My specialist range of services Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & CBT Coaching for Stress, Trauma, OCD & Anxiety Issues
All of us experience complicated, distressing thoughts and feelings. These thoughts and feelings can be difficult to shift. Sometimes it can feel as if we are putting in a lot of effort but our wheels are just spinning in mud. We are stuck. CBT can help us get unstuck.
Whether it is an everyday issue or a clinical problem, CBT can help us resolve the issues and make us more resilient to the ups and downs of work and personal life.
What is CBT Therapy?
CBT is usually short-term, straight talking and ‘user-friendly’. It aims to find strategies to unpick self-defeating patterns of behaviour or thoughts that no longer serve us. CBT can help us function better in our lives now and in the future. It is recommended by the Department of Health and has the largest evidence base of any psychological therapy.
The aim is to give you long-term strategies to resolve problems so that you have these skills for life.
Many people tell me that they find it difficult to share their concerns with friends, family or colleagues as they don’t want to be perceived as struggling.
They may feel that others:
- Don’t understand their unique difficulties or
- Others just want to offer naive, unworkable or simplified ‘solutions’
CBT Therapy is different:
- In CBT we make a clear assessment of where we are going and focus on specific strategies to get you there.
- The work is evidence based and grounded in scientific understanding of human brains and behaviour.
- The focus is always on your life (work or personal) moving in the direction that you choose.
The difference between CBT and Counselling or Psychotherapy
Unlike some types of therapy, CBT involves a lot more than just ‘talking and nodding’. It is a very active therapy and involves trying out different strategies to optimise your mental health. And just to put your mind at rest – It definitely not about lying on a couch.
Good CBT is both supportive and growth orientated. More importantly it is also problem focused and offers practical strategies to manage life stresses and clinical issues in a more effective way. Its not just about talking about your problems without focusing on finding more useful strategies to go forward.
Although CBT recognises that past life experience can shape how we feel, think and behaviour, it is not a type of therapy that spends many hours or weeks dwelling on these events.
The aim is more to find workable management strategies and ways of dealing with difficulties that are happening in the here and now. It is far more about who we can be – the version of ourself that we want to be going forward and building the fulfilling lives that we want.
Experience makes a real difference
As well as being treated with respect, my clients can rely on the depth of my experience. My psychology services are always tailored to meet your requirements.
Strategies & Plans
Every clients situation is unique. That’s why I customise every one of my plans to fit your needs exactly. I take on only a small number of clients at anyone time. This way I can offer you the level of service that you require. Whether it’s a small strategy or a comprehensive effort, we’ll sit down together, understand the issues and prepare a customised plan. Your issues in safe hands.