BABCP – CBT therapist
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Adults (CBT)
About Julia O’Toole
Julia works with adults suffering with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. using CBT, a talking therapy approved by NICE (National institute for Health and care Excellence www.nice.org.uk).
Most of us have people who listen to our worries and problems all the time but sometimes, perhaps when it’s especially difficult coming to terms with a major life event, or negative thoughts and feelings become entrenched, it can be helpful to talk to a therapist who is outside of your immediate circle. Julia offers objectivity and perspective which may be difficult for people closest to you.
If you are struggling with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder); social anxiety; health anxiety or just general that is getting in the way of you living your life the way you might like, CBT is to help you become more aware of your thinking styles and behaviour, which might be playing a part in your difficulties. The insight which comes from this process can help you break out from feeling “stuck” in old patterns.
Julia finds that most people benefit from 12 – 16 sessions of CBT dependent on the type of problem and the severity and generally meets with people weekly or fortnightly.
Julia has more than 30 years of experience working in mental health settings in the NHS.
She trained in CBT at the renowned Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and has been offering this therapy in the NHS for the past 11 years as well as working with people in private practice.
- RMN – 1989
- Post Graduate Diploma in CBT – 2007
- Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC)
- British Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). www.babcp.com