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 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.
CBT can treat a variety of conditions including: anxiety, assertiveness, blushing, OCD, confidence, exam nerves, fear, headaches, stage fright, phobias, weight, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), insomnia, nail biting, pain, panic attacks, procrastination, stopping smoking, habits, addictions, skin complaints, snoring, stress and many more.
I have a holistic approach and am also trained in Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, EMDR and NLP and can use these when appropriate to support the therapy.
For more information about psychotherapy and myself go to: www.psychotherapykingston.com