CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is now commonly used for depression, anxiety, OCD and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and general stress. Many people use CBT to improve self-esteem and confidence or to overcome obsessive thoughts or unwanted feelings. Cognitive behavioural therapy is now a well-known form of therapy and is generally recommended by doctors for many emotional and psychological problems.

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

Our CBT sessions

I will listen and understand your problems and help you sort out your difficulties and feel better. We will work together on your issues. 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 techniques will help you  make changes and solve problems.

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.