Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I will help you to overcome previous obstacles to achieving change. No one is beyond help. By improving your insight, teaching you strategies and enabling you to gain control over your thoughts and feelings, I will work with you to find a new way forward that achieves changes that last.
I offer CBT Therapy treatment that is value for money. I provide a therapy room in Middlewich Cheshire*, as well as telephone therapy and online therapy, allowing you to choose the option that you want. Ready to book an appointment?
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching are just some of the words used to describe the process that helps an individual to move forwards and overcome symptoms such as depression, anxiety or anger. You likely searched for one of these terms to find my page today, or perhaps your search was more targeted for CBT.
I am a Psychotherapist trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. There are similarities between what I do and counselling and coaching, but also some differences. Regardless of which approach is used, the important element is finding a therapist or counsellor that you connect with, and that is skilled and experienced in successfully helping people just like you.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has two main aspects to it. Following the assessment process, early treatment sessions in therapy focus on helping you to really understand yourself, to make sense of the emotions and thoughts you are experiencing, and to identify what the obstacles might be that have so far stopped you achieving the life you want. CBT is effective in treating a range of symptoms including depression, anxiety and anger. Treatment then moves on to teaching you concepts and strategies that you can implement to help you to change how you think (Cognitive Therapy) and act (Behavioural Therapy).
CBT is particularly helpful with anxiety. The word anxiety covers a range of symptoms including worry, stress, panic, OCD, trauma, phobias and others. The key components in keeping anxiety going is unhelpful and often false beliefs and counterproductive behaviours such as avoidance. CBT for anxiety targets these components through a combination of increasing awareness and teaching effective strategies.
Anxiety can be really crippling. It also can take you so far aware from the real you. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I really can help you to find a new way forward, uncover the real you, and make changes that will last. CBT can help you overcome your anxiety.
Depression is characterised by a lack of motivation, and lack of interest and a lack of enjoyment. You might not identify with the word depression, you might instead think of it as feeling low, or not like your normal self. Regardless of what words you use, you’re not happy, and that’s extremely difficult to deal with day in day out.
CBT will help you with some of the physical symptoms such as poor sleep and reduced appetite. I will work with you to really tackle your lack of motivation and enjoyment of your life. Most importantly I will teach you effective strategies for changing your negative beliefs about yourself using Cognitive Therapy. Whether you believe that you’re not good enough, you’re un-loveable, you’re a failure or you’re ugly – this doesn’t have to be your future. I can teach you to talk to yourself with the same compassion and rational thinking that you use with others. CBT will help you to understand how to control your thoughts, and therefore improve how you feel so that you don’t have to feel depressed anymore. Your future can include happiness.
I have worked on anger management in my therapy work for many years. If you want to stop losing control, and are willing to make changes, I can help you. Most of the time people come to me after the problem has escalated – they are having relationship problems, their partner is threatening to leave/divorce them, they are facing disciplinary action at work, they have lost friends etc.
Anger management treatment looks at helping you to understand what is happening with your emotions, and to learn strategies to intercept the thoughts and feelings to stop you hitting crisis point. Having a problem with anger doesn’t make you a bad person. If you know its not the real you, if you are ashamed of how you are acting, let me work with you using CBT to treat your anger management problem.
If you are looking for therapy in Cheshire, you’ve come to the right place. I live and work in Cheshire and have been practicing here as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Middlewich for a few years. In 2019 I created my own private therapy room located within a discrete business centre.
My therapy room, as shown in the photos on this website, is a professional and welcoming space. It is on a main road in/out of Middlewich and therefore easily accessible from nearby towns such as Sandbach, Knutsford and Northwich. The business centre has its own private car park, secure intercom entry, and a waiting area inside just for my clients.
Due to my approach to therapy, and the results I achieve, as well as my local clients, I do often have clients travelling for Therapy from other areas of Cheshire such as Chester and Warrington.
I have been delivering telephone therapy and online therapy for as long as I’ve been a therapist.
CBT phone or CBT online sessions are no different to face to face treatment in their outcomes. I am experienced in making sure that you achieve your goals for therapy regardless of how you access your sessions with me.
There are lots of reasons why people may choose to access sessions remotely with me – health reasons, wanting my expertise but not being local to Cheshire, fitting in with work or childcare schedules, you are more comfortable communicating remotely.
Here are some feedback comments from two of my telephone therapy clients who have given permission to be quoted:
"I found phone sessions ideal - Hannah is so easy to talk to and puts you at ease straight away. It worked very well with my schedule to just leave aside an hour for a prompt call and I found it easier to put my feelings across via the phone than I would face to face."
"Now I can receive treatment in the comfort of my own home by telephone. I find that phone consultations in no way undermine the therapeutic process and if anything, enhance it as I can focus my mind more intently on the conversation."