The Personality and Complex Trauma Team is also known as PACT for short.
At PACT, we offer psychologically informed interventions and ‘talking therapy’ for people who are currently living with complex ‘personality difficulties’.
We prefer to use the term ‘personality difficulties’ as it best describes the problems that people we work with experience and helps us to move away from medical labels, if you do not find them helpful to you. These problems often include:
- Distress and unhelpful emotions
- Difficulties in relationships
- Difficulties knowing who we are and where life is heading.
- Low self-esteem
We are a dedicated team of professionals from backgrounds including psychology, nursing, social work and occupational therapy who are trained in working with people with personality difficulties.
Our guiding principle is to work with you, so that together we can help you make positive changes.
We will have talked to the professionals who referred you, so already have some understanding of your problems. However, we would like to hear this from you so that we can gain a greater understanding of the difficulties you may have experienced in your life and how they impact on your life now. We will always treat you with kindness and compassion and as an equal partner in your care.
The early phase will take up to six sessions and at the end of these sessions we will share with you how we see your experiences, and will be able to recommend pathways for your treatment. Together we will formulate a tailor-made therapeutic plan for the next stages of your treatment. This might include a specific therapy, or psychologically-informed intervention, designed to give you greater control over emotions, enable you to have more fulfilling relationships, and help you find out more about who you are.
Your therapeutic plan might also include practical help. We will provide you with a range of options to access support in improving areas of your life that are important to you, or working out what is important to you.
What is most important to us is that you feel listened to and understood, so you are empowered to make decisions about your treatment.
We look forward to meeting you and working together.
Lincolnshire’s mental health helpline
Call 0800 001 4331 for free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
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Or email firstname.lastname@example.org (response received within 24hours)
Text SHOUT to 85258 – free to use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
It’s all in your hands, some short mindfulness exercises you may wish to try:
Breathing technique you can do anywhere, no fancy tools required.
- Breath in as you trace you finger up, and breath out as you trace your finger down.
- Repeat as many times as you need.
- Try practicing this while watching your favourite television programme.
Another mindful exercise:
Try to find:
- 5 things you can see
- 4 things you can hear
- 3 things you can smell
- 2 things you can taste
- 1 thing you can touch