Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems at the moment?
You might be experiencing problems with stress and anxiety for example panic attacks or you might feel really low and find that you have lost all enjoyment in life? Perhaps you have noticed that your difficulties are affecting your relationships with people you care about and you've begun to spend more and more time on your own?
I provide a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy service (CBT) for people living in the Kerry area.
I am a trained and fully BABCP accredited CBT Therapist in Kerry with a great deal of experience of helping people with a range of problems including depression, stress and anxiety. I also have experience of working with people with physical health problems and the difficulties associated with living with these.
CBT therapy will help you to stand back from your problems and to find new ways of reacting to and dealing with challenging situations.
CBT will help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how problems are connected and how to begin to make change; we will map out your problem and look at new ways of understanding it and of coping with it differently.
In doing this, this often results is a major improvement in how you feel and live your life. You will also be equipped with new skills for dealing with any future problems.
It is really important that you receive therapy from someone who is appropriately trained and accredited and in whom you trust.
CBT has become increasingly popular over the last few years and as a result of this demand, some therapists who have limited training in CBT are calling themselves CBT therapists, even though they do not have the appropriate training. It is therefore important when choosing a CBT therapist, to establish what type of training they have had. Many therapists have covered some aspects of CBT during their training, but this does not qualify them as CBT practitioners.
For a list of recognised CBT practitioners and to find out more about CBT, please visit the Irish Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (IABCP) website.
IABCP is a branch of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I am a fully qualified CBT practitioner and have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy at Manchester. I have over thirty years of experience of working with people experiencing mental health problems. I am also BABCP Accredited as a practitioner, supervisor and trainer. I have provided therapy for many years to people from all walks of life. I have also supervised other therapists and trained students to become qualified CBT therapists.
To find out more, please have a look at my website or contact me directly and we can discuss any questions you might have.