Consulting rooms available in: Cambridge & Soham

2nd Wave Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on changing how you think and your behaviour. I will help you to learn to modify your thinking, behaviour and therefore your mood.

It is impossible to feel an emotion without having first had a thought. For example, in depression thoughts are often concerned with themes of loss or failure. In anxiety thoughts are often concerned with themes of danger or threat. 

Together we will look at ‘thinking errors’ you maybe making. For example, ‘catastrophising’ This thinking error describes those times when you maybe making a small event into a big disaster - a mountain out of a mole hill. Together you will learn to question assumptions about a situation by trying to put things into perspective, considering alternative explanations and weighing up the evidence logically.

Another thinking error is ‘mind reading’: people often think they know what others are thinking. For example, if someone yawns while having a conversation with you, you may interpret this as them being bored by what you are saying. However, rather than accept this thought as a fact, you should consider the alternative, that the person is just tired.

‘Overgeneralising’ is another common thinking error that everyone makes, but in therapy you will learn to recognise when you are doing this and have the opportunity to question yourself. For example, one bad experience whilst flying can lead to a widespread fear of flying. 

CBT concentrates on ideas that are unrealistic as these often undermine our self confidence and make us feel depressed and anxious. CBT looks at how problems from the past are maintained in the “here and now”. It helps people to learn new methods of coping and problem solving which can be used for the rest of their lives.

CBT has been shown to be helpful in depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, addictions, post traumatic stress disorder and many other mental health problems.

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Some therapies are suitable for home visits for clients with mobility issues. Session times are 1-2 hours. Please contact me for further information on home visits.

If you are in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance or low income benefits I still may be able to help you with concessions or by application to grants and local benefactors to help with the session fees. Please contact me for further details.

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I offer a free initial appointment where we can meet and with your consent informally discuss the issue which is causing you distress and the outcome you would like to achieve.

Contact Us

I am available to see clients Tuesday - Saturday with two late evenings.

The Bungalow, The Cotes, Soham, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5EP

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07850 205191

Some of the common issues I can help with...

Abuse, Addictions, Depression, Generalised Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Obsessions & Compulsions, Palliative Care, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Sexuality, Shame & Guilt Issues, Sleep Disorders, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Un-wanted Behaviours