Les Clark

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Phone : 07905204256 - Email : lesclark1010@gmail.com

What is Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy?

CBP is an ‘evidence based’ therapy which uses techniques which have been scientifically researched and substantially proven to have high levels of effectiveness in addressing a full range of psychological disorders and human problems. The overall goal of Therapy is to help you to learn to become your own therapist by supporting you to build your own skills and to re-gain control in your life. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, often shortened to CBT, is a very practical treatment which offers choices to clients about how to make the changes in their lives which they choose.
What do you do in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy sessions?

At the start, your difficulties are very clearly identified and mapped out by you and the therapist together, from this you then identify specifically what you want to change and to achieve and you set some therapy goals. The therapist then works with you offering techniques which are proven to be helpful. In each session, work is designed for you to do, building skills between sessions, a little like a personal fitness trainer would give you exercises to do. This way progress is mapped out and as you move towards you identified goals you record progress to make sure the therapy is valuable and your progress is clear.
Why come for cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy?

It is often too difficult to do it alone without expert guidance and support. Also if you keep doing things the same you get the same results. The skills you will learn, when successful, are designed to be used all of your life, to be healthy psychologically. What kinds of difficulties do I work with?
People seek Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy therapy for a range of issues, They reach a point in there life where they want to make changes to stop their suffering. Generally speaking I work with Anxiety, depression and trauma, and I am trained to work with both children and adults. Some examples of work I undertake with clients:

What is my experience? I have been delivering therapy and working in psychological services for over 30 years. I have worked in many psychological services both NHS and local government, for example, Social Services, Educational Psychology Service, Adult Psychological Services, Secondary and Primary care, Child and adult In-patient Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. I have been delivering Supervision to child and adult therapy services, Therapists, Medical staff and Psychotherapists for over 20 years. I have been providing training for mental Health professionals over this period also. I am specifically trained to design an effective individual treatment plan for you and your specific difficulties and functioning because no two people are alike.