CBT For You
CBT For You offers one to one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people who are struggling with their mental health. Our mental health changes throughout our lives. Life can throw lots of different situations at us which can effect how we feel in ourselves and how we feel able to cope with day to day living. Anxiety is often the first sign that something in life may not going the way we would like it too.
Anxiety can present itself in lots of different ways. Anxiety has a physical effect on our bodies, an emotional effect and it effects the way we think about ourselves, others and our lives. Feeling 'anxious,' 'stressed' and 'under pressure' can lead to significant changes in how we function day to day. CBT helps us to understand anxiety and how it effects us as human beings. CBT is goal driven and working together, we will be able to find different ways to relate to anxiety and different ways of behaving when it's there, so life can get back to the way you would like it to be. Some of the most common anxiety disorders are; Generalised Anxiety Disorder which means a propensity to worry or 'overthink'. To be unable to 'let things go,' to be focused on looking for the worst that could happen in any situation. Worrying all the time can mean that you are never in the moment, the here and now gets missed. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); experiencing intrusive thoughts which lead to behaviours such as checking, counting, over washing, hoarding etc. Social Anxiety; fear of meeting others, being in social situations, public speaking, worrying about others negative judgement of you. Health Anxiety; a persistent anxiety that something is seriously wrong with your physical health which can lead to constant checking and over use of GP's etc. Feeling anxious for periods of time can lead to other mental health issues such as;
Low Mood, Feeling Sad, Depression, Low Self Esteem/Confidence. In general, this is because people blame themselves for the way they feel and think they should be able to 'feel better' 'stop it' or 'pull themselves together'. CBT and ACT recognises these patterns of thoughts, emotions and behaviours and works to make sense of them and change the impact they have on people's lives.
CBT For You also works with; Trauma (PTSD), Relationship Difficulties, Pain/Long Term Health Conditions.
Therapy sessions are provided in a safe and confidential environment by Jennie Spain, a Dual Qualified, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with 25 years of experience. Jennie Spain is Fully Accredited to the BABCP and is registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Senior Sister in Mental Health. CBT For You uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in addition to CBT. ACT is an empowering clinical intervention which facilitates the development of Psychological Flexibility. Building a life around what is truly meaningful; identifying struggle and working with avoidant behaviour.
All clinical interventions are evidence based and comply with NICE Guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Birmingham University; Fully Accredited with The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).
BSc (hons) Nursing Studies (RMN). Senior Sister in Mental Health; Registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council England.
ENBA40 Systemic Family Therapy and Brief Therapy; Birmingham City University.
Member organisations *
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 we deal with
Why not phone, text or email to talk through your issue. A mutually convenient day and time, (including evenings), can be agreed to meet for an initial assessment and sessions thereafter.
Taking the first step towards seeking help is often a very daunting prospect. I understand talking to someone about your feelings and fears takes an enormous amount of courage. Engaging in therapy is not an easy thing to do. But......the things that we are most fearful of are often the things which are most important to us. I believe every person is important. Taking care of your mental health allows change to happen. Talking really can make a difference.