Frequently Asked Questions
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Full Member of the Association of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapists
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Certificates, Parts 1 and 2
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis – British Medical Hypnotherapy Board
I have been working as a therapist since 1997 and have experience working within an IAPT NHS service as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and at The Priory Hospital as a psychotherapist. I currently work in private practice. I am also a supervisor for the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
It works best if you have a specific issue you want to address. See list of Services.
“Men are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them”. Epictetus
CBT is focused mainly on the present and helps the client to create healthy and realistic alternatives to current problematic thoughts, emotions and behaviours. CBT offers proven techniques for solving problems. It is based on the philosophy that people are disturbed, not by the events that happen to them, but by the beliefs they hold relating to the events. The therapist works closely with the client to identify any deep-seated, unhelpful beliefs that may lie at the heart of the problem. The therapist and the client then work together to weaken the unhelpful beliefs and to create new helpful beliefs. The new beliefs then create healthier thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Ultimately, CBT helps people to develop a philosophy and approach to living that can increase effectiveness and happiness in all areas of life. CBT can treat a variety of conditions including: anxiety, assertiveness, blushing, OCD, confidence, exam nerves, headaches, stage fright, phobias, weight, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), insomnia, nail biting, pain, panic attacks, stopping smoking, skin complaints, snoring, stress and many more.