Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy was pioneered by early psychologists and psychiatrists who identified thoughts as a significant factor affecting our wellbeing.
Two such pioneers, Dr Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis both described a treatment that helps a person to understand how their unhelpful thoughts might lead to distressing feelings and behaviours and to learn more supportive skills and strategies to manage emotional distress.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has been used by treating professionals for over 30 years and has been extensively researched. This evidence-based therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for many psychological and emotional conditions in children and adults alike.
This treatment is based on the idea that our distress is created not only by the upsetting event itself, but rather our perceptions and beliefs about the event. CBT is designed to assist clients to understand their beliefs better, develop more realistic thoughts and beliefs and therefore become able to manage their emotional wellbeing in response to stressful life events in a more effective manner.
Our approach is to support each client to develop a toolbox of strategies to support wellbeing. We work with each client in a collaborative and goal-oriented manner tailored to their individual need.
We have advanced training from both the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and the Beck Institute in Philadelphia.
Leigh is an accredited supervisor of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) through the Albert Ellis Institute and has done addition training in supervision through the Beck Institute.
Albert Ellis Institute – Supervisory Practicum
The Albert Ellis Institute is committed to the promotion of emotional and behavioral health through research, practice and training of mental health professionals in the use of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE & CBT) as a comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapy.