Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
I am a fully accredited member of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have worked in many different areas of Health Care over the last 13 years; however I currently work for the NHS delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within a Primary Care setting. I have extensive clinical experience treating a variety of commonly diagnosed psychological problems.
MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (2017)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (2014)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (2010)
As a dedicated CBT therapist I pride myself in providing clients’ with a supportive therapeutic space from which they can explore and overcome their difficulties. Throughout the sessions I aim to ensure the therapy offered is centred around the client’s needs. Emphasis is placed upon working together in order to devise a tailored treatment plan specific to your needs and desired outcome.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores your experience of a psychological problem, whilst enabling you to develop coping strategies in order to reduce the associated emotional distress.
Delivered as a talking therapy, CBT works on challenging the way you think (cognitions) and changing problematic behaviours in order to provide you with a sense of control over your emotional distress. CBT offers a supportive environment during which you will work collaboratively with the therapist to achieve your individual goals, and enhance your sense of emotional and mental wellbeing.
CBT has a scientific underpinning providing evidence to demonstrate the efficiency of its application towards alleviating symptoms of emotional distress.
What to expect.
Duration: Typically, CBT sessions will last 60 minutes, however in some cases an extended session may be required. This would be discussed and agreed in advance.
Initial Assessment: During this stage your understanding of your current difficulties will be explored, with attention paid to the onset, the development and the maintenance of the problem. If CBT is deemed appropriate we will discuss the number and frequency of sessions.
Treatment: We will be explore your desired treatment goals, in order to help identify the specific techniques that will be used throughout your individualised treatment plan. During each treatment session you will learn specific strategies and techniques that target your symptoms.
Relapse prevention: Relapse prevention is a way of preventing or minimising the impact of a setback. When you feel you have made significant improvements, a ‘maintaining progress plan’ will be discussed in order to enhance your ability to maintain progress independently in the future.
Please feel free to get in contact with me as I am happy to answer any questions to help you decide whether CBT will be beneficial for you.
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