Suheyla Hussein of Mind Remedies therapy and counselling is an HPC registered and BABCP accredited Chartered Counselling Psychologist. She has over 6 years experience which includes working in both the private and public sector with clients who experience mild, moderate and severe and enduring mental health problems providing short term and long term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Suheyla currently works in the NHS providing brief CBT to clients with difficulties ranging from OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, eating disorders and Depression. She has also worked with adolescents, providing therapy for a wide range of difficulties. Suheyla uses the CBT model of therapy, which is enhanced with ACT, Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Schema focused techniques and EMDR.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
CBT can help with depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Eating Disorders, low self –esteem, childhood trauma and phobias. It may be necessary to explore childhood and adolescent experiences, however, the focus of the therapy will primarily be on the ‘here and now’ with an understanding of how childhood experiences may be affecting life now.
CBT aims to help the individual link their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to establish any unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that may be keeping their problems going. CBT is a brief and goal focused therapy, which has a focus on tasks in-between sessions so that the individual can learn new more helpful behaviours, which will improve mood. Tasks in-between sessions, are likely to involve facing fears to test out their beliefs and predictions in certain situations.
The work in-between sessions will be decided in the session in a collaborative manner applying the rule that behaviour change can take place in a small (or specific) and measurable way and the client will decide what behaviour changes are achievable and realistic to them. The role that thinking has is fundamental as thoughts often maintaining symptoms. In a collaborative manner the client can learn new more adaptive ways of thinking about themselves, the world, and others, which will serve to lessen their distress and enhance their emotional well-being. CBT aims to provide clients with a set of tools or skills that they can apply to many problem situations and/or events in their life.