improvement at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The accreditation programme identifies and acknowledges services that have high standards and can share best practice to improve future services. In order to achieve this, we had to demonstrate that our… read more

Oasis-Talk featured in latest BACP Counselling at Work Journal

Have you ever wondered what it takes to set up a therapy business, or how to lead such an organisation in uncertain times? In the latest edition of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Counselling at Work Journal, Oasis-Talk’s CEO and founder, Vicki Palmer, shines a light on leadership in uncertain times. Oasis-Talk… read more

NICE guidance agrees that counselling is effective for depression

The latest draft guidance published by NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) accepts that counselling is effective as a treatment for depression in adults, and that it should be included as part of a wider range of possible treatment options. CBT, however, continues to be the first-line treatment to be offered. BACP (British… read more