What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT as it is usually known, is a type of talking therapy that focuses on how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours influence each other. It is a structured, problem-solving approach that involves examining the way that we think, and things that we do, and making changes in order to improve how we feel.

Who does it help?

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT as an effective psychological treatment for the following problems:

  • Depression.
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Specific phobias.
  • Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Health Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Acute stress
  • Occupational Stress
  • Chronic health management
  • Pain Management
  • Sleep problems

What can I expect?

  • CBT is a time limited therapy. A typical course ranges from 6 to 20 sessions.
  • Sessions are up to 60 minutes long, and will usually be weekly or fortnightly.
  • Your first session will be an assessment session where we will work together to understand your problem and identify your goals for therapy.
  • CBT is a practical therapy therefore you are likely to be expected to do some work between the sessions, as well as during the session.

For an informal, no obligation chat, call me on: 07983 618 279

How much will it cost?

I offer a discretionary rate of £70.00/session to private individuals who do not have health insurance, payable in cash at each appointment.

My standard fee is £80.00/ session

I regret I am unable to accept card or cheque payment.