Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is viewed as a way of life at Harley Street Psychology. This means that when we choose to embrace the principles of CBT and realize that life is about constant engagement with our thoughts and feelings. We begin to live a much richer and fuller existence.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT as it commonly known) is a form of psychotherapy that emphasises the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. At its very heart is the concept that the root of any feeling or behaviour is a thought and that for negative feelings or behaviours specifically, quite often an irrational thought.

CBT helps us to make sense of our significant emotional reactions by dividing them up into smaller parts, allowing us to break them down and understand the relationship between situations we find ourselves in, the thoughts we have about them, how this makes us feel physically and emotionally, and the actions we then take.

How you think about a situation can and will affect how you feel physically and emotionally. It can also alter what you do about it. By better understanding the relationship between thinking and feeling, we are much more able to recognise habitually negative patterns of thinking and how they affect us. As a result, we are better able to intervene in our own thinking to ensure we start changing the way we perceive, feel and behave in life.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

CAT is a unique treatment which focuses its attention on discovering how problems have evolved and how the procedures you are using to cope with them may be ineffective. It is designed to enable clients to gain an understanding of how the difficulties they experience may be made worse by their habitual coping mechanisms. Problems are understood in the light of clients’ personal histories and life experiences and mapped down in an interactive and visual manner.

The focus is on recognising how these coping procedures originated and how they can be adapted and improved. Mobilising your own strengths and resources and plans are developed to bring about change.

The work is active and shared. Diagrams and written outlines are worked out together to help recognise, challenge and revise old patterns that do not work well. Agreed insights are noted in documents, which become tools for use within, outside and beyond the duration of therapy. In this way, you gain skills to help them manage their lives more successfully and to continue using after therapy ends.

Studies have shown that CAT is particularly effective with the full spectrum of Personality Disorders, including Eating Disorders–Both Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa, BPD and Bi-polar .

Existential Psychotherapy

Existential therapy is an opportunity for you to clarify and reflect on your situation and, within that process, discover for yourself what you higher purpose is and a way of moving forward in your life. It is not about diagnosis or cure, nor is it about pathologising or categorizing people; it is about self-knowing and the opening up of possibility within a life that sometimes feels stuck with no way forward.

Without understanding how you are, you will not be able to get to where you wish to be. Developing an awareness and sensitivity to your deepest moods and feelings will allow you to understand how and why the life you are already living is coming into conflict with that part of yourself that wants something different. A part that is desperately seeking meaning and fulfillment.

The safe and confidential space that Harley Street Psychology offers allows for the possibility of gaining a better understanding of difficult thoughts and feelings you may have without the fear of disapproval from your therapist and through the process of examining these feelings inner conflict can be resolved.

Our Specialists have expertise in all of the following conditions:

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