If you are on an NHS waiting list for CBT, why not experience CBT with us, and get the added bonus of hypnosis?

CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is derived from the work of Albert Ellis and Aaron T Beck. Their model of how people functioned assumed that thinking (the cognitive part), behaviour, and how we feel physically (like butterflies in the stomach), affect our moods or emotions. And this also works in the reverse direction, so that acting as if you are happy can alter your mood.

CBT has been shown to help people with many different types of problems, including: anxiety, depression, panic, phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia), stress, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.

CBT can help you make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you.

Starting with a situation - for example a problem, event, or a difficult situation, we can find out more about your:

  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Physical feelings
  • Actions

Each of these areas can affect the others. How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. It can also alter what you do about it. There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations - depending on how you think about them.

Using this model, it's possible to identify ways that people may be thinking wrongly - called cognitive distortions - help them identify when they are doing so, and help them stop.

Additionally, CBT looks at people's negative automatic thoughts about events and drills down - a technique called laddering - to find their underlying core beliefs, which, if unhelpful, can be changed.

In addition to CBT training, I can use Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) techniques with clients.