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Compassionate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Logically, you know that no one has their life together all the time but it’s still hard to know when and how to reach out for help.

Trying to keep on top of everything but the over thinking, over compensating or withdrawing is fueling 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 be 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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

What is CBT & What is it for?

The latest Research shows that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment for a range of disorders and emotional problems, including stress, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and Panic.

CBT enables you to reclaim your life and move forward by using the skills and practice learned in therapy to become your own therapist. CBT is a truly head & heart therapy. It is 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. Basically, if science and heart had a baby, contemporary CBT would be it :)

Want to learn more? What is CBT? video link

Specialist cbt

Catherine also practices using advanced contextual CBT approaches including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR and Mindfulness. I am a member of the Association for Contextual & Behavioural Sciences and The Compassionate Mind Foundation.

Why choose this approach?

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.

Why choose Moore & Moore Living?

There are many good therapists out there, so why would you choose us? In short, because not all psychotherapy is equal.

Expertise - Catherine (Co-founder and CBT Therapist) is trained and experienced far beyond the, already high, standards required to practice as a CBT therapist in the UK. She has many years of clinical expertise, in both the NHS and the private sector. She is fully accredited with the lead registration organisation British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) in the UK and Ireland since 2012. Catherine continues cpd and clinical supervision with some of the world’s leading experts in the field including recent advances in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 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).

Affordability - Therapy is an investment in you and can dramatically improve the quality of you professional career and everyday life. We currently know of no one providing this level of expertise and results for the level of financial investment. If you find someone who is, please let us know, so we can see how they are doing it!

Pushing the boundaries - At Moore & Moore Living, we believe that therapy can be so much, well, more. We know that our practice space, on-line presence and lifestyle offerings can be an integral part of your journey to reclaim your creativity and your life. As such, we design them with mindfulness, compassion and creativity at heart to be inspiring and connecting to support you to live the life that matters to you.

Contact us today to book your free 15 mins consultation to get started.

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 as 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).

“AS A LONG TIME CBT SCEPTIC, I HAVE BEEN PROVEN TOTALLY WRONG BY CATHERINE. WITH JUST A FEW SESSIONS, I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO COPE BETTER WITH MY DEPRESSION. SHE IS A WARM, EMPATHETIC THERAPIST WHO TEACHES THE FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE OF SELF-COMPASSION. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER IF YOU ARE FINDING LIFE DIFFICULT.” - ERICA

"CBT HAS HELPED ME TO LEARN HOW TO MANAGE MY ANXIETY AND LIVE IN THE PRESENT. IF YOU ARE SUFFERING AND CURIOUS ABOUT THERAPY, GIVE IT A GO, YOU WILL BE SURPRISED HOW MUCH BETTER YOU WILL FEEL." - JOSHUA

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