CBT is a talking therapy that has been around for over fifty years. It has been widely researched using scientific methods and has been shown to be effective for a variety of problems. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT for common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, this view is also endorsed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Clients and therapists work collaboratively to form a therapeutic alliance; they are in a more equal relationship rather than ‘having therapy done to them’. Therapy aims to show how our thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes relate to how we behave as a way of dealing with our emotions. CBT is generally time limited and focused rather than open ended. It is usually based in the ‘here and now’, but this does not mean that it does not account for our pasts. A central part of CBT is the notion of therapy tasks / homework. This is to put into practise the ideas and skills discussed in therapy. This also allows clients to generate their own evidence related to thinking or behaving differently. Therefore, testing out ideas generated in therapy.
Depression, stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, phobias, agoraphobia, panic and worry.
Psychotherapists/CBT at The Bath Practice
Mr Steven S. Coles M.A.,Pg.Dip.,Dip.H.E., R.N.M.H.
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP) – 080404
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) – 95J0001E
Session fees: £65
Steven Coles is also recognised to provide therapy for: BUPA, AXA PPP Healthcare, PruHealth, Simply Health, WPA & AVIVA
For a discussion about possible treatments, cost, clinic times or to book an appointment please contact Steve Coles. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his phone number is: 07971 816751.
Flexible appointment times are available.