CBT has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems. The initial stages of therapy are spent identifying and understanding the problem in terms of the relationship between negative and unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviour. After developing an idea as to what has caused and is maintaining the problem, time is then spent identifying aims and goals for therapy.
The aim of therapy is to empower you to understand your problem and essentially, become your own therapist. CBT focuses on developing specific psychological and practical skills aimed at enabling you to tackle your problems head on. CBT is a team effort involving you and your therapist, which is particularly useful as by the time you’ve finished your course of treatment you’ll be well practiced in managing your own well-being for the future.
Therapy can address problems like OCD, Depression, Trauma, Panic and agoraphobia, Generalised anxiety and worry, Binge eating, skin and hair pulling disorders, Social anxiety & Health anxiety
Paul Bainbridge, BSc (hons), PG Cert, PG Dip, BABCP accred
I have 10 years’ experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based interventions in NHS settings, helping people to overcome their problems. I am fully qualified and insured to practice CBT, and have accreditation with The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also registered with Axa-PPP, Aviva and Cigna Healthcare as an approved therapist.
Upon completion of my degree in Psychology, I gained a place at the University of Nottingham to train as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP). During this time I worked in a community based NHS service offering therapy to people experiencing mild-moderate depression and anxiety. After 3 years as a PWP, I progressed to working as a senior practitioner in the service, providing supervision to more junior colleagues.
After a year in this role, I trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at the University of Birmingham. I achieved a distinction in my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT. As part of my training, I completed a placement in a local NHS service, providing CBT assessment and treatment to people experiencing moderate to severe depression and anxiety. Upon qualifying from the course, I continued to work in the NHS for 2 years before entering independent practice. I work as the CBT Team Leader for a NHS service alongside my private work.
BSc Psychology, PG Cert in Psychological therapies, PG dip in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Fully accredited by the BABCP
£50 per session