Compassionate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Logically you know that no one has their life together all the time but it’s still hard to reach out for help. Trying to keep on top of everything but the over thinking, over compensating or withdrawal is fuelling a spiral of negativity and anxiety. Before you know it you start to doubt yourself and if you are worth of any of it. The cycle continues with pretending that everything is cool but deep down you’re afraid to really honest with what’s going on underneath the facade because it’s really scary. The struggle continues…..
Until now! It’s time to get your control back with CBT.
WHAT IS CBT?
Research shows that CBT is the most effective treatment for a range of disorders and emotional problems including stress, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and Panic. It’s an individually tailored approach designed to help you understand the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It focuses on targeting the unhealthy patterns (thinking, feeling and behaving) of relating to yourself/others that are keeping you stuck and provides you with alternative ways to cope. Catherine has many years of clinical expertise in both the NHS and the private sector. She continues to train with some of the world’s leading experts in the field including recent advances in the Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and has published on Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP). She also teaches on the accredited Pg Dip CBT Course at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Choose This Approach If:
You want to learn cutting edge evidenced based psychology knowledge & skills to train your mind & heart to develop a more compassionate and healthier relationship with yourself and your difficulties within a collaborative creative space. Work closely with specialist guidance and input every step of the way to overcome your current difficulties. Specialist clinical input will be able to identify your difficulties and propose an effective NICE guidelines therapy treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery.
What To Expect:
Initial Assessment Session - I ask lots of questions to gathering all the relevant information (history up to present time). You share with me the main things you want help with and we explore if CBT would be helpful and I will give my specialist recommendations on what type of CBT approach we take. (For example, sometimes we take a more a challenging approach to the content and at others we may work on a more acceptance based theoretical model together).
Treatment Sessions - Beginning treatment phase is all about training your mind and heart to be more aware. Skills practice begins and we start to draw out and explore how the CBT approach works for your personal experience. During the middle phase you will start to see for yourself how the therapy works, changes for the better will start to emerge and we will be in the midst of our work. This will include lots of in session exercises relating to your problems and goals etc and this will extend in between sessions as well for homework. The end phase will be a process whereby you start to take more responsibility to start to become your own therapist. You will have more knowledge, wisdom and skills during this phase to be leading your treatment. We prepare for set backs, arrange booster/follow up sessions at time intervals and you are free to explore the new doors that have been opened in the therapy process. Progress in monitored throughout with the use of goals, questionnaires (as everything is evidenced-based).