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What is CBT?

Using a structured approach, CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, deals with issues in the here and now, however, acknowledges how past experiences link to the present.  These links can highlight events, people or issues which may have been suppressed, although, still have an impact on present day-to-day life.

Although talking is the primary communication tool, other forms can be as effective, such as drawing or writing.  These methods help to cover a wide range of emotional and behavioural conditions across all age groups. 
Within the sessions, 'tools' and 'techniques' are used which are designed to help and encourage exploration of your issues.  It is amazing the effect words written down can have about a situation and through exploring these an alternative, more positive interpretation may be identified.
Until an issue arises, our thoughts, feelings and behaviours continue in the same pattern used throughout our life. It is only when we recognise changes are needed, do we then explore alternatives which may encourage us to develop a different view. CBT has been proven through research to be an effective therapy to help with this and is recommended by NHS.




I am affiliated to several national bodies ensuring I continue to keep abreast of developments within CBT, enabling me to enhance my practice and offer the most up-to-date advice and guidance on issues presented by clients.