All About CBT Therapy in Wolverhampton & the West Midlands with Psychologist Paul Lee BSc. MSc.
What is CBT Therapy?
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a psychological therapy based on the idea that “what we think (Cognition) affects the way we feel (Behave), and what we feel affects the way we think.”
It is built on five key CBT principles and directly addresses a number of ‘thinking errors’ or ‘traps’ that people frequently ‘fall into’ as a result of previously learned or socially conditioned thinking styles.
At Tranceform we can help you to cope and overcome many mental barriers and limitations using CBT’s proven methods.
By helping you to understand and manage your thoughts and beliefs we can teach you how to create different outcomes – feelings and behaviours.
As a specific strategy for change, it may be more suited to people who do not want to “go back” or “re-visit” past negative experiences in their lives and its primary focus is on your life TODAY rather than what may have ‘happened’ in the past.
Occasionally it may prove to be useful to ‘consider. past experiences and how you may be using ‘life strategies’that you learnt during those years, but the critical point within cognitive behavioural therapy is that is NOT the past affecting you TODAY, but rather how you THINK about the PAST Today!
CBT sessions are often referred by GP’s as an alternative to the prescribing of anti-depressants and has been proven to be a very effective therapeutic technique for dealing with limiting beliefs and cognitive distortions.
CBT is one of the NHS’s preferred therapies due to the fact that it produces measurable results over the course of the sessions.
What Happens During Sessions of CBT?
CBT involves uncovering, understanding and then changing those thoughts that lead to behaviours and feelings that are causing your current problems.
We will help you to “get to the bottom” of these thought patterns, see them with a more “balanced” point of view, and then set about changing those behaviours using proven tools and methods.
These ‘behaviour’ changing tools are based on the simple premise that behaviours which produce helpful outcomes tend to be reinforced and repeated, eventually becoming new habits.
Is CBT the Right Strategy for Me?
CBT does not suit every person and one of the principal reasons is that a lot of work and effort has to be put into the sessions in order to get the best results.
A great many people suffering problems are looking for some sort of ‘magical’ cure or ‘miracle’ process that allows them to make fundamental changes without having to make too many sacrifices and put in a lot of effort.
Whilst this would be really fantastic if it was true, the fact is that the only person who can really make the necessary changes is yourself, and if you are willing to put in the effort, then CBT Therapy is a proven way of doing this.
How Much Does CBT Cost?
We offer a 10 session course of advanced beliefs-based CBT (Tranceformental CBT) for £799, 5 sessions for £499, 2 sessions for £299 or a “Teach Yourself” version for £149.
All of these options include access to our 10 module online CBT training programme.
How Many Sessions of CBT Will I Need?
The number of sessions required is dependent on a number of variable factors, including (a) how long you have been suffering from your problem (this is because changing thinking patterns that have been embedded for 6 months or 20 years will require different amounts of effort and time to change), (b) the amount of hard work and effort you put in during the time in-between sessions, and (c) the depth and nature of your problem.
As a guide, people will generally attend CBT for anywhere from 10 to 30 sessions, and in some cases, longer than this.
Free Initial Consultations for CBT
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss CBT prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various therapy options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapy relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss any therapy treatments BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Overcome Your Problems with our CBT Course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different mental health problems.
Using our online learning platform, it is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support either face-to-face in the Wombourne offices, or using Zoom video facilities.
It can also be taken as a self help CBT course that will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques used throughout the mental health profession.
Areas We Serve
We offer mental health services, therapy & counselling for people living in:
- West Midlands
- South Staffordshire
For those living further afield, we also offer Online Therapy Services using Zoom.