What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT, is a talking therapy, based on the idea that thoughts, feelings, what we do, and how our bodies feel, are all connected. If we change one of these we can alter all the others.

When we’re low or upset, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better.

CBT is a collaborative therapy - it’s not something that is done to someone, it’s a way of working together with a CBT therapist on mutually agreed goals.

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What can I help with?

I have experience helping individuals navigate a number of mental health challenges, by using National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. Furthermore, I have experience adapting therapy for anxiety disorders such as selective mutism, and neurodevelopmental differences such as autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

If you are unsure whether I would be able to help, please get in touch to explore further. If I think you need support with difficulties outside my area of expertise I will try and guide you to access appropriate support.

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Please find below a list of some of the presentations I work with:

Depression and low mood

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)

Social anxiety

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Low self-esteem

Panic

Health anxiety

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Separation anxiety

Trauma

Performance anxiety (perfectionism)

Specific phobias (e.g. vomit phobia)

Body dysmorphic disorder

Trichotillomania (e.g hair and skin picking)

Bereavement

Sleep difficulties

Work and exam stress

Emotional dysregulation (e.g. anger)