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Counselling & CBT

What is counselling?

Counselling can refer to many different psychotherapeutic approaches delivered by different professionals, including counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists (learn more about the differences here – link to FAQ page, paragraph on different professionals). Some practitioners will simply listen to you, others only apply counselling techniques. I have trained at the highest academic level in psychology and I take an active approach involving a real dialogue with you, using diagrams and handouts. My approach typically includes:

  • An initial assessment to identify the unique aspects of your issue(s).
  • Developing a meaningful and accurate psychological perspective of you as a person and of your difficulties.
  • Identifying the psychological mechanisms which keep you stuck and help you change them.
  • Working together to achieve your goals: I will help you become the person you want to be rather than simply ‘fixing’ your problem(s).
  • What is CBT?

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is perhaps the best-recognised counselling approach because of the wealth of scientific evidence which supports its efficacy. My approach is CBT-based: I choose the elements of CBT most helpful to you to address your issues, and use them in combination with elements from many other psychotherapeutic approaches, including:

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
  • Mindfulness-based approaches
  • Trauma-focused approaches
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • I can also use ‘pure’ CBT if you prefer or if this is required by your insurance.

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