Leslie Rossouw Therapy Psychology in South West London

"If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life" - Abraham Maslow

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a time-limited active therapy which in it’s most basic form looks at the links between our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical states to help us understand what keeps a problem going, and then moves us on to find solutions to our problems through practicing strategies (both cognitive and behavioural) which alleviates our distress. CBT relies heavily on clients doing work (reflection, written work, behavioural experiments) in-between sessions to strengthen learning and bring about change sooner. CBT can offer clients a deep understanding of their difficulties, as well as practical, hands on solutions to enable change and growth.

CBT is particularly suited to support clients suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, such as Depression, PTSD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, OCD, Health Anxiety, Specific phobias (such as fear of snakes or spiders, or fear of flying, vomitphobia and more) and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). CBT can also be useful to work with low self-esteem.

My work is mainly based on CBT, although due to my background, I work creatively and cross-diagnostically, drawing on psychological theory to strengthen the treatment approach for each client individually.

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