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What happens in CBT?

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CBT is a talking therapy that considers the thoughts, attitudes, emotions and behaviours of the patient, as clinical psychologist Catherine Atnas explains. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://staging-thechelseapsychologyclinic.kijodev.com

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy looks at the thoughts and the behaviours. And so what typically will happen is that your therapist and you will work very collaboratively together in order to get a joint understanding of what happens in your mind, how you feel, what might be happening in your body, and what you then do in specific situations. And initially, you’ll start to really share this understanding by drawing out some vicious cycles and seeing how it all fits together, and then after that, you might look at some very practical ways of starting to break that cycle. Now, that might involve trying to think about things in a slightly different way or trying to kind of think about things in a more helpful way sometimes, and it might also look at specific things that you can do differently in order to stop the behaviours from reinforcing some of the thoughts you might be having.

Dr Catherine Atnas

Dr Catherine Atnas

19 June 2022

"Dr Catherine Atnas is a Clinical Psychologist with considerable experience working in primary and secondary care settings, as well as working within acute mental health settings within the NHS."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.