Spring/Summer 2022 Covid-19 update: I am continuing to offer special rates for government defined critical workers as part of the National Counselling Society’s (NCS) Key Workers program. To check the current list of critical workers click HERE. This initiative set up by the NCS allows those on the front line who find themselves needing additional emotional support to be able to access services at a reduced fee. Please contact me for further details. I am continuing to work online while UK restrictions remain uncertain due to Covid-19 throughout 2022.
Integrative Cognitive and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
There are times when things don’t go to plan and day to day life becomes a struggle. This may be due to stress, anxiety, anger, depression, breakdown of a relationship, bereavement, loss of job, low self-esteem or any number of other reasons. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a proven method for treating a variety of issues. I integrate other proven therapies with CBT to ensure my clients get the most out of our sessions. I aim to provide each client with the cognitive and behavioural skills to improve their lives, not only in the present, but also moving into the future. After all, we can’t change the past, but we can change our view of it and make the most of the future.
I am trained in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) a form of CBT, along side other integrative therapies including Compassion Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Mindfulness and hypnotherapy. The framework my approach is built on is REBT, yet as each of us are different, I integrate the other therapies to suit individual needs.
You can find me on the National Counselling Society Accredited Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The Accredited Register programme was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. Accreditation demonstrates commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service.
I see people for a whole host of conditions. These can be caused, and manifest themselves in many ways. Symptoms of emotional disturbances can be cognitive, e.g. ruminating thoughts, self-depreciation, blame, guilt, sadness etc, and they can also be physical, such as stress, high blood pressure, weight gain/loss, headaches, IBS etc. Therefore there can be many physical, as well as emotional benefits to therapy. Below is a list of many conditions I work with, however this list is not exhaustive. Please feel free to contact me for any further information.
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