Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can help with:
I can offer face to face appointments at my treatment room in Wells, Somerset, Skype or telephone appointments.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a way of helping yourself manage your mental and emotional health. It has a strong evidence base in being successful with many difficulties through providing tools and techniques you can use to manage your situation more effectively.
Although not exhaustive the following are examples of how CBT can hep with common mental health issues:
Work/ Exam Stress
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
After qualifying in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies at the University of Plymouth in 2010 I moved from the Devon service to the Somerset NHS in 2015. Up until recently when I decided to focus in developing my own private practice I have been working with individuals experiencing trauma based issues whether with or without a diagnosis of PTSD - often in association with the CTS (Complex Treatment Services)
I also have experience working as a Substance Misuse Counsellor for Somerset Drug Service and Turning Point and have worked with Combat Stress and Hidden Wounds helping veterans experiencing issues around trauma as well as common mental health problems.
Counselling can help with:
Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they're thinking or feeling further, as well as for anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are keen to resolve.
People may choose to speak to a counsellor because they feel they cannot speak to their other half/friends/family about such personal issues, or they may simply wish to speak to a professional with an objective viewpoint.
Common subjects that can be addressed within counselling include the following:
I guess I fall into the 'Humanistic Integrative Counselling' mold.
Although my main discipline is Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Humanistic Integrative Counselling recognises that there are significant connections between all approaches to counselling. It acknowledges that different clients have different needs and believes that no one single approach is sufficient. Humanistic Integrative Counselling is inspired by a range of creative theories which encompasses the contributions of Humanistic and Existential Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Psychology.
The Humanistic Integrative Approach recognises that the quality of the therapeutic relationship, rather than any one particular theoretical orientation, is the most important aspect of successful therapeutic work. Thinking, sensing, feeling and intuiting are all given emphasis within the framework of the relationship. The model aims to help counsellors understand the complexities of the clinical situation, which includes not only the clients’ internal world, but also their experiences within the wider family and socio-cultural context.
The Mind Body Connection- Cognitive Neuroscience and Chalmers 'Hard Problem'.
2009 University of Plymouth
(PGCert) Low Intensity Psychological therapies
Buddhist Psychology - Its relation to contemporary Psychotherapy
Mindfulness Practice and its integration into psychotherapy - before the Kabbot Zin era!
2017 Strode College
(PGDip) Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling