Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is evidence based short-term psychological treatment. It is a way of helping solve problems and improving the way we think and feel.
Although CBT is mostly focused on the here and now (current difficulties/situations); past events are not excluded if they are relevant in understanding current situations.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on two principals:
- Our thoughts and beliefs are connected to our behaviours, moods and physical experiences and to the events in our lives.
- The perception of an event affects our emotional, behavioural and physiological responses to that event.
Our CBT Therapist believes that by working collaboratively with a client (an expert in their own thoughts and behaviours), they can make changes to their situation and life (using knowledge and skills that the Therapist can provide), leaving them feeling competent to be their own cognitive behavioural therapist.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT for many common mental health problems, including:
~ panic disorder
~ post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
~ obsessive compulsive disorder
~ generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
~ body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
~ social anxiety
~ specific phobia
~ health anxiety
Consultation 60 mins £80
Sessions cancelled with more than 24 hours notice will not be charged for. We regret that where less than 24 hours’ cancellation notice is provided, the session will always be charged at the full rate.
CBT Therapist: Lisa Williams BSc(Hons) Nursing; PGDip CBT
Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (BABCP)
Specialist cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety and depression
Mobile: 07772 188362
Dr Em Perera Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS); Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Fee Range £85 – £115
~ Adolescents (11-17)
~ Anxiety disorders: phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, trauma/PTSD, panic, health anxiety
~ Depression/low mood/dysthymia
~ Low self-esteem
~ Couples/Family Relationships/Parenting
~ Life transitions
~ Eating disorders
~ Substance misuse
~ Self harm
Would also consider
~ Children (6-10) as part of family therapy
For more information on Dr Perera please see her page