Are you struggling with any of the following?
Low self esteem
Panic and anxiety attacks
Intrusive or worrysome thoughts
The Physical symptoms of anxiety
The psychological effects of being bullied
If so Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) could be right for you. Lots of studies have shown that CBT is very effective for all of these issues.
What is CBT?
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
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.
Learn more about CBT
If you're ready to:
Feel calmer and more in control
Wake up ready to take on the day rather than dreading the day
Stop fighting a battle with your own body and mind
Start to fully enjoy all that you have and have achieved
Feel lighter and more peaceful
Learn practical tools and techniques to manage anxiety
Commit to doing things each day that will help your wellbeing
Then individual one to one CBT sessions will be perfect for you.
YOU CAN BOOK A CBT SESSION NOW FOR £85 OR A BLOCK OF 10 for £750
FIRST BOOK YOUR FREE CALL
Use the contact page to book your completely free call. This call usually lasts between 30-45 mins. No commitment, no pressure just a chance to discuss whats been going on for you and whether any of the therapies I offer could help.If we agree that CBT is the best way forward it will look something like this:
Before our first session I’ll send you some questionnaire to help us identify the main issues we need to work through.
We’ll kick things off properly with an initial assessment chat for 60-90 minutes. I know that by the time you see me you’ve already been struggling for some time and you probably want to start feeling better ASAP, right? So I always try to work on some techniques to bring a little relief straight away.
We’ll spend the rest of the time working out what’s been going on and start to set up some treatment plans using my unique approach. It involves combining techniques from all of the areas of my expertise to produce powerful changes that are tailored to you and your circumstances.
If needed we may combine some therapies such as CBT with mindfulness or aspects of eye movement desensitisation and reprogramming (EMDR). Either way I always incorporate lots of practical tools, techniques and exercises into our sessions.
You can expect our individual sessions to look a bit like this:
Making sense of what’s been going on.
Why you? Why this problem? Why now?
Knowing what you’re aiming for is key. But whether you just want to learn some techniques to manage how you feel and get on with your life without anxiety interfering every day, or you want to know if there are some deeper issues that they need to heal, we’ll work through it together, focusing on what’s important for you.
Managing the physical effects of anxiety.
Anxiety affects us physically as well as mentally. It can have a huge impact, so if that sounds like you, then we will definitely be addressing this.
Taking back control.
A key part of what I do. Almost everyone I see is struggling with managing their thoughts. So if you’re fighting a battle with your own mind we’ll find a way to help you cope more effectively.
Managing any unhelpful behaviours caused by anxiety.
Anxiety can make us act in ways that don’t seem like the true us. It might be avoiding things you used to enjoy, doing things you’re not proud of, or even acting in ways that aren’t helpful or usual. We’ll get to the bottom of this to help you create new, positive habits.
Learning to manage other people and external situations.
Unfortunately it’s a fact of life that you may find yourself surrounded by difficult individuals, toxic or stressful situations and life pressures. But we can develop some ways to manage these situations without overthinking, over stressing and triggering negative spirals.
Talking about our problems and expressing our needs.
I know that those around you care and want to help, but I also know how hard it can be to speak about your feelings so you don’t feel like a burden. I can help you plan how to have a productive discussion about what you’re experiencing, how they can help you effectively and how to react when you feel at a crisis point.
Self management strategies.
Before you finish our package we’ll talk about how you’re going to manage going forwards and what you can do if any similar issues arise in the future.
Session round ups.
I understand it’s easy to forget everything we discuss in session so these round ups will keep you on track. Each one features a quick summary of our discussions, any key points that came up and directions for any tasks that you agreed to do.
And that’s not all…
Outside of our sessions, I’m here for you. That means you get access to a whole range of resources, and of course, ME.
You will have access to all of my self help materials, worksheets, handouts and workbooks if needed and I can also make book recommendations if we think it’s right for you. I’m always on top of the key books around anxiety and trauma so I’ll point you in the right direction based on what we discuss. Much better than scrolling Amazon and reading all those reviews for hours on end, right?
Finally, you have my unwavering belief and faith in you. So if a problem crops up or you just want to ask a quick question shoot me over an email and I’ll do my best to answer within 24 hours.
What people are saying about CBT with me
I came to see Natasha because I was struggling with social phobia and found it difficult to do easy daily tasks such as going to the shop. She was very easy to talk to and I felt like she understood me and she really helped me. During sessions she helped me identify my negative thoughts and counter them and also helped me overcome my physical symptoms. I’ve made a massive improvement after seeing Natasha and I’m incredibly happy with the progress I made! I highly recommend her, she’s amazing!
