Phone: 07788 776 012
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ing CBT Therapist London - Kings Cross, Central London

Kim Fisher -BA Hons, MA Psych, CBT Dip, BABCP & UKCP Accred.

Looking for "CBT therapy London"? I am an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, working in central London. My clinical practice is confidential, compassionate & collaborative. I meet clients where they are at in life, supporting them to where they want to be, via working together towards achievable clinical goals.

Issues I work with: Struggles with Uncertainty during these difficult times, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Health & Social Anxiety, OCD, Stress, Work-Related Stress, Sleep Issues, Depression, Over Eating & Binge Eating, Alcohol Misuse, Substance Misuse, Anger, Resentment, Self-criticism, Self Confidence, Relationship Issues: i.e. struggles with communication, jealousy, etc., and Life adjustment issues, Struggles with finding meaning in life.

During this time of transition, are you finding that you are experiencing some anxiety and nervousness with change? Are you experiencing stress, feeling flat and low in mood, drinking too much alcohol and finding it hard to sleep well? Are you also finding it hard to remain focused or getting started on things and sticking to them? Are you snapping at the people in your life? Given the changing circumstances, these are all normal responses. Learning some basic CBT techniques can help us to gain control during times of change.
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Remote / one-line ways of working are available: e.g. Zoom, phone, etc. Face to Face appointments will be reviewed over the coming months.

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What Exactly Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT as it is widely referred to, is a form of talking treatment that can help you gain an insight into how your beliefs, attitude and thoughts can affect your mental health, and how you feel and behave.

As the name suggests, CBT therapy is a combination of two different forms of therapy: cognitive and behavioural. Cognitive Therapy looks into the way we think about things, whereas Behavioural Therapy examines why we do the things we do. Combining these two ways of looking at our lives can help to teach us how to better deal with a range of problems that we may be experiencing and develop coping strategies we can have confidence in.

Does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy work?

CBT treatment has one of the strongest evidence-bases for effectiveness of all the models of psychotherapy and is recommended by NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) for a whole range of difficulties, including anxiety disorders and panic disorders.

Like all therapies, they work best for you if the thinking behind them makes sense and, above all, if you connect with and trust the therapist that you work with.  An overview of cognitive behavioural therapy is always useful as we begin working together.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist London - How does CBT work?

As we have already touched upon, CBT therapy looks at the way we interpret different situations and how these interpretations can affect the way we act, feel and behave. If you look upon a certain scenario with a negative outlook, you may experience negative emotions as a by-product of that way of thinking, which can then go on to change the way we behave, and so it goes on. Our feeling and behaviours can have an imapct on our well-being, immune system, and contribute to health problems.

For many people these negative thoughts remain unchallenged. This can lead to further negative thoughts in the mind, which ultimately form a cycle of negativity and problems that becomes very difficult to break. CBT therapists aim to address these thoughts processes by first identifying them in the first instance and then changing the way we feel about a given scenario, with positive impact on mental health and how life is lived and experienced.

In your sessions together your therapist will assist you in pinpointing any unhelpful thought patterns that you may be having and work with you to see things from a different perspective. This will then allow you to feel differently about things and give you the strength needed to change what can often be deep-seated behaviour.

By learning to stop the seemingly never-ending cycle of destructive thoughts, you can start to see things in a more positive light and adjust your behaviour accordingly.

Who is CBT for?

Despite many misconceptions about the therapy it is a surprisingly versatile and effective way of dealing with numerous different issues, psychological disorders, conditions, and emotional challenges that a person may face throughout the course of their life. These include:

  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Addictive behaviour, including drug and alcohol abuse
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger
  • Life-issues whether historical or current
  • Making changes in behaviour or how you approach aspects of your life, career, family or relationships

As you can see, that’s a pretty broad spectrum, and CBT therapists can even help you come to terms with more physical issues too such as chronic pain or long-term illness.

Does CBT therapy involve medication?

Like all other forms of talking therapy services, such as counselling, CBT does not require medication for it to be successful. However, depending upon your individual circumstances and symptoms, your GP clinic may prescribe medication to address specific issues.

Many people who work with the CBT model believe that it works just as well for them as medication for problems such as depression and anxiety, but your GP may consider a combination of the two will give you the greatest benefits.

Is CBT the right course of action for me?

CBT therapy has helped huge numbers of people in London and across the globe with a variety of mental health conditions and there’s a great chance that it could help you too. However, as we all know, everyone is different and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. You have been searching "CBT therapist near me", looking for specialist support, so it's often helpful to book an initial discussion, and perhaps an assessment session. I will happily answer any questions you may have, and then decide whether this is a useful option for you at this stage.

Please call Kim on 07788 776 012 for cognitive behavioural therapy sessions in London, England. Personal sessions are available 8am - 9pm, Monday - Friday.

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