Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is an evidence-based talking therapy. It helps you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, how these aspects are connected, and whether certain patterns of thinking and/or behaviours maintain your difficulties. CBT uses variety of treatment techniques to teach you effective skills for the management of your problems.

Top 10 Key Factors about CBT

Change: your thoughts and actions
Homework: practice makes perfect
Action: don’t just talk, do!
Need: pinpoint the problem
Goals: move towards them
Evidence: shows CBT can work

View: events from another angle
I can do it: self-help approach
Experience: test out your beliefs
Write it down: to remember progress

CBT Efficacy and Appropriateness

CBT has been shown to be one of the most effective psychological treatments for a wide range of mental health problems in adults worldwide (Hofmann, 2012). It is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), who provide guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat health problems.

NICE recommends CBT in the treatment of the following common mental health conditions:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension.
  • Panic Disorder: characterized by unexpected and repeated panic attacks
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): characterized by recurrent, unwanted and intrusive thoughts and/or repetitive behaviors.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD): characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): characterized by anxiety symptoms developed in response to a terrifying event.
  • Depression: characterized by low mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration.
  • Sleep difficulties: such as difficulty falling or staying asleep.
  • Chronic fatigue: characterized by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn’t go away with rest and can’t be explained by an underlying medical condition.
  • Chronic pain: defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks.
  • Physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis

Practice Details

METHOD
• Online / Skype

I currently offer online appointments only. Research is showing that online CBT is just as effective as face to face treatment (Ruwaard et al., 2011). My clinical outcomes and recovery rates over the past years also confirm that finding.

SCHEDULE
• Saturday: 9am-4pm
• Sunday: 9am-3pm

Please note that due to my full caseload, I am sometimes unable to offer a timeslot within the week of your inquiry. Therefore, it is best to self-refer or contact me for an appointment as soon as possible and I will make every effort to respond with availability in a timely fashion.

SESSION DURATION
• Each sessions lasts 50 minutes.

TREATMENT DURATION
• I generally work with clients once a week for 8-12 sessions. The treatment frequency and/or length can be reviewed and adjusted if needed.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION 
• I work with another CBT therapist who monitors the quality of my client care on a regular basis in order to ensure you receive the best treatment approach for your personal development.  Anonymity and confidentiality are maintained during those clinical supervision sessions.

CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY
•  As a CBT therapist, I adhere to the BABCP‘s  and BACP‘s Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics, as well as to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (registration number 376943 can be checked here.) Therefore, it is of prime priority to treat your information as confidential and use it only for the purposes of psychological treatment. The obligation to maintain your confidentiality continues even after the therapeutic relationship has ended. However,  as every practising psychotherapist, I have Duty of Care and circumstances when confidentiality may be breached exist. These include situations  where there may be a risk of harm to yourself or others with whom you may be involved.  You will be provided with more information about the limitations of confidentiality at the start of treatment.

SESSION FEES
• Psychological Assessment (60 minutes) – £100
• Individual Psychotherapy Session (50 minutes) – £85

PAYMENT
• Payment in full via PayPal is due upon agreement on a timeslot.

CANCELLATION POLICY
• Please remember to cancel or reschedule an appointment 24 hours in advance; otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate for any missed session.

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