CBT Manchester will help you see things differently and make small changes that can significantly improve your life.
“Change the way you see things, and the things you see will change”
‘Gary is a great and skilful therapist. He is kind, patient and a good listener. Through his skill and softness I have come a long way. He has a deep understanding of how the mind works and has empowered me to reach a much better place in my life‘ (Michael P. Manchester)
CBT Manchester is a talking therapy that can help you manage your current difficulties and challenges by looking at alternative ways of handling your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on how we interpret our current events in our lives that determines our feelings rather than the situation itself. It’s the meaning and consequent thoughts that determine our feelings.
“Change your thoughts and you’ll change your world”
‘I was advised by my doctors to try CBT therapy and Gary came highly recommended. He has guided me through some extremely difficult times and showed me essential coping mechanisms to assist me with life’s challenges. Without Garys support I dread to think how my life would be right now. He is extremely knowledgable, kind, supportive and has a calming personality. I had no issues opening up to him about deep rooted issues as well as current problems. I definitely recommend Gary to all those that require a little help with their mental health issues‘. (Lawrence S. Manchester)
CBT Manchester aims to give tools that can help you manage your current difficulties in a more helpful way. It encourages you to become more aware of how your present behaviours and thoughts effect the way you feel. Once we are more aware of how thoughts, feelings and behaviours all interact with each other, we are then in a better position to begin making small changes regarding our actions (behaviours) and thoughts. Therefore when changing what you do (behaviours) as well as thinking differently (cognitive) can usually make you feel better about your situation and your life.
‘When I started coming to Gary, my life was in a mess, but I had never opened up to anybody before about my issues and was very nervous about the whole therapy thing. However Gary with his professionalism and warm personality really helped me to get to know myself and helped me cope with my struggles, both big ones and small ones. For a few months I could not cope without our weekly sessions and I looked forward the whole week to meeting up. Thankfully Gary had given me enough tools to cope with life and my daily struggles and I can honestly say my quality of life has never been better‘. (Sam A., Manchester)
Our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are all interconnected, sometimes leading to a negative cycle which can be difficult to break on one’s own. The CBT therapist acts as a coach to help you slowly change that vicious cycle into a more positive cycle of helpful actions and a more balanced way of looking at situations. This leads to better overall emotional well-being.
Although it can be helpful to talk over the past and understand how our backgrounds have influenced our lives, CBT mostly emphasises ways to improve your emotional well-being now.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommends CBT as the treatment of choice for a number of problems including anxiety, depression, general worry, shyness, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety and OCD. CBT therapy has also been found to be extremely helpful for other issues such as fears & phobias, low self-esteem, anger issues, assertiveness, procrastination, perfectionism, sleep problems, stress (including work stress and bullying), work life balance as well as weight issues (see CBT for weight loss).
CBT therapy sessions are usually scheduled once a week at the beginning of therapy and then move to fortnightly sessions at a later stage. The number of therapy sessions depends on your individual situation as well as your goals for therapy where therapy can be anywhere from six weeks up to six months.
For more information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, ‘NHS Choices’ have useful information about CBT (NHS Choices CBT Information).
We also offer services for other challenges like relationship anxiety. See following link for more details: Relationship Counselling Manchester
I am registered as a provider of CBT Therapy with a number of health care insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP, Standard Life and many others. See my BUPA profile here on the BUPA Consultant Finder section of the website.
Besides being registered as a provider of services with various health insurance companies, I am also a registered and accredited member of the lead organisation for CBT in the UK: British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Search for my profile at ‘The online register for CBT in the UK at The CBT Register UK .
Whether you looking for CBT therapy in Prestwich or Salford (North Manchester) or Wilmslow, Cheadle or Hale (South Manchester) then be in touch for a free initial phone conversation to discuss your needs.
‘Gary is easy to talk to and very supportive. I’m glad I came to him when I was experiencing difficulty managing anxiety. I’m now back to feeling myself again and Gary has taught me to understand how I can better manage anxiety in the future. I’d recommend Gary if you need any support – it really does help‘. Zoey R. Manchester
Call Gary on 07931721637 or email me at email@example.com to find out how CBT Manchester can teach you the understandings and tools of cognitive behavioural therapy that can significantly change your life.
If you would prefer to discuss the possibility of CBT Skype sessions perhaps because you are not able to attend CBT Therapy sessions at my consulting rooms, then please see my option about Online Therapy via Skype for more details.
“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts”
I initially visited Gary during a really challenging and stressful time in my life, and felt that some additional support would be helpful. Following an initial meeting with Gary to agree what my expectations of therapy were, and what support Gary felt would also be beneficial, we arranged a meetings at a pace that was determined by myself. Meetings were led by me, and I was able to share my thoughts and experiences without ever feeling like I was being judged. Gary asked questions that prompted me to explore my feelings and enabled me to reflect upon my thoughts and feelings, to help me to understand why I thought and felt the way I did at that time. Gary has supported me to identify ‘milestones’ and agree actions to work towards in terms of my thoughts, and this has been particularly helpful, enabling me to progress and manage my anxiety.
I was very clear when I commenced therapy that I needed longer term support and did not want to feel rushed in any way. Gary has supported this and I have felt in control of the pace and frequency of meetings which has been particularly reassuring for me.(Paul D, Salford Manchester)