What is the therapy I offer

I offer CBT otherwise called Cognitive Behavioural therapy coupled with a holistic approach for anxiety and depression as discussed in "About Me" page/tab.

What is CBT?

CBT can help you to change how you think ('Cognitive') and what you do ('Behaviour'). These changes can help you to feel better. It focuses on the 'here and now' in anxiety and depression problems and difficulties. However I additionally look into the past history of a client as it may play a part in triggering their mental health issues in the here and now. This in turn will help to improve your state of mind now in therapy.

CBT involves

In CBT we work on the 5 main areas which maintain anxiety and depression. These 5 areas are:

  • situations
  • thoughts
  • emotions
  • physical feelings
  • actions

CBT is based on how these 5 areas interconnect to affecting a persons mental wellbeing. For example, your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel both physically and emotionally, as well as how you act in response. 

Holistic Approach

On top of CBT using the clients additional information we can apply the following holistic approaches which improve the mental health recovery: 

  • daily life style management
  • socialisation
  • stress management
  • meditation
  • affirmations
  • diet
  • excercise
  • among other techniques 

This will help a person in therapy to aid there anxiety and depression

Additional information

I offer the therapy in the following languages:

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi

I offer cultural specific CBT and Holistic therapy .

I additionally work with clients who have a long term physical health issue which is impacting their mental health. In situations like these I help clients to better understand how they view their physical health condition and work with them to challenge those beliefs and behaviours with the aim to ultimately improve their management of their physical health condition.

What to expect in the therapy

This therapy is very practical, structured and collabortive approach. It requires learning skills techniques to manage anxiety and depression which involves taking on board and applying the techniques in the period between therapy sessions.

Therapy location

Therapy is generally face to face however I can offer video calling (e.g. skype) or telephone therapy. 

Length of Therapy

Therapy sessions can last upto 20 sessions. It is recommended to have a weekly session of 60 minutes. Although open to discussion if exceptions are required. 

Cost of Therapy

The cost of each 60 minute therapy session is £55.