What We Do.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
CBT is a talking therapy with a strong evidence base for people experiencing common mental health conditions. CBT interventions focus on the ‘here and now’ however we may need to explore your past experiences in order to understand and make sense of what may be maintaining your current problem.
What does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy involve?
CBT is a short term therapeutic approach. The first few sessions are spent with your therapist to gain a clear understanding of how you view your world and set goals for therapy. We will work collaboratively to identify links between thought processes, emotional reactions and subsequent behavioural responses through a variety of techniques.
This will involve us devising ways for you to put these techniques into practice between sessions in order to facilitate change and develop new learning.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. The National institute for Health and Care Excellence recommend EMDR for the treatment of Post traumatic stress disorder. EMDR helps to process traumatic memories that are impacting on peoples lives in the present.