Frequently asked questions
As per current government guidelines, please sanitise your hands and wear a face covering when entering the Craven Clinic. The therapy room is of a good size and well ventilated and will be sanitised between sessions. You can remove your face covering while in the therapy room if you wish. I will be wearing a visor throughout.
We recommend doing lateral flowing testing before your appointment and not to attend in person if you are unwell. I would be able to provide a video/ phone call therapy session as an alternative at the same time as your appointment.
What is the difference between CBT and counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy which can take many forms and deal with a wide range of personal, emotional and spiritual issues past, present and future.
In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, CBT is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented.
Indeed, much of what the client does is solve current problems. In addition, clients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviours.
NICE guidelines recommend CBT as a first in line treatment for Depression and Anxiety based problems.