Therapy CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Frank Baker

I am a cognitive behavioural therapist. I offer face to face sessions from my private practice in Islington, North London and I also offer online video sessions. Due to the Covid situation, currently I am only offering online sessions.

I specialise in working with depression, certain anxiety disorders and low self-esteem.

I provide a confidential service to adults aged 18 and over.

I understand that it can be quite difficult to make the decision to begin therapy and so in the CBT sessions I like to create a welcoming and informal environment in which you will feel comfortable to speak about the problems that you may be facing.

Free Consultation

During the consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss the difficulties you are having and what you would like to get from therapy sessions. My focus will be to get a clear picture of how your life is right now, what you want to change and how you would like to move forward. I will explain how CBT works, the ways in which it could help with your current difficulties and I will answer any questions that understandably you may have about the therapy. By the end of this meeting, we will both have a good idea whether CBT could help you, and then you can decide whether or not to commit yourself to further CBT sessions. If I feel that you may find another therapeutic approach more helpful, then we will discuss this and I will be happy to refer you on elsewhere, if necessary. There are no charges for this consultation.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a short-term therapy that focuses on the way our thoughts influence our behaviours and our moods. During therapy you will learn to identify and understand the unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that maintain your difficulties. By using CBT techniques and interventions you will begin to make the relevant changes that will help you to achieve your desired goals and take your life forward in the direction that you want. Once therapy is finished the benefits are ongoing and this is partly due to the educational aspect of CBT. During treatment you will learn to acquire the skills that you can then use throughout your life. There has been extensive research into CBT and there is overwhelming evidence it is a highly effective therapy. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT as the preferred form of treatment for anxiety and depression. More detailed information can be found on the What is CBT? page.

Location

NORTH LONDON: Islington

Online sessions

My online appointments are via FaceTime or Skype. The research has shown that online CBT is just as effective as traditional face to face therapy. Online sessions can also be more convenient for some people.

Times

I offer daytime and evening appointments.