Clinical negligence therapy specialises in providing support to clients who have experienced clinical negligence. Clinical negligence, also known as medical negligence, is where a healthcare provider has caused an injury to a patient by low standard of care and/or medical error. Often the emotional issues resulting from this, are not managed, and lead to difficulty in coping with everyday life. Family, social relationships and finances may also be affected.

If patients are not supported through this transition, it can lead to further pain, fear, confusion, uncertainty and or emotional breakdown. At Insight clinical negligence therapy service (ICNTS), we work with individuals who need help and support to manage the emotional fall out of clinical negligence.

Clinical Negligence Therapy Process

Clients come to us at many different stages of their experience of clinical negligence. They may recognise they need support very soon after the incident. Sometimes, it may be many years after the occurrence of this severe disruption of your life, or whilst still dealing with the injury as well as the fight for justice/settlement. Pressing, life-changing questions can emerge, such as “who am I now, and what do I do?”

We talk about this in terms of a 4 tier process:

  1. The injury and neglect
  2. The fight for justice
  3. The vacuous questions of “Who am !? Where do i go from here?”
  4. The healing process (rebuilding your life after trauma event)

By establishing where you are within the process, we will work together, to create an individual therapeutic package (see therapy approach) that will enable you to explore feelings in a safe environment. This will enable you to transition from the pain of trauma to a more positive future; setting realistic short  term and long term goals.

It is important for clients to know that it may take some time to heal – emotional issues from the trauma of the situation, can sometimes cause past issues to re-emerge. We are in a safe space to deal with this, and together, will work to process issues as they arise. The may include:

  • Trauma related issues
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of self-identity
  • Not knowing where to go from here/ confusion/ denial
  • Depression / low moods
  • Withdrawal / isolation / feeling alone
  • Communication issues
  • Transitional difficulties
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Loss / bereavement / grief
  • Feelings of low self-worth / lack of confidence
  • Nightmares / flashbacks
  • Cognition dysfunction claustrophobia / agoraphobia
  • Sleeping problems / lethargy / low energy / hyper-activity
  • Abandonment / rejection
  • Transitional difficulties / life changes
  • Abuse issues

All of the above issues will interfere with your ability to function on a day to day basis. This is where you can take back control, and take positive steps towards  your emotional recovery.


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