Tracey Patrick works as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist here at the York Clinic on a Wednesday.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of depression and many types of anxiety. Tracey is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) which is recommended for the treatment of many anxiety disorders including PTSD.
Tracey writes, “CBT enables me to work with people in a way that helps them understand their difficulties and develop practical skills to enhance their wellbeing. It is a ‘common-sense’ approach and is based on scientific evaluation and is effective in working with:
“Working together we will explore the relationship between your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. This will enable us to have a shared understanding of how the difficulty is being maintained. As we progress through therapy you will develop a range of strategies to help you overcome the problem and feel more in control of daily life. We will enable you to be your own therapist.”
Tracey has full accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). Accreditation means that she has had comprehensive post graduate training in CBT and involves her demonstrating her competency to the highest standard. This competency is regularly monitored and ensures that she keep up to date with evidence based research and the application of skills and techniques.
Accreditation is important. Even if you choose not to use her service please ensure that your CBT therapist is accredited with the BABCP.
If you would like to know more about how CBT or EMDR may help you then please do give her a call or email her.