With 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem each year, here at one2one we are committed to treating the whole person, not just your body. We believe that a healthy mind means a healthy body and good mental health is essential for recovery, performance and overall wellbeing.
We are proud to have a team of highly skilled professionals at One2one Therapy to help you achieve optimum mental, emotional & physical wellbeing.
Dr Helen Watkins is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience of working with people with a wide range of difficulties affecting their psychological wellbeing. She currently works in both the NHS and independent practice and is offering face to face appointments in One2One therapy. For more information about Helen including details about how to contact her for a free 15 minute telephone consultation please see the link to her Psychology Today profile:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. Its most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.
Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
Counselling can help you cope with:
- a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder
- an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility
- a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
- difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
- other issues, such as sexual identity
At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who'll listen and support you without judging or criticising. The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they won't usually give advice or tell you what to do. You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months, or a longer course that lasts for several months or years. It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress, but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your therapist.