What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured talking treatment directed toward solving current problems. Pioneered by Dr. Aaron Beck in the 1960s and now a widely used effective treatment. It is recommended by National Institute for Clinical Excellent (NICE) guidelines for a wide range of psychological disorders including:
It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and at times can trap you in a vicious cycle. People often feel overwhelmed by their distress but as a specialised therapist I can help you to improve the way you feel by teaching you new CBT skills and techniques to change patterns in your thinking and behaviour.
Although CBT is present-oriented it is helpful to identify experiences from your past that are relevant to current difficulties. This helps us to better understand the 'whole picture' and highlights how together we can bring about change to break the vicious cycle and improve your state of mind.
As an essential part of your CBT treatment you will be required to engage in between session tasks aimed at promoting independence in utilising skills and techniques learnt in therapy sessions.
Throughout the 18+ years I've worked within mental health I've seen a lot but never stop learning.
BSc (hons) in Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in children and adults
Currently studying EMDR