For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

Frequently asked questions

I've gathered some of the questions you might like to ask. I hope I have answered your query here. If not, please contact me to see if I can help.

What do I treat?
CBT is beneficial in the treatment of many emotional difficulties, including but certainly not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Low self esteem
  • General stress
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Exam stress
  • Fear of public speaking
  • Anger, guilt, shame, hurt 
  • Pain management
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Lack of self confidence
  • And much more. Please feel free to contact me to see if your problem could be helped with CBT.

Where are you based?
I practise from comfortable and convenient therapy rooms based in central Bath - you'll find me at The Practice Rooms, Bath and at therapy rooms adjacent to Bath Yoga Studio.

How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you will need depends on the nature and the severity of your problem. As a general guide, individual CBT can be anything from 8 to 15 sessions, or if someone has several problems it can be more. Everyone is unique.

What can I expect from a session?
Sessions last 50 minutes and take place on a weekly basis. As you progress with therapy, it’s possible to meet fortnightly as you become practised in your new-found skills.

What is CBT?
CBT is a talking therapy where you work collaboratively with your therapist to discover how your thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and feelings interact, and how one affects the other. Your therapist will help you to discover negative thought patterns, and limiting beliefs, and help you work towards challenging and shifting thought and behaviour patterns which hold you back from achieving what you want to in life.

Will CBT work for me?
CBT is a highly effective, evidence-based therapy which works for many people. It’s an open, collaborative style of therapy, where your therapist will encourage and support you through the changes you want to make.

CBT works best when you commit to working on your problems between therapy. This ‘homework’ or individual action plan will enable you to put into practice what you learn in sessions and is a key factor in the therapy’s successful outcomes.

CBT is recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as the most effective treatment where anxiety or depression is the major issue. It’s also highly effective for phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, low self esteem and many other emotional problems.

How much does therapy cost?
Please contact me to discuss costs. Costs are payable in advance by bank transfer or cash payment on the day.

What if I can't make my appointment?
Barring exceptional circumstances, if a session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, you are liable for the full cost of the session.

Contact details: info@alibinns.co.uk or call 07898 992010