Cognitive behavioural therapy is a combination of cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy. This means a CBT therapist is trained to help you understand how your thinking and behaviour influence your current situation, and how to develop new thinking and behaviour that enables you to address specific problems more effectively.
At KlearMinds, our CBT therapists in London use integrated cognitive behavioural therapy to help you understand the root of your problem and how to make changes that will last. Since some people find that symptoms can reoccur after a course of CBT alone, we combine CBT with other therapies to help you achieve changes you can maintain, for life.
Cognitive behavioural therapy has been shown to be extremely effective in dealing with a wide range of mental health issues including
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a structured, interactive therapy that employs explorative questions and a range of different exercises and behavioural experiments. Our CBT therapists use this formula to help you understand problems from a new perspective and develop more effective strategies for addressing your concerns successfully. Take a look at our comprehensive Guide to CBT Therapy for an in-depth explanation of how the therapy works, its effectiveness and how it compares to other treatments.
How Much Does a Private CBT Therapist Cost?
Individual – paying directly – £110 – £150 per session
Fees are charged on a per session basis – a standard session lasts 50 minutes
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The government mental health recommendation (NICE) suggests between 6 to 24 sessions for effective treatment, depending on the severity of your issues. However, because each individual is unique, several factors can influence how many sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy you might need. To learn more, visit our recent blog post on this topic by clicking How many CBT therapy sessions are needed to treat anxiety.
The team at KlearMinds are no stranger to seeing people for whom previous CBT therapy has not been entirely successful. Many report that CBT had been helpful to some extent but they come to us because the results just haven’t lasted. We believe this phenomenon occurs because CBT therapy tends to focus predominantly on symptom relief (e.g. reducing anxiety, depression or OCD symptoms). CBT therapists do not focus on helping you understand how the roots of certain anxious or depressed states have been formed in childhood. In our opinion, if the root of a problem is not fully understood, it cannot be addressed effectively and the problem can return.
We believe more lasting change can be achieved by combining CBT techniques with a range of psychotherapy approaches that also help you understand and address the root cause of the problem(s) you face. Throughout life, we develop habits to manage the situations we encounter. Many acquired habits are problematic because they have been formed to deal with childhood situations, where we had “no choice” and our best option was “adaptation”. Through repetition, these habits become a “hardwired impulsive” response. Even when you recognise that you would prefer to take a better action, the “hardwired impulse” habit often takes over, leaving you anxious, stressed, obsessive, depressed and even angry at yourself for not being able to get the result you need.
At KlearMinds, we combine a range of therapies, including CBT, to help you understand how to deal with these old “hardwired impulses”. We can show you how to prevent habits, often learnt long ago, from ruining your current life and how to replace them with thinking and behaviour that suits your needs as an adult. This combined approach enables you to understand and overcome outdated habits and gives you the power to create the life you want to live, and no longer having to suffer from debilitating effects of anxiety, depression, obsessions or stress.
Maggie is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Director of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK. Maggie’s experience spans over 20 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
Judy is a highly experienced psychotherapist. She utilizes a wide range of therapies, including CBT and psychoeducation to help her clients. She also holds considerable experience providing Career Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation and Mediation. Judy draws on a wealth of experiencing and works proactively with clients to help them understand and positively change patterns of thinking and behaviour which hold them back in life.
Mita is a highly experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is passionate about helping clients overcome issues they have been struggling with for months and sometimes years. Mita draws upon a range of therapies including, CBT, Mindfulness and EMDR, which she tailors to best suit each client she works with.
Amanda is a highly experienced Advanced CBT and Integrative therapist with more than 8 years experience. She draws upon a wide range of therapies and works proactively to help clients understand, process and resolve their concerns and conflicts. Amanda can assist you to quickly identify problematic thoughts and behaviours which negatively impact your personal and professional well-being.
Karen is a highly experienced psychologist, executive and career coach with more than 15 years experience helping adults address a wide range of concerns. Karen draws upon a variety of therapies and coaching skills, tailoring her approach, to best suit the learning style of each client. Karen works proactively. She can help you understand and constructively change problematic beliefs and patterns of behaviour that inhibit your ability to realise your personal goals.
Kate is a highly skilled therapist. She has worked successfully in a variety of settings, including media, TV, journalism, law and higher education. She draws upon a broad range of therapeutic skills including existential, CBT, mindfulness and psychoeducation to enable clients to achieve the outcomes they want, in terms of professional and personal satisfaction and wellbeing.
Here’s how one of our ex-clients describes how integrated CBT therapy worked for him:
“Recognising my own behaviour patterns, how things from the past have helped reinforce that behaviour and why such behaviour can be useful in some parts of life but detrimental to others was also extremely helpful. I feel stronger and more confident in my personal life as a result. Making very easy and minor changes or at least recognising why I feel good/bad at certain times helps me interact with more confidence and makes the future seem a lot less bleak than before!”
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This page was written by Maggie Morrow (MSc, BSc, Adv Dip, UKCP) and medically reviewed in September 2021.
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