Men are disturbed not by things but by the views which they take of them – Epictecus
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the preferred route recommended by doctors and NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for emotional disorders such as stress, anxiety, depression and anger. The philosophy of CBT is that it’s not the things in life that disturb you but the beliefs that you hold about these things.
Unfortunately we can’t wave a magic wand and go back in time to change the things that have happened in the past but we can help to change the beliefs that are held about the problem. Once we change those beliefs we can quickly move on from the things that have been holding us back and lead a much more fulfilled, happy, stress free life. A course of CBT usually only last for 6 – 10 sessions and huge results can be made in that time. It is a quick form of therapy that is process driven – once the process is learned it can be applied to many other areas of life by the client who is then far more in control of all emotional situations that arise in the future. They become empowered and understanding of how to change things for themselves and can grow in emotional intelligence.
CBT can be used to help with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, eating disorders, panic attacks, social anxiety, IBS and sleep disorders amongst other issues. It can also be combined with EMDR to help those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Nicola Evans has worked as a clinical hypnotherapist for over 10 years and has also trained as a coach and practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). More recently she has trained with the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Bath for over two years studying both their Diploma in CBT/REBT and their Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT and then finally their Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapy and works with one of the world’s leading international coaching teams based in the USA.
Nicola will happily work with clients in any one of these areas or, depending on what they want to achieve, can combine various types of therapy to help achieve a good outcome.
Nicola’s preferred route to help people is to coach them to help them clarify their vision and direction, create an action plan and overcome any challenges that are holding them back using CBT as a way to do that quickly, effectively and without going back over past traumas in great length. In effect this is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Coaching which helps to move on from any emotional disturbances which might be holding a client back and helping them lead a happier, more fulfilled, stress free life and showing them opportunities that are out there for them which might well have been overlooked or indeed never even considered.
She is a member of the Hypnotherapy Society and the Association for Coaching.