What are CBT and Counselling?

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a brief goal focused talking therapy that helps clients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviours. CBT is generally focused on helping clients understand what maintains specific difficulties. During the course of treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought and behaviour patterns which can help alleviate emotional and physical distress. For further information visit the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) for further information at http://www.babcp.com/Public/What-is-CBT.aspx.

I also offer general brief Counselling for addiction and experiences of loss. Counselling involves helping a client to see things more clearly, possibly from a different view-point. This can enable the client to focus on feelings, experiences or behaviour, with a goal to facilitating positive change. This is based upon a relationship of trust.  Confidentiality is paramount to successful counselling.  I work according to a policy on confidentiality, however, I am required by law to disclose information on a need to know basis if I believe that there is a risk to life. Find more at: http://www.skillsyouneed.com/general/counselling.html#ixzz4SXw1cHL2.

Services I provide for adults:

  • Individual CBT
  • Individual counselling
  • Individual addiction counselling
  • CBT Group Therapy (on request)
  • Professional CBT supervision

I can offer support with a wide range of life challenges and mental health difficulties, including:

  • Depression
  • Generalised anxiety (uncontrollable disproportionate worry)
  • Panic attacks and agoraphobia
  • Health anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder and negative body image
  • Low self esteem and low self confidence
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Work stress and procrastination
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management and morbid jealousy
  • Overcoming addiction

If you would like support I am willing to talk with you to discuss what help I may be able to provide you with.