Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist, EMDR
A few words about myself
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have been in clinical practice since 1997.
I have a Masters Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
In addition to my private practice, I work at the Priory Hospital, Roehamptom and have also worked for several years for the NHS delivering CBT for depression and anxiety and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am also a clinical supervisor for the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, overseeing the training of student therapists. www.cbttherapies.org.uk/
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on changing the way you think about yourself and the world around you. It is a structured approach that helps you discover the source of your problem and enables you to think and act in more appropriate ways.
CBT is focused mainly on the present and helps you to create healthy and realistic alternatives to current problematic thoughts, emotions and behaviours. CBT offers proven techniques for solving and treating a variety of conditions and problems. I work closely with you to identify any deep-seated, unhelpful beliefs that may lie at the heart of the problem. We then work together to weaken the unhelpful beliefs and to create new helpful beliefs. The new beliefs then create healthier thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
Conditions I may be able to help you with, include:
- Addictions - smoking, drinking, social media, gaming, etc.
- Anger management
- Chronic pain
- Disturbing memories
- Exam nerves
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Nail biting
- Negative emotions
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
- Panic attacks
- Performance - business, sports, actors & musicians
- Phobias - fear of flying, dentist, spiders, etc.
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Skin complaints
- Sleep problems
- Social anxiety
- Stage fright
- Stopping smoking
- Stopping snoring
- Stress management
- Weight problems
For more information about psychotherapy and myself go to: www.psychotherapykingston.com