Learning to accept the unacceptable...
CBT is a talking therapy. It is a process led, evidence based approach to therapy. NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommend CBT as the first intervention for depression, and it is also very effective with a range of anxiety disorders. There are many other problems that CBT is helpful with too, so please feel free to make contact to discuss your own needs.
Depression and anxiety are the two most common emotional problems that people seek help with, and both of these conditions respond well to CBT, and also to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), together with various other approaches to acceptance. Seeking help can often be difficult, but it is the first step toward getting better. As we learn to accept unpleasant features in ourselves, others and in the world around us, we begin to experience the healthy emotional benefits.
Learning to accept ourselves as fallible human beings with both healthy and unhealthy tendencies is a challenge, but the benefits are great. We all have a tendency to depreciate or reject ourselves for a whole range of reasons. Learning to take a more compassionate and self-accepting attitude is all part of maintaining mental health and emotional well-being.
My name is Ian Martin and I'm an accredited (AREBT) Psychotherapist with practises in Central, South and South-West London. I'm also a Senior Lecturer with The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in Central London (www.ccbttherapies.org.uk). I see clients at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton, and in private practise in Central London.
See below for my contact details...
Please feel free to make contact with any queries you might have about therapy, and I will always do all that I can to help.