A. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy that focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect the way you behave. It teaches new coping skills and provides understanding as to why you think, feel and behave the way you do. It is a practical, structured and helpful therapy which has been proven to provide relief for many mental health issues.
Q. If I come to see you, do I have to do CBT?
A. No. I am an integrative therapist, which means I am qualified to deliver more than one model of therapy. We can discuss together what would best meet your needs.
Q. How many sessions will I need?
A. How long is a piece of string! I'm sorry, but it is not really possibe to answer this until we meet and do an assessment. I will not know what issues you are facing and what our treatment plan will be. A rough guide would be 12 sessions. We want to alleviate the distress that has brought you to therapy but we also want to work on the roots of your difficulties so as to prevent them
re- occuring in the future.
Q. Do you work online & how does that work?
A. Yes, I have worked online for many years so am very familiar with this method of providing therapy. We can arrange a session online using a format that works for you. I can discuss with you what you would feel most comfortable with when we arrange our first session.
Q. Can i still recieve CBT if our session is online?
A. Yes. In fact CBT works very well online and i can explain in more detail when we arrange our first session and if you decide CBT is what you would like to explore.