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Victoria Plant is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in Cognitive Analytical Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3EH and Buckinghamshire, HP18
• Reduce and manage anxiety and depression
• Improve self-esteem and confidence
• Challenge negative thoughts and obsessive behaviours
• Overcome panic attacks and phobias
• Alleviate symptoms of stress and trauma
• Tackle problems with drug and alcohol dependency
• Help improve communication and relationship issues
• Improve sleeping patterns
• Teach strategies to help make and keep lifestyle or work changes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a way of understanding how your thoughts and feelings affect the way you behave. It works with problems as they occur in the present, and is based on the understanding that if you can change the way you think and behave then your feelings will change too.
CBT offers concrete strategies and tools which can be taken with you once therapy is finished. It generally lasts for between eight and sixteen sessions, and work may be undertaken between sessions, such as diary keeping.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) offers a way of understanding how problems have evolved and how the ways we cope with them may be ineffective. What has hindered changes in the past will be looked at, in order to understand better how to move forward in the present.
CAT is a brief therapy, usually lasting between eight and sixteen sessions, CAT aims to help clients gain the skills to manage their lives more successfully, and to continue using these skills after the therapy ends.
An initial telephone consultation is recommended to establish whether you would like to come and meet me for a one hour assessment session. During the assessment session an in-depth history will be taken, and an outline of the number of sessions and a treatment plan will be agreed upon. Following sessions also last for one hour.
A combination of elements from both CBT and CAT can be used, depending on what best suits you and your presenting problem. All sessions are in complete confidence. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss further.
Victoria lives in Buckinghamshire, and is married with two children. For the past fifteen years Victoria has studied and practiced in psychology and psychotherapy and has worked in NHS, private and charitable settings. She is currently employed as a Consultant Psychologist for Hertfordshire Constabulary, and for The Oxford Development Centre, and she also has a private practice.
Victoria is trained in two separate therapeutic approaches which can be combined. These methods are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).
Victoria is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with The British Psychological Society (BPS) insert weblink. She is registered with The Health Professions Council. She trained at the BPS in Leicester, and at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine, London.
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