Steve is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and EMDR therapist working in Newcastle and across Teesside. He is also a clinical supervisor and guest lecturer for Teesside University on the CBT Post Graduate Diploma.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help people manage their problems by changing the way they think and therefore behave. It is often successfully used to treat anxiety and depression, but is useful for a range of mental and physical health problems, in addition to related issues like sleep etc. CBT can help you deal with your negative thoughts and behaviours in a more positive way, therefore changing your emotions. CBT recognises that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected and can trap you in a vicious cycle where negative thoughts become dominant.
I have full accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). Accreditation means that I have had comprehensive post graduate training in CBT and involves me demonstrating my competency to the highest standard. This competency is regularly monitored and ensures that I keep up to date with evidence based research and the application of skills and techniques.