CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy  is now a well-known form of therapy and is generally recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as the treatment of choice for many emotional and psychological problems. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is now commonly used for depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many people use CBT for self-development or to overcome obsessions or unhelpful personality features.

CBT is based on the theory that thoughts, beliefs, emotions and behaviours are all linked. If you change one aspect of yourself or your life – belief, thought, feeling, communication or activity – it has a knock-on effect on the others. Even small changes can lead to large benefits.

Our CBT sessions

I work with you to explore your problems and help you identify where the difficulties lie or what you would like to improve. We then work together on making changes. I use a conversational style of therapy with little or no written exercises.

I think you will find that I am very insightful and, whatever your thoughts or feelings are, I am able to fully appreciate those and will become totally involved with you in working on those. My experience and creative involvement will help you change in ways which will transform you and your life.

Relaxation techniques and visualisation are often a part of CBT work and hypnotherapy may also be used.

I can't recommend Alicia Smith Consultancy highly enough. Alicia is friendly and down to earth, practical, patient, attentive and reliable. She has made a real difference in helping me get through a profoundly difficult time and has been instrumental in my emerging stronger from it.

I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations. They helped me consider things from a different angle making life a lot less stressful. I feel comfortable now speaking in groups and even giving presentations.