Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & REBT


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Frequently asked questions

How long is a session?

A CBT session is about an hour in duration, however the first session might be a little longer as I allow extra time to explain the CBT process, to get to know each other and to discuss your problem/s.  We will aim to discover whether CBT is going to be a good fit for you.

How often do I need to come to therapy?

Ideally, we will meet weekly. Once you start feeling an improvement, we will start to space our sessions fortnightly or to every 3 to 4 weeks.

When you feel ready to end therapy, we can plan some follow-up appointments to help you maintain the progress you have made.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions you will need will be tailored to you and your particular reasons for seeking treatment.

The focus of the CBT process is to help you get to a point where you are confident and continue improving and making changes on your own. This generally starts to happen after 6 to 8 sessions or depending on the complexity of your problem.

How will the sessions be conducted?

The sessions will be conducted either through Zoom or in person in my clinic in Chippenham.

Why will homework be set at each session?

CBT is like learning a new skill, it takes repetition and practice. Therefore, the ongoing work between sessions will help you to integrate the work we do in each the session.

I often given the example of when you are learning something new, it takes time, repetition, and lots of practice. The more focussed and motivated you are on wanting change, the less sessions you will need.

Is CBT the right therapy for me?

Generally speaking, CBT is a good fit for people who have become stuck with an issue or a problem that they have had for some time but struggle to resolve on their own (for example anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger issues, to name a few).

How much is a session?

CBT sessions:
Initial consultation - 1 hour 15 minutes - £50
Subsequent sessions - 1 hour - £50
Children and students - £40

For other therapies: 
1 hour - £50
1/2 hour - £30

If you are ready for change but are still in doubt that CBT is right for you, I offer 20 minutes free consultation to discuss it. Please give me a call on 07773 71473.