CBT has one of the strongest evidence-bases for effectiveness of all the models of psychotherapy and is recommended by NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) for a whole range of difficulties. Like all therapies, it has the best chance of success if it makes sense to you, you feel you are able to trust your therapist, and you are fully committed to the therapy and to making changes in order to feel better.
Yes, sessions are confidential and what we discuss will remain between us. I abide by the BABCP’s (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics which specify how confidentiality of clients must be respected, and I do take this very seriously. Information will only be shared with other professionals as per prior agreement with yourself. There are some limits to confidentiality which apply to situations where information comes to light that may indicate that there is some risk to you or someone else, but this would always be discussed with you if applicable.
In order to maintain my accreditation with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) and to ensure safe and effective practice, I am required to receive regular clinical supervision and to attend and participate in regular training in order to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. Any discussions between me and my supervisor would also be confidential and are for the purpose of maintaining a high standard of therapy. I adhere to the BABCP’s Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. I have full professional indemnity insurance.