What is CBT and counselling?

The first thing to realize is that CBT and counselling are entirely different psychological therapies. However, one commonality between both therapies is the importance that is placed upon establishing a sound therapeutic relationship. A relationship of trust and confidentiality is of paramount importance. CBT is a talking therapy that can help manage problems by changing the way you think and behave and It is commonly used in the NHS to treat anxiety and depression.

Counselling provides a talking space where you are encouraged to explore difficulties and emotions. It will help you see things more clearly with the aim of helping you move towards resolving problems, whether that is in relationships or to grieve for a loss or bereavement.  It is a much less structured and directive therapy than CBT treatment.

How will I know if I need CBT or Counselling?

As I am trained and qualified in both CBT and counselling, I will advise you on which treatment I think will be most effective to help you resolve your problems. I would also be happy to give you my opinion if you wished to contact me for a 20 minute (no obligation) free consultation. It doesn’t matter if you decide not to proceed but at least you will gain a better understanding of which treatment will help you resolve your problem even if you are not ready to get started immediately.

How many sessions of therapy will I need?

If you decide to proceed with treatment anything from 6-16 sessions but it really does depend on the nature of problem and the speed at which you engage within the treatment. This can vary from person to person and will depend on many factors, including history and development of the problem.

How often will I need to attend appointments?

Traditionally, therapy is held weekly. Consistency and attending regular appointments is the essence of psychological therapies and has been proven to lead to better outcomes.

How does Skype therapy work?

Skype therapy sessions follow the same format as traditional face to face with the only difference being the format in which the treatment is delivered.

How can I set up Skype therapy?

You will need to set up skype which you can download for free. If you don’t have skype installed here is a link to the website which will help get you started. Otherwise, if you do decide to contact me for a free consultation I can help you install skype it only takes a few minutes.


What about Privacy and Confidentiality?

I adhere to strict guidelines and codes of ethics from my accrediting bodies regarding client confidentiality and the privacy and protection of client information.


What if I need to ask any further questions about therapy, or your products and services?

Please feel free to get in touch by email, telephone or completing the online enquiry form.

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