COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIES
There is a whole range of cognitive behavioural therapies, from traditional, CBT, to third-wave cognitive behavioural therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). These therapies have been scientifically proven to be effective for treating a range of difficulties from depression, anxiety disorders (such as phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder) to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and emotional instability. Cognitive behavioural therapies focus on identifying and understanding unhelpful or problematic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that create distress and negatively impact on a person's social functioning. These therapies predominantly focus on the "here and now" and involve identifying ways to take action and create behavioural change and improvement. I use these models of therapy to help my clients learn new skills and strategies to overcome their most problematic symptoms or unhelpful patterns, so that they can achieve their goals and create a richer, more meaningful life.
I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). These different trainings mean that I can draw on a number of psychological models to identify the most appropriate approach for you, given your particular needs, preferences and therapy goals.