Adrian is a CBT therapist with 13 years’ experience in working with young people and adults with mental health difficulties. The combination of his background training in social work and his ongoing CBT training and practice makes his therapeutic style very adaptable to the needs of the client. Adrian is a practice teacher and guest lecturer for MSC Social Work in Trinity College Dublin. He also runs CBT courses for professionals who work in mental health.
“CBT focuses on your (the client) presenting difficulties and the factors that contribute to their maintenance. Looking at your personal history is an important element of therapeutic exploration, but the main focus is in the here-and-now. You decide to come to therapy because something in your life is not working NOW.
My role as a CBT therapist is to explore with you how your current negative emotions are linked to the way you think and the way you act. It involves learning skills that will help you become emotionally resilient.
CBT is not just a talking therapy. It is equally a doing therapy. Just like wanting to get physically fit, once your goal is clearly defined, the work begins. And the work is done by YOU. Attendance alone to CBT therapy is not enough in order to kick-start the change you want. You need to practice the skills learned in therapy in your everyday life”.
CBT is one of the most effective therapeutic approaches in the field of psychotherapy and is backed by years of research and scientific evidence. CBT has proven its effectiveness with a whole range of emotional difficulties such as: Depression, Anxiety Disorders (Panic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias, etc.), Neuro-Psychological Disorders (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome etc), Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and so forth.
Adrian is a keen sports practitioner (Martial Arts, Freediving and Yoga) and brings an interesting dimension, inspired from these arts, into his therapeutic approach.
- Social Workers Registration Board (CORU)
- British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)