Thank you so much for helping me, I’m very happy with my progress. :))
CBT Client Nottingham
When I reached out to Natasha I was struggling very badly with POCD. I could barely live my life with all the complex avoidances I had, I spent most of my day anxiously trying to combat and disprove irrational and intrusive thoughts.
Due to my fear being around something as taboo as paedophilia, I was far to afraid to go to a GP for fear of misdiagnosis. So I reached out to Natasha due to her specialty and experience with anxiety disorders like OCD!
Together we discussed and placed all my avoidances and compulsions in a hierarchy that we went through week by week. She supported me through any new fears that popped up through the ERP, and helped me fully understand how my anxiety works and how to keep it at bay. I told her things I never thought I’d be able to tell, which ultimately helped me get past OCD!
My life now is a million times better than before. I’m once again able to just enjoy life! I can watch movies, read comics, play video games, hang out with friends and just do fun things that I always enjoyed, but that had become very complicated due to my anxiety. Of course my OCD is still there and pops up every now and again. Both with old topics and new ones but through my work with Natasha I am able to quickly recognise a thought as OCD and just move on with my life. I think the most important thing I’ve learned is to not be afraid of fear. Just because something makes you anxious or afraid does not mean it’s worth your time. Not everything that might possibly happen will, and it does not need to be worried over so much. You’re just ruining your own day!
I would definitely recommend Natasha for anyone who is struggling with anxiety of any kind. No matter how terrible you think the topic is she’ll definitely be here to help!
CBT Client – Nottingham
What can I say- I’m writing this email sitting on the terrace in the glorious sunshine! (something I doubt have done before).
I had an idea of the type of person I wanted to work with: someone with experience of working with Mot difficulties someone well qualified; female; and someone who practiced within walking distance of me.
I read quite a few profiles and shortlisted two or three – you were in the shortlist. I liked your profile because you met all my criteria, but also because you mentioned mindfulness, hypnotherapy and sense of humour. That made me feel like you would understand the bigger picture of my recovery journey from CFS and how the OCD came about, which seemed important. And I always like to work with someone I can laugh with – I find it hard to connect with people who are too serious.
After our first session, I felt really good about us working together. I liked you straight away (I know that’s an intangible thing that you can’t really plan for!). You also gave me confidence that you could help – by mentioning other people you had helped with OCD, and explaining the effectiveness of therapy. And I came away with homework on my first day, which made me feel like I was already taking some positive action.
I also like the environment. I didn’t know what type of place I was coming to, as I chose you rather than the place. It wasn’t a deciding factor but it is nice to come to somewhere light and airy and peaceful. It just adds to the overall package of ‘nice experience with Natasha!’
CBT Client- Nottingham
I am so happy that I came to see Natasha. It’s funny but I didn’t really ever identify with experiencing trauma.
At times during my childhood my father was mentally unwell and I often had to go to live with my grandmother. I also witnessed quite a serious accident where a child died when I was just 9. I always thought trauma was for people who had been hurt deliberately or been in a car accident or something like that.
Natasha helped me see that there doesn’t have to be blame in trauma and that people can be traumatised by accidents or by people that love them dearly. We are especially vulnerable as children. I initially just wanted help with panic attacks as the therapy I had with the NHS didn’t work for me. I didn’t link my panic with my past experiences at all. It seems obvious now but at the time I just didn’t make the connection. Natasha was kind and caring and she skilfully helped me link my past with my present.
We saw each other for 12 sessions and used a number of different techniques. We did rapid transformational therapy, and CBT coaching.
By the end my panic attacks had reduced significantly which was my original goal but also I feel so much lighter, so much more positive and so much happier. I didn’t realise all the weight I was carrying until Natasha helped me lift it off. I am so grateful for my time with Natasha and would urge anyone thinking of seeing her to at least book in one session.
CBT & EMDR Client- Mansfield
Just WOW. When I came to see Natasha I’d been having counselling for quite some time.
The counselling had been good in that it helped me start to understand how all of my childhood experiences had impacted upon me, why I tended to worry a lot of the time and why (even though I was outwardly successful) I didn’t ever really feel good enough. This new understanding was great but I didn’t really know what to do with it. I understood it all but it didn’t stop me feeling the same. I wanted some practical help to move me on to the next level from understanding to freeing myself from it’s hold.
I opted for RTT and some CBT coaching sessions. All I can say is WOW. The RTT was so powerful and really helped me see how my parents had loved me but not really been able to show it at the time. I was able to forgive them, forgive myself and start to move on. I felt able to have an open and honest conversation with them for the first time and now our relationship is improving every day. We used our coaching / CBT sessions to focus on my worry and how to manage it. I did have to put in a lot of work and really challenge myself but I’m happy to say that I don’t worry half as much as I used to. I’m able to let my hair down a little bit and start to enjoy myself.
