Dr Lynne Korte

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy London

Starting therapy can be a difficult decision and finding the right therapist is important. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy London in which we can discuss your difficulties and develop a plan together to help you move forward. We will look at your needs and whether you would prefer shorter or longer-term therapy. We will also think about whether you want to work from a more CBT or DBT based approach which focusses on the here and now and teaches you techniques and skills to manage difficult symptoms or whether you want to look more at your relationships and past and the impact they are having on your life by using a more psychodynamic approach. We will work together to decide on the most suitable treatment for you. Alongside my private practice I currently work within a community mental health and recovery service in the NHS providing psychotherapy to individuals and families presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties.

About Me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist providing individual and couples counselling and psychotherapy in both the City and South West London. I understand the strength it takes to start on a therapy journey and the how important it is to feel the therapy fits with who you are. I aim to provide a safe and open space that allows clients to feel they can express their thoughts around difficulties they may be having with the sessions. This allows us to meet the client’s needs and style of working, and promote change.

My Experience

I have a great deal of experience working with individuals, couples and families both in private practice and within the NHS. I have experience working in a trauma unit with individuals suffering from abuse and trauma. I have worked in a physical health environment with individuals suffering from long term illnesses or disability and I have worked in mental health inpatient and forensic units with individuals suffering with severe mental illness. I have experience working with a range of conditions.

My Approach

I am trained in several therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. My approach is integrative and person centred. Depending on the needs of the client, I use one or more of these models in order to provide a tailor-made treatment that will suit the individual. Alongside my private practice, I also currently work in an NHS mental health team for adults with severe mental illness.
My Cognitive Behavioural Therapy London practice aims to use the therapy as an effective treatment for several 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. Although I have been trained in several different therapeutic models and use these models as and when deemed appropriate, I have completed further specialist training in CBT and am accredited by the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn, our actions can affect how we think and feel. The therapist and client work together in noticing whether any thoughts or behaviours are unhelpful for the client, and thinking about whether these could be changed.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on the idea that some problems arise because of how you view life events, rather than because of the events themselves. CBT is a combination of:

  • cognitive therapy, which looks at how you think about situations, events and symptoms in your life.

  • behavioural therapy, which focuses on how you behave in response to those thoughts.

When you have Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you learn how to recognise negative or unhelpful thinking patterns and replace them with more positive or helpful ones.

There is a great deal of research evidence to show that CBT works effectively in treating a number of disorders including depression and anxiety disorders. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) who provides independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health.
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How CBT Works

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be offered in individual sessions with a therapist or as part of a group. The number of CBT sessions you need depends on the difficulty you need help with. Often this will be between 12 and 20 weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes each. CBT is mainly concerned with how you think and act now, instead of looking at and getting help with difficulties in your past.

You and your therapist will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions. Your therapist will not tell you what to do, instead they will help you decide what difficulties you want to work on in order to help you improve your situation. They will also be able to advise you on how to continue using CBT techniques in your daily life after your treatment ends.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in London is one of the most popular and successful therapies and is available in the City in a wide range of settings including the private sector, the NHS and voluntary services. It is usually provided face to face but can also be provided in written form such as in self-help books or in computer-based packages. This may be combined with flexible telephone or face-to-face appointments to check progress and help overcome any barriers to putting into practice what you have learned. 
CBT can treat a wide range of problems including:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Health Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-Natal Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Life Transition & Adjustment Issues
  • Psychosomatic Symptoms
  • Self Esteem & Self Development
  • Stress Management
  • Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma

Lynne’s Testimonials

“Lynne helped me at a point in my life when everything felt extremely dark and out of control. I completely trust her, and she was always the first person I wanted to talk to when I was in crisis. In our sessions I always felt safe and respected while being in such a vulnerable state. I always left our sessions feeling lighter with a deeper understanding of my thoughts and feelings. She allowed me to find and understand myself in my own way, while constantly supporting me through every route I chose to take. I so appreciate everything that she has done for me and continues to do for me. I highly recommended her to anyone seeking a kind, caring, proactive and genuine therapist to help with constant battles of a mental health illness.”

“I had counselling sessions with Lynne for over 2 years. We worked on unresolved issues from my childhood and I made great progress. Lynne is very accepting and kind and helps the client to find their own solutions that are best for them rather than telling you what you should do. This also teaches you responsibility for your choices. I felt like I could trust Lynne and I never felt like she judged me. This way I could discuss even the most painful and secret issues and it contributed to big changes I made in my life. I am a happier person now, who enjoys life. Thank you Lynne for all the efforts you put into helping me.”

“Lynne was a massive help when I was trying to understand where my self-belief conflicted with my personal achievements. Having used other therapists that mostly listen, I specifically looked for someone that would have a two way communication which challenged the way I was perceiving myself while actively using CBT as part of the process. Lynne provided exactly what I needed and set me on the path to building my self confidence.”
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