Donna Morgan Counselling, Shere Lane, Guildford, England, GU5, United Kingdom

Private CBT Therapy

Private CBT Therapy

Empowering Your Mental Health Journey

As a practitioner of private CBT therapy, my goal is to equip clients with the most effective tools and techniques to address their unique challenges and enhance their mental health.

One evidence-based method that I employ in my practice is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), an extensively researched method proven effective for a broad range of psychological disorders. Start counselling today and take steps towards a better future.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented form of psychotherapy that emphasises the interconnection of thoughts, emotions and behaviours. It is founded on the principle that negative thought patterns contribute to emotional distress and maladaptive behaviours. By identifying and challenging these unhelpful thoughts, private CBT therapy aims to help individuals develop healthier coping strategies and improve their overall well-being.

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Why Use Private CBT Therapy:

I have opted to incorporate CBT into my practice due to its well-established efficacy in addressing a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among others. The structured and collaborative nature of private CBT therapy enables me to work closely with my clients, providing them with valuable skills that can be applied to various aspects of their lives. Moreover, CBT has been shown to yield long-lasting results, empowering clients to sustain their progress beyond therapy sessions.

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How Private CBT Therapy Helps:

Private CBT Therapy assists clients in gaining a better comprehension of the relationship between their thoughts, emotions and behaviours. By identifying and challenging irrational beliefs, clients learn to replace negative thought patterns with more balanced and constructive perspectives. This cognitive shift can lead to improved emotional regulation and healthier behavioural responses to challenging situations.

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How Long Does a CBT Last?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) duration varies based on personal needs and the issues at hand. Usually, it’s a short-term approach, spanning 6 to 20 sessions, scheduled weekly or bi-weekly.

The duration may depend on factors such as problem complexity and client responsiveness. CBT’s structured approach promotes efficiency, with some seeing improvement quickly, while others may need a more extended treatment.

CBT employs a range of techniques:

Cognitive restructuring
This approach involves identifying and challenging irrational thoughts, aiding clients in replacing them with more balanced and rational perspectives.
Behavioural activation
By gradually increasing engagement in pleasurable or meaningful activities, clients can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Exposure therapy
This method involves safely confronting feared situations or stimuli, helping clients build tolerance and reduce anxiety over time.
Skills training
Clients learn and practice effective coping strategies, such as problem-solving, relaxation techniques, and communication skills.

What CBT Does:

Through the Application of Private CBT Therapy, Clients Can Expect the Following Outcomes:


Enhanced self-awareness: Clients gain insight into the impact of their thoughts, emotions and behaviours on their overall well-being.

Improved emotional regulation: By learning to identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts, clients can better manage their emotions in response to challenging situations.

Healthier coping strategies: Clients develop new skills and techniques to effectively navigate life’s stressors and challenges.

Reduced symptoms: CBT has been shown to decrease symptoms of various mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Lasting results: Clients are empowered to maintain their progress, with the skills learned during therapy sessions providing long-term benefits.

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As a private CBT therapist, my commitment is to offer the most effective and evidence-based treatments to support my clients’ mental health. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has proven to be a powerful instrument in addressing a wide array of psychological issues, fostering enduring change and enhanced well-being. 
By integrating private CBT therapy into my practice, I am confident in my ability to help my clients achieve lasting improvements in their mental health.

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Climate Pledge

I unite in the fight against climate change. My climate pledge is to conduct 50% of my sessions online to reduce my business carbon footprint and to support our beautiful planet. Rather than get in a car and travel, we can meet online and reduce our energy usage. Use the extra time to enjoy nature.