Cognitive Behavioural Therapy With Ivana Franekova

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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.

It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.

How CBT works:

CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.

CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts.

You’re shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past.

It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.

Source: NHS

If CBT is recommended and deemed useful to issues you’re presenting, you’ll usually have a session with me once a week or once every 2 weeks.

The course of treatment usually lasts for between 5 and 20 sessions, with each session lasting 60 to 90 minutes.

During the sessions, you’ll work with your therapist to break down your problems into their separate parts, such as your thoughts, physical feelings and actions.

You and your therapist will analyse these areas to work out if they’re unrealistic or unhelpful, and to determine the effect they have on each other and on you.

Your therapist will then be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.

After working out what you can change, your therapist will ask you to practise these changes in your daily life and you’ll discuss how you got on during the next session.

The eventual aim of therapy is to teach you to apply the skills you have learnt during treatment to your daily life.

This should help you manage your problems and stop them having a negative impact on your life, even after your course of treatment finishes.

Source: NHS

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be as effective as medicine in treating some mental health problems, but it may not be successful or suitable for everyone.

Some of the advantages of CBT include:

  • it may be helpful in cases where medicine alone has not worked
  • it can be completed in a relatively short period of time compared with other talking therapies
  • the highly structured nature of CBT means it can be provided in different formats, including in groups, self-help books and apps ;
  • it teaches you useful and practical strategies that can be used in everyday life, even after the treatment has finished

Some of the disadvantages of CBT to consider include:

  • you need to commit yourself to the process to get the most from it – a therapist can help and advise you, but they need your co-operation
  • attending regular CBT sessions and carrying out any extra work between sessions can take up a lot of your time
  • it may not be suitable for people with more complex mental health needs or learning difficulties, as it requires structured sessions
  • it involves confronting your emotions and anxieties – you may experience initial periods where you’re anxious or emotionally uncomfortable
  • it focuses on the person’s capacity to change themselves (their thoughts, feelings and behaviours) – this does not address any wider problems in systems or families that often have a significant impact on someone’s health and wellbeing

What Is CBT Therapy?

CBT Therapy For Anxiety:

‘I would not hesitate to recommend Ivana to anyone who is looking for help.

Quite simply she is excellent.

From the moment you meet Ivana, you know you are dealing with someone at the top of the industry.

She has a wonderful style that makes you feel at ease straight away and she explains clearly how she can help you which gives you immediate confidence that there is light at the end of the dark tunnel you are probably in.

I was in that dark dark tunnel having reached the end of a very stressful senior executive role – CEO of a global enterprise for over a decade – and needed a lot of help.

Ivana was amazing and did not hesitate to go the extra mile in helping me overcome my challenges.

The light is now back on on in my tunnel and I have the tools I need to deal with any situation.

Don’t hesitate to go and meet Ivana – she is world class and she will help you switch your light back on and deal with your challenges.’

Paul S., CEO, Cobra Group

‘Ivana is a complete breath of fresh air. Understanding where you want to go, then creating the path to tread along sounds simple, but is complex and a series of issues, complicated by the fact they are all tied up together. Ivana unravels them. I have had many coaches in my business and personal career, I can honestly say that Ivana is one of the very best. Her ability to focus upon the core issues, map out sensible road maps and work on any blockages with a practical methodology is second to none. Her totally professional approach and commitment to the cause makes one feel very supported. She has a special talent to understand what is happening under the surface. I have no hesitation to recommend Ivana most highly.’

Robin, CEO

‘We have had major issues in our marriage when we first contacted Ivana. In a relatively short period of time (2 months), she had worked with us on restoring balance in our marriage, love for each other and harmony. We are now so happy. She works in pleasant environment and will go to great lengths to help clients. Highly recommended.’

Maria & Karol

‘Initially I contacted Ivana with the view to boost my confidence so that I can find a new partner . As I have had so much baggage from my previous marriage, the first few sessions were spent on ‘clearing the mess out’ which was a real life-changer. As time went on and my confidence grew, we delved into what I really wanted to do and I realised my passion was to open a new business of my dreams and NOT to find a partner as I originally thought. I was being pressured into it by my parents. Ivana brought in the clarity and understanding of what I really wanted in my life, taught me how to put myself first without hurting others and how to develop an adult-to-adult relationships to help launch my new business. Fantastic experience.’

Arun, Business Owner

‘Ivana is a true professional within the coaching and counselling industry. We have worked with her now for around 3 years and she has provided relationship coaching to a huge number of our clients in that time. The feedback from whom has always been very positive. We are proud to have Ivana working on our team.’

Mike P., Dating Options Ltd

‘My confidence was at an all-time low when I decided to ask Ivana for help. It mainly affected my guitar performances and approaching potential new dates. I started noticing the difference after 2 sessions- I was able to recognise how my own beliefs held me back. I have had 6 sessions with Coach Ivana and it gave my a whole new perspective on life. I couldn’t ask for a better professional.’

John, Director of Media Company

‘Ivana provided me with some coaching and advice earlier this year, especially when I was thinking about a number of choices and options in my career and personal life. She was highly professional, methodical and approachable – and helped me bring real clarity to my thinking, giving me more confidence in what I needed to do. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Ivana’

Ed D., Wealth Management

‘As an Employment Support Officer on the Love London Working programme, I help those from vulnerable groups in their pursuit for work. Recently, Ivana provided some one-to-one CBT at the Lido Centre in Ealing, which proved very beneficial to those clients that she saw. Due to the feedback from my clients and the professional and empathetic manner in which Ivana approached her work, I’m planning further support sessions for my clients with Ivana, to increase their chances of securing sustainable employment.’

Jude B., Employment & Skills Broker, Ealing

My Main Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Areas:

  • Depression;

  • Stress & Anger;

  • Negative thinking;

  • Negative beliefs affecting work/ personal life;

  • Relationship Issues (Personal & Professional);

  • Phobias.

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