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Nottingham CBT

Show Phone Number15 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2NAUK
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Opening Hours

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 15:30
Saturday
Sunday
Prices from £70 - Enquire for a fast quote from Nottingham CBT.

Popular Treatments

Panic attacks from £70
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy £70 - £95
Phobias £70 - £95
Generalised Anxiety Disorder £70 - £95
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment £70 - £95
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment £70 - £95
Treatment for Depression
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About Nottingham CBT

Hello my name is Rory Downes,

I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). 

My therapy room is located on Wheeler Gate, just off Old Market Square in Nottingham City Centre and close to convenient public transport links.

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy or as it is often referred to, 'CBT', is an evidence based psychological therapy psychotherapy which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of: depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), social anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other common mental health problems.

CBT helps individuals to understand the links between their thoughts, emotions, sensations in the body and their behaviour. In day to day situations we make appraisals of the information they receive through the physical sensations in our bodies and our five senses. This results in thoughts about ourselves, other people and the environment. Thoughts trigger emotions and a decision is made whether or not to express thoughts and feelings in our behaviour, including what we say. If an individual's thoughts are skewed more negatively then they are more likely to feel anxious, experience low in moods or suffer from low self confidence. Behaviour reflects a person's beliefs about what they need to do in order to cope with the more distressing emotions and consequently can become repetitive.

CBT uses diagrams to explain the links between symptoms which are called formulations. A typical formulation for depression might look like this:

The CBT therapist helps the client to become more aware of their patterns of thinking and ways that they can challenge them to make them more rational. 

Similarly repetitive behaviours are identified and questioned to determine whether they are helpful or unhelpful.

This understanding of the client's way of thinking and behaving forms the basis of the individual's decision about change with the aim of achieving improved emotional experience...simply feeling better!

For CBT to be successful it is essential that the client is committed to therapy and prepared to undertake work outside the sessions which may take the form of keeping a journal of thoughts and feelings, undertaking some reading or completing a behavioural exercise.. 


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Accreditations

  • BABCP - The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (UK) 
  • UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy (UK) 

Provides

Psychotherapy

Premises

Parking - The city centre has numerous car parks plus Park & Ride facility at Forest FieldsAccessible to disabled people - There is one step at the front door then a lift to reception of the first floor.Public transport access - Very close to bus and tram links. The main railway station is 10 minutes walk.Wheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parking - The city centre car parks have facilities for the disabled.Patient bathroomWireless accessOn-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency serviceText message remindersHome visitsOpen 24 hoursOpen weekends

Psychotherapy

£70 - £95
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (1 hour, 12 sessions)

What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of a range of anxiety disorders which include panic, agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias and stress.

The key feature of GAD is worry and apprehension which is out of proportion to the circumstances. Typically the subject matter is widespread and the focus of the individual's concern shifts from subject to subject. The person involved tends to find GAD difficult to control which has consequences for their ability to work and function socially. A wide range of other psychological and physical symptoms that may also be present.

Why adopt a CBT approach to treat anxiety?

The NICE guideline in 2009 considered a wide evidence base of research and  recommended CBT as the psychological treatment of choice for Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

CBT approaches have tended to reflect the changes in the way that GAD is diagnosed. Consequently, early CBT approaches for anxiety involved teaching an individual to challenge the specific content of their thoughts so that they became more rational. Other approaches have evolved that focus upon the repetitive process of worry and for instance target and individual's intolerance of uncertainty. These are often combined with applied relaxation techniques which focus upon the physical manifestations of anxiety.

£70 - £95
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (1 hour, 12 sessions)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a psychological therapy which helps individuals understand the links between their thoughts, emotions, sensations in the body and their behaviour. In day to day situations individuals make appraisals of the information they receive through the physical sensations in their body and the five senses. This results in thoughts about ourselves, other people and the environment. Thoughts trigger emotions and a decision is made whether or not to express thoughts and feelings in our behaviour, including what we say. If an individual's thoughts are skewed more negatively then they are more likely to feel anxious, experience low in moods or suffer from low self confidence. Behaviour reflects a person's beliefs about what they need to do in order to cope with the more distressing emotions and consequently can become repetitive.

CBT uses diagrams to explain the links between symptoms which are called formulations. A typical formulation for depression might look like this:

The CBT therapist helps the client to become more aware of their patterns of thinking and ways that they can challenge them to make them more rational. 

Similarly repetitive behaviours are identified and questioned to determine whether they are helpful or unhelpful.

This understanding of the client's way of thinking and behaving forms the basis of the individual's decision about change with the aim of achieving improved emotional experience...simply feeling better!

For CBT to be successful it is essential that the client is committed to therapy and prepared to undertake work outside the sessions which may take the form of keeping a journal of thoughts and feelings, undertaking some reading or completing a behavioural exercise.. 


£70 - £95
Phobias (1 hour, 6 sessions)
£70 - £95
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment (1 hour, 6 sessions)
£70 - £95
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment (1 hour, 12 sessions)
from £70
Panic attacks (15 mins)

What is a panic attack?

Panic is an intense and exaggerated response to the body's normal response to fear, excitement or stress which is often referred to as the 'fight or flight' response.

Symptoms include:

  • racing heart
  • chest pain
  • sickness
  • dizziness
  • breathlessness
  • sweating
  • shaking

The 'fight or flight' response is the bodies biological response which is triggered when the brain senses a physical threat which it interprets as potentially harmful or as a matter of survival.  The rapid physiological changes are designed to equip the human body and other organisms with the necessary speed and strength to either fight or escape in a survival situation.

The specific changes in the body are:

  •  increased blood flow to the muscles by diverting blood from other parts of the body
  •  increased blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugars and fats in order to supply the body with additional energy
  • the blood clotting function of the body to prevent excessive blood loss in the event of injury
  • increased muscle tension to provide extra speed and strength to the body

Typically individuals who experience repeated panic attacks catastrophically misinterpret their physical symptoms and create a vicious cycle.i.e a certain stimulus is interpreted as a threat, the physical sensations of the fight or flight response are experienced, these sensations are mis-interpreted as perhaps a heart attack or stroke, and this new threat intensifies the physical sensations of panic.

What happens if I experience the symptoms of panic?

If you experience the symptoms of panic you should report it immediately to you doctor who can who can try to find out what is causing the symptoms.

 
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Rory Downes

Biography:
I originally trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham where I completed a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and became a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I subsequently studied a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at the University of Birmingham and became accredited by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). During the last 15 years most of my work has been within the NHS and I have treated over 2,500 patients with common mental health problems. I am committed to continuous personal development and have also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and to Advanced level in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR). CFT is a psychotherapeutic approach that integrates elements of CBT and is particularly helpful for individuals who suffer from shame, guilt and self-criticism. EMDR is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. I have completed various supervision trainings and offer both CBT specific and generic supervision. I also maintain membership of the UKCP via the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College. Verification I am listed on Find a Therapy's website which has verified my training, membership of professional organisations and professional indemnity insurance.
Show Phone Number15 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2NAUK