CBT is based on evidence of what works. As a treatment it has been subject to rigorous applied research.
Much of the emphasis in CBT is on how things are in your life at the moment, and how you would like things to be in the future. It may explore some of your past experiences as a way of understanding what is happening for you now, but work will be focussed on the here and now problems you are having.
CBT is a goal focussed and collaborative therapy in which both the therapist and client are responsible for change.
CBT looks at the close association of our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical sensations. Using these can help us identify how you are responding to events and situations that are triggering your distress, and challenge some of your current ways of thinking and behaving.
Counselling is for anyone who wants to explore the way they're thinking or feeling further. It can be a long term endeavour, or focussed on a specific issue. People may choose to speak to a counsellor because they feel they cannot speak to people close to them about such personal issues, or they may just want to speak to a professional with an objective viewpoint.
I work integratvely using a combined approach of different models and techniques, as well as working with the dynamics of the counselling relationship.
Not knowing how to overcome our difficulties can leave us feeling alone, vulnerable, anxious, depressed, angry or overwhelmed.
Counselling takes the view that each of us possesses the inner strength and resources to overcome our difficulties. Within a safe, trusting and fully accepting relationship we are able to find the capacity to heal and grow. My aim is to provide a relationship that allows you to open up, explore your most inner thoughts and feelings, and to better understand yourself and make positive changes.