Mental Health

We believe in our clients.

The shared experience of community life is central to our recovery model. There is therefore a policy of respect for all members of the community, incorporating the recognition of individual differences, values and choices. Clients are encouraged to feel that Coghlan lodges is their home, and to respect the environment and those they share the space with.

At Coghlan Lodges we strongly believe in people and their ability to endeavour and prosper with the right support and being given a chance to be themselves. When clients come to us, we strongly believe in their autonomy and the right to make decisions and look beyond the labels.

Our psychological philosophy is that labels inhibit creativity and the intrinsic need to be an idiosyncratic individual. As part of our recovery model, every client has access to a full collaborative psychological assessment, formulation, goals setting and interventions designed to meet their needs.

Our psychology team consists of Accredited Cognitive Behavioural  Therapists and Therapy Assistants. We work collaboratively with clients to determine the suitable psychological interventions and the best way to deliver them whilst respecting the individual’s choices and capability.

We largely offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions but our team is also trained in other modalities such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and the Psychoanalytic model. During the placement, our clients will engage in 1:1, group disorder-specific therapies and open psychodynamic groups on a weekly basis.

Whilst we believe in psychopharmacological interventions, we are strong advocates for clients to take control of their symptoms and lives and this can only be achieved by equipping them with the skills through psychotherapy.

Eligibility Criteria

Referred individuals must be committed to working on their mental health difficulties in a therapeutic community environment. Potential service users will need to be supported in their referral by social services and/ or clinical professional. We can only consider referrals from people of working age.

Our Beliefs

We reject all labels and stereotypes associated the stigma of people with mental health needs. As national specialists in mental health we work holistically with each individuals to help them fulfil their potential  with on their journey to independence and recovery.We are innovative and dauntless in developing our service models to enable people with mental health needs to be included in mainstream society.

Coghlan Lodges is an Equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a policy of equality and diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation and religion belief. We ensure that at both employment and service delivery levels our Services meet the standards required by legislation, including the commission for Equality and Human Rights.

Our Aims

  • To enable clients to identify their needs and to support them in meeting those needs through the use of needs-based support plans.
  • To encourage the development of appropriate relationship with other people through the shared experience of living and working together.
  • To build upon independent living skills and provide an opportunity for clients to acquire other life skills.
  • To encourage clients to make choices for themselves and to be allowed the freedom and support in taking appropriate risks.
  • To facilitate the clients participation in the wider community, such as taking on education, training and voluntary work, as well as social activities.
  • To provide opportunities and create a forum for clients to explore their psychological and emotional difficulties and work through them with the support of other clients and staff.


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