Alistair Bond Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Online Sessions Available
Welcome to the CBT Clinic London. I provide treatment for Stress, Depression, Insomnia, all the Anxiety Difficulties including, Panic, Social Anxiety, OCD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Phobias, BDD and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I also work with Alcohol/ Substance/ Gambling/Internet Addictions as well as a wide range of other psychological difficulties.
I treat my clients through a talking therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT Therapy for short.
CBT Therapy is what is known as an 'Evidence Based' therapy. This means that in the same way all the 'behind the counter' medicines in your local chemists have undergone extensive clinical trials to prove their effectiveness at treating particular ailments, CBT Therapy has undergone rigorous clinical trials to prove its effectiveness at treating many different psychological difficulties.
CBT Therapy is the NHS and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) primary recommended therapy for Stress, Insomnia, Depression, Panic Disorder, OCD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Simple Phobias, Addictions, Anger Issues and a huge range of other psychological difficulties.
CBT Therapy helps people to recognise and change unhelpful thinking and behaviour into helpful thoughts and behaviour. CBT gives patients a clear understanding of why their problem exists and the steps they need to take to change their problem.
CBT Therapy's primary goal is to teach patients to be their own therapists. To equip them with the psychological tools, methods and understanding for them to use together with a CBT therapist while they are in therapy. And for them to use, should they ever encounter further psychological difficulties in the future.
CBT Therapy looks at people's problem mainly from a present day perspective. If you choose CBT you will not have to spend large amounts of time dwelling in the sometimes, all too painful past.
CBT Therapy takes a pragmatic, humanistic and solution-focussed approach to working with patients with psychological difficulties.
CBT Therapy is a short term therapy. Most clients will achieve noticeable results within 8-12 sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within the NHS and Private Practice for many years.
I specialise in treating people with Depression, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Drug and Alcohol Addiction and all the other anxiety related difficulties. But I also have experience of and have achieved excellent outcomes over a wide range of other psychological issues.
I hold Full BABCP Accreditation and I have a Post Graduate Qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
I also hold qualifications and have experience in Life Coaching Skills.
I am also a fully trained Mindfulness Teacher.
I also hold qualifications in EMDR.
I receive regular supervision which is provided by a Consultant Psychiatrist on a weekly basis.
I am more than happy to provide professional references & patient testimonials if requested.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees vary depending on location and whether it is an individual or an insurance company paying: Please contact me to discuss fees.
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