Richard Holborn Accredited CBT Therapist (BABCP), Counselling Psychologist (HCPC), Accredited EMDR Therapist (EMDR UK and Ireland).
How can Therapy help?
During times of stress, we can all think differently about ourselves and what happens to us. Our thinking can become extreme and unhelpful, which can worsen how we feel. We may then behave in certain ways that can prolong our distress. We can become very critical of ourselves, we can look around at others close to us and misinterpret their behaviour or compare ourselves negatively, and we may even look at our future and be unable to factor in the possibility of things improving.
CBT practitioners help each person identify and change their extreme thinking and unhelpful behaviour. In doing this, the result is often a major improvement in how a person feels and lives.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the recommended therapy by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for treatment of a range of disorders including:
- Depression/low mood
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Grief and Loss
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Drug and Alcohol Issues
- Low Self Esteem
- Anger Management Problems.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a therapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. This could be a major one incident trauma or an intolerable situation that was on-going. EMDR is rated as being the best method of treatment for trauma and is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the treatment of trauma.
Recent research has also show EMDR to be an effective intervention in the treatment of some anxiety, OCD and depression.