What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy. CBT looks at the links between the way we think, the way we behave and the emotions or physical sensations we experience. These links can form a vicious cycle, a pattern which can maintain feelings of low mood, stress, and anxiety. CBT helps you to understand and break these patterns which leads to improvements in mental wellbeing.
Can CBT help me?
At Cheshire Natural Health we work with the symptoms you are experiencing and provide you with assessment, developed shared understanding and treatment of common mental health problems such as:
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Specific Phobias
- Panic Disorder
- Health Anxiety
You may be unsure if you are experiencing these problems but recognise there are symptoms you are experiencing which are causing difficulties in your life, these may be:
- Low mood
- Feeling tearful
- Poor motivation
- Poor concentration
- Disturbed sleep patterns
- Feeling stressed out
- Muscle tension/headaches
- Racing heart
- Intrusive, distressing thoughts
- Compulsive behaviour
- Avoiding going to certain places
- Feeling very jumpy and or edge
Emily Marshall is an experienced, BABCP accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and the founder of Cheshire CBT. Emily first started working in mental health in 2008 after completing a degree in Philosophy and Psychology. She has developed specialist skills in CBT through post graduate qualifications and over 9 years’ experience in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.
Emily currently divides her time between private CBT practice and providing clinical supervision to CBT therapists working with a large provider of digital therapies.
Emily is passionate about delivering evidenced based therapy. CBT is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for treatment of Depression and Anxiety disorders. Emily will work with you to understand the problems you are experiencing, to help you learn from patterns of thoughts and behaviour and develop helpful coping strategies to enable you to move forward with your life.
If you recognise any of these problems or symptoms we can help. Get in touch today for a free 15-minute telephone consultation and to book an initial assessment. You can contact Emily on 07565092090 or email [email protected]
Hannah is an experienced CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner who has worked in NHS mental health services since 2004. Hannah completed a PGDip in CBT in 2009 and went on to complete an MSc in advanced practice of CBT in 2016. Hannah has also completed EMDR training parts 1,2 and 3 and uses this approach as a stand-alone treatment or in addition to CBT. Hannah has an interest in the benefits of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness and will incorporate these approaches into her clinical work to enhance treatment where appropriate. Hannah is fully accredited with the BABCP and receives regular supervision.
Hannah is passionate about promoting emotional wellbeing and enjoys helping people to overcome difficulties that are having a negative impact on their day to day lives.
Please get in touch with Hannah if you have any questions about CBT, EMDR or any aspects of therapy via Email: [email protected]
- How much do sessions cost?
Each session costs £70. Payment is taken at the end of each session, you can either pay by cash or card.
- How long will sessions last and how often will we meet?
Sessions will last 50 minutes, initially it is helpful to have sessions weekly. This helps us to develop a therapeutic relationship and ensures we can quickly start to build a treatment plan for your symptoms. As therapy progresses the emphasis is on the in-between session work completed and fortnightly sessions can be useful. Following discharge, a booster session can be booked in if needed.
- How many sessions will I need?
We will work together to decide the right number of sessions for you. CBT is typically a brief therapy and depending on the severity and length of time you have experienced your symptoms you can expect your course of therapy to last between 6 to 20 sessions.
- Can I self-refer?
Yes! I do not need a referral letter from a general practitioner. Please contact me to arrange an initial appointment.
- What can I expect in the first session?
Starting therapy can be daunting, I will support you during our sessions to feel at ease. During the first session I will ask you some practical information such as address and date of birth. I will tell you a bit about myself and introduce some basic concepts of CBT. We will then discuss the difficulties you have been experiencing and gain a good understanding of what you would like help with.
- Do I need to prepare for my first session?
It would be helpful to spend some time considering the key difficulties you have been experiencing and how these have been impacting on your life. You might also like to consider what you would like to gain from therapy.
- How is your practice supervised?
I receive regular supervision from a BABCP accredited supervisor and CBT therapist. Supervision is conducted in a confidential manner, I will not share your personal details (such as name, address or date of birth) with my supervisor. Clinical supervision helps me to reflect on my practice, it is a requirement to maintain my accreditation.
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