What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps identify and modify negative patterns of thinking and behaviour that contribute to mental health problems, such as ptsd, anxiety and depression.
CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are interconnected and can influence each other.
What is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is another type of psychotherapy that aims to develop psychological flexibility through the acceptance of difficult thoughts and feelings rather than trying to eliminate them, whilst also encouraging a commitment to taking action towards personal values and goals.
ACT is based on the idea that struggling to control or avoid difficult internal experiences can lead to further suffering, and that focusing on taking action towards meaningful goals enhances well-being.
This is for you if...
You’re struggling day to day, and maybe experiencing regular bouts anxiety and stress or even depression or ptsd.
You feel like you're on a hamster wheel, rolling around in the same old thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and you can’t slow it down.
You’re looking to find your balance and ways of coping with life, as well as managing your thoughts and emotions better.
You’re open to making links between your past and your present, and you’re ready to put in the work that will help you to cultivate a more present, accepting and flexible mindset.
What to expect...
We will draw theory, knowledge, tools and techniques from both CBT and ACT to create you a personalized plan that's right for you at this time.
Our first steps will be in developing your awareness around what’s going on at a deeper level, and connecting the dots between your past and your present.
We’ll work together collaboratively to help you develop a stronger and more flexible mindset alongside new strategies that will help you to thrive, instead of just survive.
Three key aims will be helping you to cultivate increased levels of self-awareness, self-acceptance and mindfulness, as well as developing and moving you towards your value-driven goals.
More about me...
I studied for over 5 years to gain my BSc in Psychology before training and qualifying as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
I've been a fully accredited CBT therapist with the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies for many years, I've worked a number of NHS Mental Health Trusts up and down the country, and I've had my own private practice since 2017.
ACT was always on my agenda to train and qualify in as soon as I came across it, as it aligns with my own philosophy to life and inner-growth.