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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT in Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Lewis Psychology is a multi-award winning ethical business and the only cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) service in Wolverhampton to gain Service Accreditation status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). BACP Service Accreditation demands the highest standards of practice in the counselling and psychotherapy profession and is considered by many to be the highest honour in the field.

The BACP Service Accreditation helps the public and practitioners identify services providing a high standard of counselling and psychotherapy. It sets the standard to which all counselling and psychotherapy services can aspire to and demonstrates a commitment to excellence.

What is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps clients overcome their difficulties by changing their thinking, behaviour and emotional responses. CBT has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in thousands of clinical trials for many different issues.

Our emphasis is on finding solutions that work for you, so that every client can become their own therapist by applying new skills and techniques to old patterns of thinking and behaving.

We will also look at how problems are maintained. This could be because of:

  • Unhelpful behaviours (e.g. avoidance or alcohol use)
  • Thinking distortions (like catastrophising or always looking at the worst part of an experience)
  • Negative emotional states (like hopelessness, shame or guilt)
  • Physical symptoms (such as lack of energy or palpitations)
  • Life events (such as consequences from assaults or redundancy)

Clients take an active part in therapy and this is what makes it so effective. You will plan with your therapist some therapy tasks or homework between sessions. This could be completing a thought diary or completing an experiment to test rules and assumptions that we start to question or suspect are maintaining your problem.

This process gets you actively involved in your own treatment so that you can become your own therapist by applying new skills and techniques to old patterns of thinking and behaving.

Issues that people bring to CBT

The above list is not exhaustive. Our team of professional CBT counsellors deal with many issues that are not listed.

Meet our CBT team

Lewis Psychology provides the only CBT service in Wolverhampton to gain Service Accreditation status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). BACP Service Accreditation demands the highest standards of practice in the counselling and psychotherapy profession and is considered by many to be the highest honour in the field.

All Lewis Psychology practitioners have been awarded professional recognition with their respective professional bodies such as the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health Professions Council (HPC), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

As a Lewis Psychology client you can be reassured that your CBT therapist has the necessary training, skills and registration to ensure that you receive a first class and professional service.

Make an appointment for CBT

If you would like to arrange an appointment or require further information regarding CBT please telephone our Wolverhampton practice on: 01902 827808.  Alternatively fill out our online contact form and we will contact you back within 24 hours. We are open seven days a week. 

For further details of our pricing structure please visit our fees page. 

Our clients come to us via several routes: they cover the cost of CBT themselves; or an organisation contacts us and arranges and pays for one or more of their staff. Alternatively, a professional such as a solicitor or social worker may contact us to arrange CBT for their client.

Initial telephone discussion

You are welcome to contact us for a 15 minute initial telephone discussion.  This will be with a BACP senior accredited psychotherapist who will use this time to gain an understanding of how you could benefit from the services offered at Lewis Psychology. During this discussion the practitioner will help guide you towards the service that is most suitable. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the process. At this time you can decide whether you would like to book an appointment however the consultation is conducted entirely without obligation on your part.

In addition to offering face-to face services we also offer sessions via Skype, Zoom, Google hangouts or telephone. 

Lewis Psychology Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement (14 May 2020)

All appointments are currently conducted via Skype, Zoom or telephone. 

We will reopen for face to face sessions from Monday 1st June 2020. Appointments will continue to be available via Zoom, Skype and telephone. 

We have asked all staff to take additional precautions to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers. 

The measures we are taking in response to COVID-19

  • We have increased the frequency with which we clean our offices and ensure the cleaning standards are consistent with government advice.
  • Chairs will remain at least 2 metres apart.
  • We are completely paperless so no paperwork will be passed to the clients (any paperwork such as worksheets, handouts and receipts will be emailed to the client).
  • Door handles and surfaces are disinfected regularly throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitiser is available for clients and staff. 
  • Social distancing posters are displayed around the room.
  • Clients are requested to use the rear door and bypass reception completely (we are located next the the rear door).
  • Appointments times are staggered in order to maintain social distancing as much as possible. 

To reduce the risk of infection we would be grateful for your cooperation regarding the following:

  1. Do not come into the office if you, or someone you live with, has COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Do not come into the office if you have a cough, temperature or flu-like symptoms.
  3. Please attend on your own. Do not come with a friend or family member. If you need a chaperone please call to inform us before your session so arrangements can be made.   
  4. Do not come into the building more than 5 minutes before your appointment. This is to allow clients to leave without the need for social contact.  This also enables you to avoid waiting in the reception area.  
  5. Please keep 2 metres apart form your therapist at all times including entering and leaving the building and within the office. 
  6. When possible please use the lavatory before attending your appointment, this will reduce unnecessary trips within our premises and therefore reduce risk of infection.

We thank you for your cooperation.