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 on the page/tab "About Me" .

What is CBT

CBT can help you to change how you think ('Cognitively') and what you do ('Behaviourally'). These changes can help you to feel better about yourself. In anxiety and depression the focus is on the 'here and now'. However, I additionally look into the past history of a client, as it may play a part in triggering their mental health issues today. This in turn will help to improve your state of mind 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 together and how it affects 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 to the situation. 

Holistic Approach

On top of CBT, using the clients additional information, we can apply the following holistic approaches which will 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 their anxiety and depression.

Additional information

I offer the therapy in the following languages:

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi

I also offer cultural specific CBT and Holistic therapy.

I additionally work with clients who have  long term physical health issues which impacts 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 management of their physical health condition.

What to expect in the therapy

This therapy is a very practical, structured and collaborative approach. It requires learning skills and techniques to manage anxiety and depression. This involves taking on board and applying these 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

I can offer a free 20 minute consultation to discuss any queries around therapy you may have.  After which, if you decide to commence with the therapy then the sessions will take place weekly and last 60 minutes, although this is open to discussion.  The number of sessions in total will depend on the needs of the indvidual client, which can be up to 20 sessions. 

Cost of Therapy

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