CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Emma Mathews

What is it and what I can expect?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act.  In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel.  The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, their thinking patterns , or both of these.

The sessions needed will vary and can depend on the type of difficult you are having and its severity.  Usually following assessment I can give you a better indication of how long therapy may take, typically it can be between 5 and 20 sessions, this can be reviewed as therapy progresses.  The first appointment would be an initial assessment to discuss your needs and the different options for therapy.

Information you provide during a therapy session is confidential, it however you tell me something that indicates you may be in danger or at risk, or that other people may be at risk of harm, the I would have a professional duty to inform another professional, usually your GP.

What is it best for?

CBT can treat theses problems:

  • Anxiety, including social anxiety & health anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – including Birth Trauma
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Anger
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Perfectionism

Which Therapists provide this service?

Emma Mathews from Emma Mathews Therapy is a BABCP and COSRT accredited psychotherapist and has extensive experience working within the NHS as a psychosexual therapist and previously as a specialist midwife within perinatal mental health services.  Emma also worked for Relate as a psychosexual and relationship therapist for a number of years.

My private practices offers CBT, EMDR, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy at Beehive Chester and other venues in North Wales and on the Wirral.

For Further information see: www.emmamathewstherapy.com

Please get in touch with us to book an appointment and talk through your options;

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