Positive Change through Insight and Empowerment

When life brings its challenges, we can sometimes feel lost or overwhelmed, not knowing where to turn.  With the support and encouragement of a skilled and qualified therapist, those challenges can become easier to deal with and we can learn new ways of adapting to and coping with difficult situations.

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Low self-esteem

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Phobia

  • Obsessive/Compulsive thoughts

CBT Therapist in Barcelona

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a practical, evidence-based psychological therapy which is used to help people with a wide range of issues in their lives.  CBT helps people identify patterns of thoughts and behaviour that give them difficulties and produce suffering.  By working with me to identify negative patterns and seeking alternatives, clients learn to find more adaptive ways of thinking and behaving in different situations that allow them to overcome their difficulties and lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life.  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the most researched and effective psychological intervention for a wide range of mental health issues within developed countries.  It is for example a recommended therapy for the treatment of depression by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK. 

What I offer

About

Chris Barratt

I'm a psychotherapist specialised in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with an interest in Mindfulness and am a member of the British Psychological Society.  I graduated with an honours degree in psychology in the UK and worked for many years in the UK in the mental health field, helping people with a wide range of mental health issues, as well as their carers.  I now live in Barcelona where I completed a Masters in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.  As a therapist I help people with a wide range of difficulties in their lives with a particular interest in mood and anxiety issues.

 
 
How do we work together?

I offer clients a safe, confidential and welcoming environment in which to explore and navigate through difficult times in their lives.  Therapy sessions of 50 minutes are normally weekly reducing to biweekly as treatment progresses.  An average length of therapy might be 8 - 12 sessions, however this very much depends on the client's individual circumstances.  The therapy is an active, collaborative process and encourages clients to learn techniques which they use during the period of therapy and take with them as tools to help in the future, promoting independence and longer term benefits.  This can involve activities between classes agreed between myself and the client to develop the best solutions for their unique situation.