Farishta is a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT from the University of Derby. She has experience of working with adults aged 16+, presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties in a variety of settings using cognitive behaviour therapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. According to CBT, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are all interconnected. How you think about or perceive a situation affects how you feel and the way you act. In turn, your actions can affect how you think and feel.
In CBT, the client and the therapist work together to identify any dysfunctional thoughts or behaviours that are maintaining the problems and thinking about whether these could be changed. CBT works at different levels of cognition; the negative automatic thoughts, the underlying assumptions and rules for living and the maladaptive core belief systems underlying more chronic and complex presentations.
Homework is an essential part of therapy. The therapist and client agree to complete a set of actions or behaviours between the sessions to achieve speedy and long-term benefits from therapy.
There is a great deal of research evidence for the efficacy of CBT in treating depression and anxiety disorders. The National Institute has carefully reviewed this research for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
NICE provides independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health. CBT is recommended as a first-line treatment by NICE for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
Areas of expertise include:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social anxiety
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Complex trauma
- Childhood Trauma
- Personality Disorders
- Bipolar Affective Disorder
- Panic and Agoraphobia
- Health Anxiety
- Specific Phobias (Needle phobia, fear of flying, height, spider phobia)
- Post-Natal Depression
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Low Self-esteem
- Workplace stress
- Career and performance coaching
- (2015 – 2017) MSc Occupational Psychology
- BPS Test – User Qualification Level A and Level B – Occupational Ability and Personality Testing
- (02/2013 – 12/ 2013) EMDR Parts 1 – 4 – EMDR Works
- (2011 – 2013) Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – University of Derby
- (2010 – 2011) University Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Skills and Theory
- (2010) University Diploma in Psychotherapeutics ( Person-Centred, Attachment and CBT)
- (2009) BSc (Hons) Psychology
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