We are a private psychologist practice based in the North East of England
Our team is made up of highly qualified and experienced psychologists and counsellors who work with adults and children. We provide therapies and services to help overcome a range of mental health issues.
We offer a free telephone consultation. You can book this online at anytime:Book a free consultation
During this current situation with COVID-19 we are conducting all therapy remotely, via telephone or video link.
Cognitive behavioural therapy or “CBT” is a type of stress management and is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion), and how we act (behaviour) all interact together. It can make sense of overwhelming problems in a positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. It helps to identify cycles that can trap you into maladaptive behaviours. Identifying and then understanding how to change these negative patterns can improve the way you feel.
Unlike some other talking therapies CBT deals with the here and now and looks at practical ways to improve you mental health.
By becoming aware of patterns of thinking and behaving and identifying alternatives, distress and anxiety levels can be reduced and mood levels enhanced. The skills learnt in CBT can be applied to your daily life and the benefits should be maintained. Skills you have learnt can be applied to many other situations outside of therapy and lead to lifelong change.
We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:
This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent. Our principles of practice emphasise mutual trust, respect, confidentiality and compassion.We have a positive, forward-looking approach to therapy, keeping up to date with the latest developments in psychological practice.