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Welcome to Scotland's Premier Psychotherapy, Counselling, CBT, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Holistic Personal Development Site in Edinburgh Glasgow & Falkirk, Scotland'Therapeutic care & Personal Development - The solution to your problems is in you'
Psychotherapy, CBT, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching. Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy /Training / Coaching In Edinburgh Glasgow, Falkirk. Counselling and Psychotherapy support.
We have two fully qualified therapists on staff, and a network of trusted colleagues around the UK we refer to.
We are complementary health practitioners, not alternative health practitioners. This means that we work WITH the medical profession. If you have an illness or injury, or if you are going to embark on a new diet, fitness plan or if you have any uninvestigated symptoms, you must consult your medical doctor.
CBT is recommended by NICE as the main psychological therapy reponse to a wide range of clinical conditions and emotional problems. It is however best combined with wider emotional support such as other forms of psychotherapy or counselling.
Stuart and Denise are Life Coaches and counsellors who also have qualifications at levels 3 and 4 in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Having completed this professional training guides and informs practice, although implementation remains coaching, empowerment and solution focused. Denise is a NACHP and CCC registered counsellor, Stuart is a NCP (Fellow) and NACHP registered psychotherapist and counsellor with a MSc Psychology. Denise is also NACHP registered.. We BOTH have appropriate degee level university training.
We adhere to appropriate National Occupational Standards, carry professional insurance and support voluntary regulation of therapists. We are both subject to regulation in therapy. Both therapists area CNHC registered hypnotherapist (voluntary regulation of hypnotherapy). Both therapists are registered on both CNHC and FHT PSA Accredited Registers. Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registers are for healthcare practitioners not subject to statutory regulation.
CBT is a form of psychotherapy or counselling. It is cognitive behavioural in nature, but is not a stand alone therapy, merely one form of psychological therapy. Some CBT practitioners are only qualified in CBT, but many psychotherapists and counsellors are qualified in the provision of a range of models, including CBT. As they say, if all you have is a hammer, all you see is nails. We suggest you choose therapists with other skills too like ourselves.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Training / Coaching Psychotherapy in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Training, or CBT / CBC as it is usually known, is a special form of Psychological therapy. Like Life Coaching, personal development training or NLP, it is often provided in a training format. Therefore some practitioners may consider themselves "clinical counsellors" who provide CBT, others may prefer to consider themselves "trainers" who empower their clients while still working through deeper issues. As mentioned, some practitioners are only qualified in CBT. We however are trained in a range of methods, including CBT and therefore provide a range of counselling models.
This web page is not meant to give an in depth or technical description, but instead a basic idea for the layperson considering CBT / CBC.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a very practical form of therapy. Like Life Coaching it aims to make discernible changes in a client's behaviour and lifestyle in order to help them.
CBT is widely recognised as a scientifically tested and verified psychotherapeutical method of overcoming common emotional problems.
With CBT you identify errors in the way you may be thinking or perceiving things, and from there learning to adopt more helpful thoughts, attitudes, philosophies and beliefs.
In lay-mans terms this is our perception and identification of things around us. We may have faulty perception for a number of reasons. This may for example be due to obsession or trauma colouring the way we see things.
This is simply the way be act, behave and react to what we have already noticed going on around us. Again we can learn to act inappropriately for a number of reasons, often again because of trauma or obsession.
The process of understanding, relearning and retraining in order to change these errors from occurring and having a negative impact on us. Care is taken to have a non-judgmental attitude. The client is helped to challenge their own perceptions and behaviours. It is most certainly NOT about the therapist telling you how to act and think!
What to expect from Cognitive Behavioural therapy & psychotherapy in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Stirling?
You will be encouraged to examine, challenge and understand your perceptions and behaviours. Where appropriate you will be set exercises and challenges to help you change these for more positive thoughts and behaviours.
It is quite normal to expect "homework" from your therapist. Indeed Stuart uses his own award winning training pack with clients, formulated from real life practice over more than 12 years.
We are integrative therapists, and therefore CBT will be offered as part of a therapy package tailored to your needs, usually using a range of other therapy models from counselling and psychotherapy. Life coaching, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, meditation and complementary therapies are also available.
What conditions are commonly treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Stirling and Glasgow using psychotherapy and counselling.
CBT is effective in a very wide range of issues and is often recommended by NICE. Some common issues however are:
Please note this is not an exhaustive list.
During 2015 Stuart and Denise carried out extensive continuous professional development specifically in the area of analysis. Stuart completed post qualification competency training in CBASP (cognitive behavioural analysis system of psychotherapy) and both Stuart and Denise trained in clinical application of mindfulness with depression and mental health. Both trainings were provided by NHS employed clinicians and were run at local universities.
Combined with long term ongoing training in mental health and health provision topics through the Open University, and with other specialist training such as PODS training in dissociative disorders, both therapists are committed to practical and applied training for mental health conditions.
Mental health treatment is based around methods recommended in NICE guidelines, and those fully researched as effective such as CBASP. More information on both adherence to NICE guidelines and on underpinning research please visit our other site www.psychoanalysis.center
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Is this the same as Life Coaching? Is psychotherapy, CBT, Counselling and hypnotherapy the same thing in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Falkirk.
Yes and No! In a sense Life Coaching is a form of CBT, although dealing with far less serious issues. You could say that Life Coaching is boosting the person, CBT is dealing with real underlying problems first and then boosting them!
Definitely Life coaching and CBT are related, but most life coaches are not equipped to handle deeper clinical issues that you would work on with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT is a form of Psychotherapy, Life coaching is a watered down form of therapeutical training and boosting. We use hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, counselling, hypnosis and life coaching.
CBT is often most effective when combined with deeper emotional support including counselling, other forms of psychotherapy and mindfulness.Additional Types of CBT, Cognitve behavioural therapy in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Falkirk.
There are some additional types of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. These include:
Innoculation Therapy. This is often used for stress management and
REBT: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. Focuses on addressing where beliefs and thought processes have become flawed or irrational.
CRT: Cognitive Restructuring Therapy. Focuses on identifying how illogical perceptions and beliefs have been created.
Attributional Therapy: Focuses on working on the values and meaning that people place on events, people, things and other factors.
Although some CBT practitioners tend to favour one or more approach, most are eclectic and tend to combine a range of CBT types and methods. There is a definite value in looking for a therapist / trainer who uses a range of CBT and therapy types, since these are more likely to deal with important underlying patterns and causes as well as providing superficial surface work.
As well as multiple counselling, coaching and Psychotherapy qualifications, and being the course author of a CBT level 5 practitioner training course, Stuart has also completed the Continous Professional Development unit: "Using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques in general practice" from BMJ Learning. He is also trained in CBASP Cognitive Behavioural Analysis.
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