CBT

What is CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy but it differs from other types of counselling.  CBT is based on the idea that your thoughts, emotions, physical feeling and actions are linked, and sometimes create vicious cycles that we become trapped in.  Once we have identified these vicious cycles I will guide you in finding ways to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

CBT

CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. Unlike some other talking therapies, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past, although we may need to explore the past a little. CBT seeks to find practical ways to improve your state of mind and maintain it day to day.  CBT is an evidence based psychological treatment recommended by NICE.


What I treat

  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues
  • Abusive relationships
  • OCD
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self esteem
  • Phobias
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Work stress
  • Suicidal thoughts

 


How I work

I offer both face to face and Skype therapy.  Each session will last for an hour, the first will be an assessment, where you tell me about yourself and your current situation.  During the assessment, we will discuss a treatment plan and roughly how many sessions you might need. Most problems can be treated effectively in 5-20 sessions.   My fee is £40 per hour long appointment. 

In the following sessions, we will work on your treatment and anissues that may have arisen in between.  CBT is very much a team effort between myself and my clients, we work together and fluidly to get the best outcome.  There will be some activities to do between sessions, this helps to consolidate what we have discussed and start to introduce positive changes in your everyday life.  It is taken at a steady and comfortable pace.  
To find out more please
contact me.