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We believe that negative thoughts and thinking can underpin the experience of stress, anxiety, anger and low mood. We also believe that “I cant … “ is one of the most limiting and even damaging of thoughts that people can hold accidentally, e.g. "I cant be happy", or “I cant stop feeling anxious / angry / down" or "I cant stop worrying / smoking / shopping".
In response, we have drawn upon the best available evidence from psychology, gerontology and CBT to set up The I Can Centre™ where those with health, educational, developmental or OCD-type thoughts around “I cant..” can be empowered and supported towards change.
We got underway as a social development centre in the summer of 2015 offering 1-1 CBT supports, plus community courses (such as "Stress Busters"). We hoped these supports would help people make progress towards improved health, well-being and development or functioning. Findings from pre- and post-intervention survey data, alongside client feedback and testimonials, indicate that we are making progress towards these goals, and towards a better and kinder society.
The person responsible for all our activities is psychologist, author and therapist Dr Ann O'Hanlon, BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, PG Dipl CBT
We offer a range of psychology, counselling & CBT interventions (incl fun and informal community courses) to men, women and teens of all ages and cultures.
We provide confidential, top quality support and training for businesses and organisations. These include stress management training, coaching, and R&D.
We support a network for mental health clinicians and professionals incl CBTers, counsellors, psychologists, GPs, and others. Supervision and CPD also available.
"The I Can Centre" is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all clients, staff, and students who enquire or access our services. Within this context, we follow strict ethical guidelines by BPS and BABCP such that all those accessing our services will be treated with respect, dignity, curtesy and compassion -regardless of background or context incl age, gender, religion or culture.
Specifically, we value all individuals, their diversity, unique identity and backgrounds. As such, our commitment to equality and diversity includes (but is not exclusive to) religious belief; political opinion; community background; ethnic and national origin; sex and/or sexual orientation; disability and/or age.
We believe that all clients and staff have the right to a supportive and respectful environment which is free from discrimination of any kind. This means that your welfare is our primary concern, and as such, you can expect to be treated with respect, curtesy and dignity at all times. In the unlikely event any form of discrimination or disrespect occurs, you can expect us to deal with this promptly and seriously. This can mean getting all the relevant information, speaking to the person(s) involved, getting outside advise as appropriate, and amending and updating our policies and practices.
We expect you to support our commitment to equality and diversity when enquiring about or attending our services (or in the case of staff, when representing our organisation). We expect you to treat staff and peers with dignity, respect and curtesy. If you are not happy about something, please air problems or concerns as soon as possible - we really appreciate any and all feedback. In the unlikely event you experience any form of discrimination from another, we would ask you to make it clear, if possible, that you find such behaviour unacceptable. Please alert a staff member who may ask you to complete a form, so that we as an organisation can deal with this complaint seriously, promptly, and confidentially.
The I Can Centre™ will make every effort to promote equality and diversity, and ensure that discrimination of any kind does not occur. Such steps include:
An information brochure about "The I Can Centre"