Hello and welcome to SMART Psychotherapy
At SMART Psychotherapy we offer a private and confidential service delivering Evidence-Based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
These Evidence-Based psychological therapies inclusive of CBT, EMDR are recommended for common mental health presentations including and are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
- Clinical Depression
- Social Anxiety
- Specific Phobias (Vomiting, Flying, Needles, Blood)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Low Self-Esteem and loss of Self-Worth
- Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Health Anxiety
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Work Related Stress
- Anger and Irritability
- Altered Body Image
- Relationship Issues
CBT works on the basis that the way we think and interpret life’s events affects how we behave and, ultimately, how we feel. It is described as a short-term psychological therapy often requiring anywhere between 6 – 20 sessions depending on your clinical presentation.
More specifically, CBT is a problem-specific, goal-oriented approach that needs the individual’s active involvement to succeed. It focuses on their present-day challenges, thoughts, and behaviours. CBT is also time-limited, meaning the person knows when a course will end, and they have some idea what to expect.
CBT is known as a collaborative therapy. This requires you and your therapist to work together in order to help you to become your own therapist over a period of time.