Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Although I work integratively, using a variety of psychological models and tailoring the treatment to the requirements of the individual, one of my main models is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have specialist training in CBT and am accredited with the BABCP which is the gold standard of CBT training. CBT is a leading evidence based psychological therapy. This means that research has proven it to be an effective therapy that works in the long term. It is recommended for many disorders including depression, anxiety disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic attacks, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias, Health Anxiety and Social Anxiety) anger management, addictions and relationship difficulties. CBT is a form of therapy which aims to solve a variety of problems by working on our emotions, maladaptive thought patterns and behaviours. It looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act and feel. CBT aims to help us recognise and change our patterns of thinking and our behaviours in order to improve our mood and reduce difficult and distressing symptoms.