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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) &

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps the client uncover and alter distortions of thought or perceptions which may be causing or prolonging psychological distress.

CBT is used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, & phobias. Research has shown CBT to be very effective at helping people come to terms with negative thoughts emotions and behavioural consequences and is recommended under NICE Guidelines for a variety of psychological disorders.

The therapist and client work as a team to resolve the client's issues. CBT helps people identify negative / maladaptive thoughts that lead to negative emotions. Clients are helped to realise it is not the negative events in themselves that cause emotional upset, but in fact their thoughts and beliefs about that situation that causes the distress which then impact their behaviours.

The client is then helped to achieve realistic thinking for lasting change. With the therapist's encouragement the client can ground these changes in their daily lives through actively making behavioural changes. CBT is goal focused with the emphasis on agreed tasks to be completed by the client in-between sessions to embed the changes that the client is wanting to make linked to their goals for therapy.

Intensive Trauma Focused CBT Therapy

Jacky offers a bespoke Intensive Trauma Focused CBT Therapy package over a once a day frequency, or provided over an all day long frequency for 1-2 days and also over a period of weeks e.g 1-2 days a week then a break and then a further 1-2 days the following week until the treatment is complete. This intensive method of Trauma Focused CBT delivery has shown to provide a rapid recovery time in around half the amount of weekly delivered sessions.


Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a cognitive behavioural approach to treatment. According to this therapy, emotional and behavioural ailments are the result of irrational thoughts, assumptions and beliefs.

This therapy identifies those problematic and erroneous areas and replaces them with more rational, reality-based thoughts and perspectives.

REBT, since its inception, has flourished and spawned a variety of other cognitive-behaviour therapies. Its effectiveness, short term nature, and low cost are major reasons for its wide acceptance and popularity.


The goal is to help clients develop a rational philosophy that will allow them to reduce their emotional distress and self-defeating behaviours. A number of techniques are used in this approach, such as rational emotive imagery, homework assignments, desensitisation, and assertiveness exercises.

The goal is freedom from emotional upheaval and a more authentic and joyful engagement in life.




Online/Remote/Virtual Therapy has shown to be equally effective as in person therapy, both in emerging research and from my personal experience and client feedback and recovery results.

One of the more exciting developments in treating trauma is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Originally formulated by Dr Francine Shapiro in 1989…

It is important that sessions are regular, usually at a frequency of once a week, although Intensive EMDR sessions can be organised. Missed or cancelled sessions are chargeable…

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