Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that seeks to discover how your problem started and what keeps it going. It identifies cycles that people may have fallen in to; of unhelpful thinking that leads to negative feelings and actions, that in turn, reinforce the unhelpful thinking. It is a therapy with a significant amount of evidence to support its success and so is recommended in the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care excellence) guidelines to treat most mental health problems.
I am keen to help people improve their quality of life using the CBT model so that people are not troubled and restricted by anxiety or suffering from depression. With both an empathic nature and years of experience I believe I can enable people to understand their difficulties quickly and break negative patterns that might be holding them back.
I work collaboratively so we develop a shared understanding of the problem, challenge the negative thinking and change unhelpful behaviour together. It is an active, goal focused approach based on what can be done in the here and now; we will design exercises to complete between sessions to maximise the effectiveness of the therapy.