If you have the chance to work with Natasha, just do it. It’s really had a positive impact on my life and I can’t recommend her enough.
CBT Client- Nottingham
I came to see Natasha after I had started having panic attacks at work. I’m a nurse so I couldn’t hide away, everyone would have noticed. I eventually ended up off sick and miserable.
Natasha talked me through the biology of anxiety and panic and helped me see where I was making things worse for myself. I learnt some really helpful relaxation techniques to hep me cope in the short term and then we worked on managing my panic in the long term.
I learnt that escaping my panic was just making it worse so I practiced pushing myself out of my comfort zone and doing things that I found hard. Natasha supported me all the way and with her help it seemed easy.
I’m now back at work and living my life.
I can’t thank Natasha enough.
CBT Client- Derby
I suffer with anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia. I have had three significant periods off work as a result and I was prescribed medication by my GP that I did not want to be on. It got to the point that I felt completely helpless. I could not understand what was going on and why it kept happening. I decided to seek hep from a therapist which is when I came across Natasha.
During our first session I found myself spilling out all of my thoughts and worries. Natasha helped me to feel like I was in safe hands right away. She helped me learn about my symptoms in a way that made so much sense to me and having this understanding was a massive step in the right direction.
With Natasha you are encouraged to do tasks in your own time such as reading and listening to audios. This helped me feel proactive in my own recovery.
She has helped me to really figure out what is important to me in my life and make the necessary changes. I had come hoping to be able to rid myself of my anxious symptoms but we did so much more than that. we really got to the root of what causing me to feel like this. As a result I have redesigned my whole life.
I would highly recommend meeting with Natasha if you are in a situation where you are not able to live the life you want. You have a real opportunity for positive change and I cannot thank her enough for her support.
PS: I do really mean all of this. You have made a profound difference to my life. and I’m sure you will get lots of clients who can learn so much from you.
CBT Client Nottingham
Thank you so much. I have progressed so much since I had CBT with you. I have been having panic attacks for a long time now and my world has been getting smaller and smaller. I started staying in more to avoid the attacks but over time I started to find it hard to leave the house. I knew I knew I needed help but was too scared to talk to my doctor. I started working online with Natasha and the exercises and therapy have helped me start to manage my anxiety. So much so I’m able to get out of the house, go the G.P and get the help I need.
CBT Client- Chesterfield
I had been struggling with a general sense of anxiety for some time. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it as I had nothing to be anxious about really, but I found myself getting caught up in anxious thought spirals. I was starting to worry all of the time and it was getting me down. I wasn’t sure if I needed therapy but after I spoke with Natasha, she gave me hope that I could change things. We did CBT and it was quite practical based. I loved the exercises and found them really easy to follow.
It has helped me start to understand why I am getting so trapped in this cycle of worry and helped me start to see some ways of getting out. I would definitely recommend CBT with Natasha.
CBT Client- Mansfield
I’d been struggling with OCD for quite a while when I came to see Natasha. I’d been trying a combination of “managing” it, hiding it, denying I even had it and just giving in to it.
I was checking things a lot and people at work had started to notice that I was hanging back in the evenings to check the cupboards and shutters were locked. I had to check every cupboard in my flat, every window, every door and every electrical appliance before I went to bed. I had even started taking pictures of my appliances turned off so I could reassure myself later in the day that everything at home was switched off.
I’f I’m honest it was exhausting. Natasha was so understanding and worked with me to slowly stop all of my checking. I won’t lie, I’m always going to be a slightly anxious person and I’ll always check my doors and windows at night but I’ve finally got my OCD and checking under control.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. x
IS BUILT ON HONESTY…
I’m on your team but I will also always be absolutely honest with you.
So if you want something that can’t be done can’t be achieved or might take longer than our time together, I will tell you. If you’re doing things that are not helping or contributing to your recovery I will let you know. Because if we want to create change that lasts, we have to be honest with ourselves and each other.
I’m dedicated to making sure you get the outcomes you want, which is why I don’t take on endless clients to fill the books.
I only work with people that I know I can help and that I know have the ability to make changes.
YOU CAN BOOK YOUR CBT SESSIONS NOW FOR £85 (A BLOCK OF 10 FOR £800)
Each session and treatment plan is tailored to you, so without understanding the way you feel, or the specific issues you face it can be tricky to estimate the number of sessions you will need.
However, based on my experience, most people find that they need between 6-8 sessions to make a positive change in their life.
WHERE TO FIND ME
If you are interested in making a powerful change in your life, that lasts, we can either work together online via secure video link or at my Nottingham base – The Magnolia Therapy Centre, 354 Mansfield Road Carrington, NG5 2EF