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.
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.