I have experience working with a wide variety of clients and a passion for helping people. I'm a registered member of the BACP - the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK. I've previously assisted with a CBT Diploma Course.
I provide CBT with a modern self-compassion focus in my Glasgow office, or online via Zoom or over the phone. I tailor a treatment plan in collaboration with each client to provide a bespoke service for the maximum effect in as few sessions as possible. Average anxiety levels reported by clients fall by over 60% in 6 sessions and for some this is much more.
Usually between 6 and 12 sessions is optimal, and we discuss this from the outset. CBT isn't open-ended, it's designed to make a big impact on your wellbeing and functioning in a short amount of time. Often clients feel confident to end therapy before the initial planned course, we review things regularly and it's great to do a final session early when this happens. With that being said you can always come back in the future, whether for a one off 'booster session', of if events have led you requiring a bit of extra support we can set some new goals and work towards them too. Clients often find it a comfort to know they don't have to be on their own with mental health issues ever again, even if the vast majority don't need further help.
My speciality and passion is in helping people discover and nurture their self-esteem and become more comfortable with themselves and their emotions. This can have a dramatic effect on depression and all types of anxiety, including OCD, panic, and in particular social anxiety. It can also really help people experiencing addiction, anger difficulties or pesky procrastination, as well as people who may just feel a bit down or dissatisfied with life as it is.
CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is an evidence-based treatment for many psychological conditions. It's used widely in the NHS and around the world. It's based on an accepted understanding that our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and even many physical sensations (often including muscle tension, headaches & IBS) are connected. Increasing our awareness of these processes in ourselves empowers us to make conscious positive changes. It requires some effort on your part but you'll be supported to do this and the benefits are profound. I firmly believe almost everyone could benefit from some CBT. Even if you've had therapy before, and whatever the outcome, all therapists are different, and often NHS or other services are so time/resource limited that the effect is also limited, even when using CBT. At Robert Brown CBT we move along at a pace that works for you, more in line with how CBT should be.
It turns out a great deal of what adversely affects our self-esteem and self-worth is a self-critical mindset we often learn in childhood. Discovering that this isn't your fault, that we're all human and merely trying to get on as best we can may sound silly or even confusing, but with some help we can begin to make it an outlook which helps you to be kinder to others and more importantly much kinder to yourself. You may as well be friends with yourself!
Compassionate CBT blends classic CBT with a Compassion Focussed Therapy ethos. If you find you blame yourself (and/or others) for all your problems, or are prone to strong feelings of guilt or shame Compassionate CBT can help you re-appraise the situation in a supportive and non-judgemental space.
Sessions are £38 each during normal office hours and £42 in the evening. Sessions last for 50 minutes. You pay in advance for the first session when you make a booking. At end of the first session you pay in advance for the next session and so on.
The office is currently closed due to the Covid lockdown, hopefully it will be re-opened in the middle of July subject to guidance from the Scottish Government. Sessions are therefore only available online via zoom (a simple to set up app like Skype) or over the phone just now.
Sessions are 1 to 1 therapy sessions
Sessions can be re-scheduled with more than 24hrs notice by text or phone.
Sessions are charged in the event of cancellation within 24hrs of an appointment or in the event of no-show. The following appointment will be offered at £20 if booked within a month of the missed appointment
Cash, Card or Bank Transfer Accepted
I provide CBT in Glasgow City Centre at 70 West Regent Street, or Online or by Phone to people across the UK. You can see exactly when is available and book appointments directly at the bottom of this page, or click send a message if you would like to ask a question. Please note office appointments are suspended while the UK in in Covid-19 lockdown.
Caledonian Suite, 70 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 2QZ