About

Hannah Lehrain

I am fully accredited in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-UK). In addition to seeing clients for private therapy, I work within an NHS primary care service for adults with depression and anxiety disorders. I currently supervise trainee therapists on the University of Exeter Post Graduate Diploma in CBT.

Using my expertise, I help clients to draw on knowledge of themselves so that together we can develop a shared understanding of what is keeping them stuck. We can then explore new ways of thinking and behaving that will reduce distress.

My approach is empathic and warmth whilst incorporating a sense of realism and professionalism that supports clients to get the most from their therapy goals.

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Qualifications

 

PG Dip - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

University of Royal Holloway 

 

PG Cert - Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Southampton University 

 

BSc Joint Hons - Psychology and Social Anthropology

Brunel University 

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About

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Please refer to the NHS Choices website for more information on CBT: 

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cognitive-behavioural-therapy/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your emotions by changing the way you think and behave.​ It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions influence one another. Unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours can trap you in a vicious cycle of negative emotions.

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 identify and change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

 

Unlike some other talking therapies, 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.​

What can CBT help with?

Depression

Low Self Esteem

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Phobias

Health Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder

Stress

Insomnia

Panic Attacks

Habit Disorders - Skin Picking / Hair Pulling

Body Dysmorphia Disorder

Perfectionism