Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Counselling
CBT is an evidence based psychological therapy primarily used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. It can also help to treat people with eating disorders and other mood disorders. It is the recommended treatment for anxiety, depression and PTSD according to the NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines.
CBT is based upon the idea that the way that we feel is affected by the way that we think and behave. CBT helps people to look at the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour and by working on these make positive changes in their lives.
CBT helps people to identify these thoughts and cycles and see where they can begin to break out of them.
CBT helps people to learn tools and techniques to manage anxiety symptoms alongside helping people to face their feared situations.
CBT helps people to develop strategies that they can begin to apply to everyday situations in their life and eventually become their own therapist.
Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist. BSc Hons
I started my career and training in CBT and mental health in 2006 at the Priory Hospital Bristol, working both on the eating disorder unit and the acute mental health unit.
I joined the NHS in 2012 and have completed further training in CBT to become a fully accredited member of the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
My current role consists of treating clients with PTSD and trauma, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, generalised anxiety and worry, panic, phobias, eating disorders, low self-esteem, depression and post-natal depression.
I adhere to the codes and ethics of the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and I regularly attend training events to enhance my skills as a CBT therapist as part of my accreditation and ongoing professional development.
Balance Counselling and CBT
Full information available at: BalancecounsellingandCBT.co.uk
I use a combination of counselling and a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to help with a range of life stresses and common mental health problems like depression and anxiety.
Qualifications: Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, 2011, Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies (CBT), 2012, Exeter University.
Experience: Since 2011, I’ve worked in an NHS service providing CBT approaches for groups and individuals with common mental health problems including depression and anxiety disorders. In this service I also work with groups to help with weight management, pain, chronic fatigue, heart and lung problems.
From 2008 – 2011 I worked as a counsellor at a local college of further education. Earlier in my working life I lectured in higher and further education for 14 years.
Fees: £40 per hour