What I the difference between Mindfulness and CBT?

There is a lot of talk at the moment about Mindfulness and how it can be the answer to lots of mental health issues. What is Mindfulness and how to does it differ from other alternative therapies? According to the NHS, Mindfulness is: Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts […]

Exercise for mental health

We all know that exercise and keeping active is good for your body. What you might not know is that it’s good for your mind too. Exercise and physical activity has a positive impact on your mental health too. New Year, new you? If you’re planning to look after yourself better in 2019, the good […]

One hour of CBT helps insomniac prisoners to sleep better

Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements to their sleep and wellbeing after receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to treat their insomnia. Experts from Northumbria University, Newcastle have found that a single one-hour session of cognitive behavioural therapy was effective in preventing the development of chronic insomnia in 73% of prisoners. In addition, […]

What happens during CBT sessions?

Many people wonder what happens during CBT sessions. At Behavioural Freedom, the process by which I plan your sessions is as individual as you and the issues you come to me about but here is an idea of what you can expect during your time with me – CBT Sessions – Initial Consultation  Duration 90 […]

Cognitive behavioural therapy ‘can reduce depression’

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can reduce symptoms of depression in people who fail to respond to drug treatment, says a study in The Lancet, according to an article on the BBC website. CBT, a type of psychotherapy, was found to benefit nearly half of the 234 patients who received it combined with normal care from […]

Can cognitive behavioural therapy really change our brains?

We recently came across an excellent one article which may be of interest to our readers: Read The power of talking Presented by Claudia Hammond Writer & Broadcaster Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy which is used to treat a wide range of mental health problems, from depression and eating disorders […]

Cognitive behavioral therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism

New research from York University’s Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. The study shows CBT can lead to significant improvements in children’s emotional regulation. It also shows — for the first time — that CBT […]

Combat Anxiety with Hypnotherapy

How can I help you combat Anxiety? Firstly what is Anxiety? Anxiety is inbuilt into the fabric of who you are, regardless of what’s going on in your life. Unlike stress, the root causes of anxiety may be – and frustratingly remain – unknown but you have a constant and often debilitating feeling of impending […]

How I treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with Hypnotherapy

How I treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common, often long-term disorder of the way in which the bowel functions that causes, amongst other symptoms, uncomfortable pain in your abdomen (tummy), bloating, diarrhoea, indigestion and constipation as well as noticeable changes to your daily bowel habits. These symptoms are thought […]

Treating Anxiety with CBT

What is Anxiety? Treating Anxiety with CBT – Anxiety is inbuilt into the fabric of who you are, regardless of what’s going on in your life. Unlike stress, the root causes of anxiety may be – and frustratingly remain – unknown but you have a constant and often debilitating feeling of impending doom accompanied by […]