Claire Mason Therapy

“When your back is to the wall and you are facing fear head on, the only way is forward and through it.”

HOW CAN COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) or COUNSELLING HELP ME?

CBT is a psychotherapeutic approach recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to help a range of mental health difficulties including depression, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, specific phobias, health anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that looks at:

  • How you think about yourself, the world and other people
  • How what you do affects your feelings and thoughts
  • Explores your interpretations and meanings of events.

 

CBT is a very collaborative process where you and your therapist work closely together to explore ways of coping with the presenting difficulties. A trained CBT therapist uses evidence-based methods to work through problems in a structured way. Integrative counselling is a term used to describe a Psychotherapist who also uses both ‘humanistic’ and ‘psychodynamic’ counselling approaches as well as CBT to gain perspective for a problem. Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR) is an information-processing tool which specifically aims to reprocess traumatic events. 

 

The whole aim of having psychotherapy of any description is to explore the difficulty fully (whether this is a long term problem or a recent crisis), help you find ways of coping with your distress and support you to move forward with your life.

 

PROFESSIONAL STATUS

 

Claire Mason is a fully accredited CBT psychotherapist and member of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP) Acc. High Intensity CBT Therapist
EMDR Association Acc. EMDR Practionioner

 

 

CODE OF ETHICS PRACTISED

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Code of Ethics and Practice.

 

 

Netley Abbey

Southampton