Cygnet St Teilo House

Goshen Street, Rhymney, Gwent, NP22 5NF

Cygnet St Teilo House is a 23-bed service specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for women in a safe and comfortable environment. Cygnet St Teilo House has been designed to provide an environment which promotes recovery for women with its focus on space, personal privacy and dignity.

Our state-of-the-art service has been designed with wellness in mind, providing a safe and comfortable environment that promotes efficient rehabilitation and recovery. We are dedicated to understand, stabilise and break the traumatic cycles of relapse that can impact an individual’s life.

The psychological and therapeutic approach at St Teilo House is personalised to meet individual need.

Specialised psychological treatment offered may draw upon the following modalities (when appropriate):

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mentalisation-based Treatment (MBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Additional specialised psychological treatment offered (when appropriate) may include:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Motivation Enhancement Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy (e.g. CBT repeated exposure therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis Hearing Voices Approach

Our care embraces a balanced approach to risk management and therapeutic optimism. Service users have access to a range of therapies and opportunities and care plans are individualised.

Access to the local community is an essential step along the pathway to independence. When the time is right we support community engagement for both leisure pursuits and for social training such as shopping and using public transport. External activities are tailored to individual needs and wishes but can include:

  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Yoga
  • Leisure based activities such as bowling and cinema
  • Volunteering at a local food bank

Service user profile

  • Women aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) or informal
  • Primary diagnosis of mental illness with:
    • Complex comorbidities
    • Substance, drug and alcohol abuse
    • Treatment resistance
    • Behaviours that challenge
  • Aiming for a return to community or community-based care
  • History of sexual abuse or domestic violence
  • Typical diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder or depression
  • May have secondary diagnoses of mild learning disability, autism spectrum disorder or personality disorder
  • May have a forensic history and/or be stepping down from secure services
  • May have a history of repeated acute admissions

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Variety of activity areas
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Enclosed garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • IT café

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