Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a form of Psychotherapy which was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for a number of different issues.

It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behaviour. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy cannot erase problems but can help you deal with them in a more positive way.

It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected and that negative thoughts can trap you in a vicious cycle.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy helps crack this cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and facilitating how to change these negative patterns to improve emotions and behaviour.

Unlike some other talking therapies, Cognitive Behaviour therapies deals with current problems rather than focusing on issues from the past. It looks for practical ways to improve an individual’s state of mind on a daily basis.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is approved by National Institution of Care Excellence as an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions including ;

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Eating Disorders

The eventual aim of therapy is to help individuals apply the skills learnt during therapy to daily life. This should help manage problems and stop them having a negative impact on their life even after therapy stops.

I offer both short term 6-12 session and longer term therapy usually once a week.

We will review our work together mid-term so that you can decide whether you want to have additional sessions.

At the outset we will establish a clear working contract so that both parties are clear as to what is expected and entailed.

My charge for each counselling session is £60

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