Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): 

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, accredited through the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have undergone further training and receive specialist supervision in delivering this type of therapy. I have completed a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and gained a distinction on this course. I regularly undertake additional training to strengthen and update my knowledge and skills in the field. 

What is CBT?

CBT is a short-term, present-oriented, structured type of talking therapy, which is based on the theory that the way we think impacts how we feel, our physical body and our behaviour, and that these areas all interact. CBT is goal oriented and collaborative, with client and therapist working together as a team to identify difficulties, maintaining factors and exits.

Why engage in CBT? 

There has been a great deal of research into Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which has resulted in this becoming the treatment of choice for many mental health problems. 

CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the treatment of depression and anxiety problems such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, health anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias. 

There is also evidence that CBT can help to treat insomnia (CBT-I) problematic eating patterns, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, difficulties managing anger, and problematic alcohol patterns.

Delivery of CBT: 

Each appointment usually lasts for 50 minutes. Longer appointments are sometimes indicated (e.g. when engaging in CBT for trauma). Sessions are structured, with a collaborative agenda set at the start of each session. We work together, in each session, to address the goals you have identified for therapy. As a team, we find ways of managing and overcoming the difficulties you have been experiencing. Toward the end of therapy, we can work together on summarising what you have learnt in your sessions with me. 

If you wish to seek psychological therapy for yourself, or for you and your partner, get in touch in absolute confidence by telephone: 07552 867010 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.