Are you feeling anxious in social situations? Do you find it hard to stop or control worry? Are you feeling low and stuck in a rut? Or experiencing low self-esteem? Perhaps you’re having panic attacks or intrusive thoughts that are worrying you. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that you’re struggling to process or a phobia you want to overcome. These common difficulties can impact your enjoyment and achievements in life; leading to patterns of avoidance, procrastinating or a need to be in control.
I am a Member of the BABCP and a qualified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) therapist. I specialise in working in a collaborative and focused way to help you overcome your specific problem. CBT is an active therapy that helps you build awareness of what keeps your problem going and aims to provide you with skills and techniques to help you move forward.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
CBT recognises that everyday situations trigger patterns of negative thought that can have an impact on the way we feel; leaving us anxious or low. In turn this can have an effect on how we react to situations. A vicious cycle can be created in which the things we do reinforce our negative thought and feelings. It can be difficult to find a way out.
In our therapy sessions we would work together to understand your individual patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Our first step would be to develop your awareness of what keeps the problem going; empowering you to understand how to make changes. Then we collaborate on testing out a range of skills and strategies to break this cycle; helping you to become free from the old negative patterns and giving you the tools you need to feel good
What problems can CBT help with?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been proven within clinical research to be a highly effective form of talking therapy. CBT is recommended by NICE, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, for a range of treatments.
CBT has been shown to be effective for a range of common mental health problems including:
PTSD and Trauma
You may not feel the need to give your problems a specific label, and that's okay. At Feel Good CBT Manchester I can help you to explore and understand your individual experiences, and together we can find the right intervention to help you.
For more information about how your individual problems could be understood, take a look at the common problems page for an overview of what other people have experienced too (coming soon).
Client Feedback, Reviews and Testimonials
Female, Professional (28)
Prior to beginning therapy with Kirsty, I struggled with panic attacks, anxiety and low self-esteem. Kirsy has helped me overcome these challenges that held me back from living my life. Whilst working together we uncovered how my past life experiences had led to these struggles and practiced some techniques to help me move forward, including CBT, mindfulness and compassionate mind training. I am so glad I made the first step and reached out to Kirsty. She is supportive, empathic, compassionate and an incredible therapist. If you’re ready to conquer your struggles I would highly recommend sessions with Kirsty; she’s amazing.
Male, Student (19)
I came for sessions when I started having low moods. It was the first time it had ever happened to me and it was really stopping me going to Uni and seeing my friends. We met every other week, had 6 appointments and did tasks in between. The things we did together helped me to get a better routine and it lifted my mood. I would definitely go back for more sessions in the future.
Mother of female client (15)
Kirsty helped my daughter with she was having thoughts about self-harm. We were really worried about her and didn’t want to wait for CAMHS. My daughter felt comfortable with Kirsty and therapy helped her to not self-harm and to grow in confidence too. Thank you for your help.