Recently, almost everyone I’ve seen in clinic recently has reported feeling flat or low. It’s been a long winter, and here in the UK, we’ve spent most of it in lockdown. This means many of the things we would normally do to improve our mood have been impossible. We’ve also been more isolated than ever … Read More about Everything You Need to Know About CBT for Depression
What is cognitive behavioural therapy – or CBT as it’s commonly known? It is talking therapy, developed in the ’60s by Dr Aaron Beck, initially for the treatment of depression but research has shown over the years that it is highly effective for many areas of mental health and psychological wellbeing. A lot of people … Read More about What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
If you are considering having Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, how do you know if it’s right for you? There are many different types of therapy available these days, so it can be tricky figuring out which one will serve you best. A useful question to start with is, ‘what do I want to get out of … Read More about Why choose CBT
Reflecting On CBT Sessions So much can happen in an hours therapy session often it can be difficult to fully process what you’ve discussed and what that means for you. Reflecting on sessions is an ideal way to ensure you get the most out of your therapy. I encourage all my clients to spend some … Read More about Getting The Most Out Of CBT
Recently, my Clinical Supervisor Dr Mary Welford, author of The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Self-Confidence, highlighted some research that suggests a high percentage of people who come to therapy don’t say or talk about the very thing that has brought them there in the first place. People come to therapy for many reasons, but … Read More about What Are You NOT Saying In Therapy