Cognitive Therapy: Applying the science of Change

Applying the science of change:

Cognitive therapy or cognitive behaviour therapy, more commonly known as CBT, is the most validated for psychotherapy. CBT is based on the idea that our emotional reactions to events is determined in part by how we interpret these situations, in turn influenced by our prior experiences. For example, if somebody was exposed to harsh parental criticism as a child, this could bias their reaction to the possibility of criticism as an adult. Moreover, a person could develop ultimately self-defeating ways of reacting to the prospect of criticism. Over-valuing achievement at work and setting unrealistic standards ( we all make mistakes!) can ultimately prove exhausting or even lead to feelings of failure, depression and anxiety. CBT helps you press the “reset” button and learn more effective ways of coping with the aim of ultimately achieving your potential in a more balanced and sustainable way.

Booking a consultation:

Please note that until further notice all consultations will be on internet platforms such as Skype. There are two ways that you can arrange a consultation you can ask for a referral from your healthcare professional such as a GP, including brief details of the reason for the referral.

Alternatively, you can make your own appointment directly and you will be asked to provide an outline of your concerns or problems in order to guide the referral process.


Payment can be discussed at the stage of consultation or booking. Dr Ryan aims comply with health insurance tariffs when possible, however, these do not always meet the full costs, which are £250 per consultation. Payments can be made by card, cash or bank transfer.

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