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Teen NLP/life coaching How our children interpret what they see, hear and feel, impacts on how they see the world (their belief system), how they interact with the world, how they make choices and also shapes them to become the very special and unique people we love. Exploring and establishing new and exciting possibilities, goal setting and performance management, equipping your children with purpose, clarity of direction and control of their own desired outcomes. Building communication skills for relationship management, rapport building, setting healthy boundaries and conflict resolution. Optimising learning and developing attention span/focus, concentration levels, self management, personal organisation and independence and resilience, exam nerves/optimum performance. Specialising in anxiety, stress, sadness, low self esteem, low confidence, poor decision making, fear of failure, shame, guilt, anger, performance/exam nerves, self harm and eating disorders. However, this list is not


How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Works 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a current form of evidence-based psychological therapy recommended by NICE
(National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) as a first line intervention for many psychological disorders
CBT is well structured therapy course, providing clients with clear goals to be achieved over an agreed time frame.
Combining Cognitive Therapy, which works on identifying cognitive distortions, changing and re-framing thoughts and
memories to provoke a healthier, more helpful and productive way of thinking, with Behavioural Therapy, which looks to
change maladaptive, destructive or unhelpful behavioural patterns to enable a more positive response to situations.
Focussing on overcoming present day behavioural issues, difficult emotions and psychological problems.
Child and Teen Therapy West Sussex offers a structured course of CBT sessions for anxiety, depression, ADHD,
OCD, panic, phobias, anger, eating disorders, self harm, sleep related issues, behavioural correction,
exam/performance nerves, productivity, motivation and performance related issues.
What to expect from CBT at Child and Teen Therapy West Sussex?
As your CBT Therapist, I will work collaboratively with you, supporting and guiding you throughout.
The first session will be an evaluation session, of where problems will be discussed in detail and how they may be
affecting your every day life. The first therapy session will commence your structured course of treatment and may include the CBT techniques explained further below.
How to get the best results out of CBT
Try to fully engage in the CBT process, stick to your treatment and homework plan and be open and honest throughout
your therapy sessions. You can feel confident that your therapist at Child and Teen Therapy West Sussex is professional,
non-judgmental and discreet.

What can CBT help with?
Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Stress, Anger, Low Self Esteem, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, OCD,
Psychosis, Sleeping issues, Extreme tiredness, Pain, Exam Stress, Low performance, Productivity and Motivation

Who can have CBT?
CBT is suitable for all ages, including children. If you have an alcohol or drug dependency, it is advised that you seek help prior to CBT.
Learning new skills and coping techniques is an important part of CBT and involves exploration and confrontation of
sometimes what may be difficult and sensitive issues, so may not be suitable for people with more complex mental
health issues or learning difficulties.
Some of the CBT Techniques used at Child and Teen Therapy West Sussex
Guided Therapy
Therapist led guidance, using Socratic questioning to gather evidence, explore and challenge assumptions and
unhealthy core beliefs. Leading to a deeper understanding and insight of oneself and how to problem solve.
Cross-sectional CBT Model
To identify triggers, and unwanted thoughts, feelings, emotions, behaviours and any physiological symptoms and
learning how they influence one another.
Cognitive Reconstruction
Identifying, challenging and re-framing dysfunctional thought patterns and schemas, Negative Automatic Thoughts, Rigid
Rules, Conditional Assumptions, Negative Core Beliefs, Compensatory strategies and Cognitive Distortions. Re-framing
and replacing with more helpful strategies and healthier ways of thinking.
Journaling and Thought Records
Self monitoring symptoms and establishing thought patterns, behavioural patterns and triggers. Establishing negative
thoughts and distressing reactions, finding support to and opposing the thought and finding a balanced alternative
Balancing Thoughts
Learning how to evaluate the validity of thoughts through supporting and opposing evidence and replacing unhelpful
thoughts with a plausible, realistic or helpful alternatives.
Thought Stopping
Learning how to stop thoughts/thoughts patterns that have been identified, offering temporary relief or a regain of control.
Cognitive Diffusion and Acceptance Techniques
A variety of techniques to increase awareness of thoughts, create distance and perspective of thoughts, encourage
detachment from thoughts, changing how thoughts are internally represented by changing volume, pitch and speed,
bringing thoughts back to present, changing impact of thought by repetition.
Function Analysis (ABC Approach)
Identifying and studying what comes before, during and after behaviours allowing for a deeper understanding of internal
and external triggers and reinforcements.
Activity Scheduling and Behavioural Analysis
Identifying unhelpful behaviours and avoidances and scheduling activities that fall in line with your purpose, goals, values
and strengths. To provide a balance of physical well-being, achievement, connection and enjoyment and increase
positive emotion and motivation (PACE).
Graded Exposure and Systematic Desensitisation
Exposure to phobias or anxiety provoking situations in a safe, controlled and structured environment developing rational
understanding and desensitisation.
Gratitude Journaling
Encouraging recognition of positive personal outcomes. Promoting optimism, enhancing mindfulness and creating a
positive impact on mental, emotional and physical well being.
Controlled Breathing, Systematic Muscle Relaxation and Anchoring Techniques
Learning affective stress busting breathing and muscle relaxation exercises to reduce anxiety, stress and fight or flight
symptoms and to help in returning to or maintaining an emotional equilibrium. Developing a mental Anchor through all
five senses to help rebalance emotions .
Goal Setting and Successive Approximation
Learning goal setting, problem solving skills and how to effectively breakdown tasks in to more manageable and less
overwhelming steps.
Personal Resilience plans
Identifying action needed to protect against future setbacks and creating a resilience plan to take home to increase
awareness of triggers or any high risk situations. Signs to look out for that may indicate a setbacks, with strategies to use
in case of a relapse.

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