Welcome
Nick Wolfe CBT Counsellor

My name is Nick Wolfe and I am a professional accredited Counsellor trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Integrative Therapy. My practice specialises in REBT (Rational Behavioural Therapy) however I also use other approaches when the situation demands it, including the relatively new Single Session Therapy (SST) .

Additionally  I cover Addiction/Substance Abuse therapy each week for the NHS, specifically with the Camden & Islington NHS Trust.

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It was my own experience of therapies, most types, that led me to where I am now. I suffered a major Life Changing accident 11 years ago and underwent short and long term therapy, covering Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I had to deal with PTSD and resulting Depression. CBT counselling, particularly REBT was for me, a life saver and now I wish to pass this onto others

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We are London and North West London’s premier centre  for Counselling/Therapy and I am sure we can help you with whatever issues you are struggling with, whether it be Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Social Issues, Low Self-esteem.


If you are finding life a bit tough or you feel that a little help could be useful to you please get in touch –

0208 0900 944 or E-mail: info@cbtcounsellor.com

What I Offer

I offer an integrative approach, which means I can draw from a diverse range of therapeutic approaches and interventions. This enables me to tailor my work to each individual client, so they can explore, better understand and then work through the difficulties they are experiencing. I will help you to gain more insight and understanding about who you really are, and what you want out of your life, so you can find a better way forward

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With the ever changing landscape we now find ourselves in, I am still offering Online sessions via Remote Video, Skype or What’s App. Don’t let the current situation overwhelm you. I do online sessions anyway for some clients on a regular basis so why not get in touch. 

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Otherwise known as EAP (Employment Assistance Program)

Counselling/Therapy for your workforce is not a cost but an investment

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Client Comments

SS Male 18

I cannot thank you enough for your help , getting me over my struggles leading up to my exams. However as of recently I feel a massive change in my attitude in which I am feeling much better thanks to you . Therefore I feel it would be best if we stopped the sessions for the time being as I feel they would be of little benefit to me for now. Once again, I greatly appreciate the help you have given me .

CM Male 35

I’m finding a lot of encouragement with relaxation methods I’m exploring and feel I’m getting some solid benefit with this.

CB Female 38

Thank you very much for all your help. You really helped me get to a more positive, happier place and whenever I’m in doubt, I just think of your words.

EF Female 34

Thank you, and thanks again for everything you've done to help me get into a better place, I appreciate it so much. It feels good to not feel ruled by anxiety! Take care and best wishes

JH Male 20

Thank you for everything we have done together I found it very useful and I hope I can pick back up with you in the future if the time comes when I feel like I need it.

SJ Female 52

Thank you so much for your help and advice over the last few weeks. It has made an enormous difference to me.

Some of the Issues I can Help with

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Trauma/PTSD

Trauma or PTSD is an anxiety disorder which may develop following exposure to any one of a variety of traumatic events that involve actual or threatened death, or serious injury.

The event may be witnessed rather than directly experienced and even learning about it may be sufficient if the persons involved are family members or close friends. Typical traumatic events which may trigger


Trauma/PTSD are:

  • Serious physical assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Motor accidents – the most common trigger of PTSD
  • Torture
  • Child abuse – especially when the stress endured is prolonged
  • Fire, flood, earthquake, plane crash
  • Battle experiences

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Trauma

CBT currently has the largest amount of research carried out on its effectiveness. CBT/REBT focuses on what people think, how those thoughts affect them emotionally and how they ultimately behave.

When someone is distressed or anxious, the way they see and evaluate themselves can become negative. CBT/REBT therapists work alongside the person to help them begin to see the link between negative thoughts and mood. This empowers people to assert control over negative emotions and to change the way they behave.

CBT/REBT can be delivered at a number of levels of intensity, meaning it can be useful to those who have only just started feeling anxious as well as those with longstanding anxiety problems. CBT/REBT is delivered by a trained therapist, usually in a clinical setting.

This form of therapy focuses on the ‘here and now’ and is not overly concerned with finding the initial cause of anxiety. Once the problem has been explored, the therapist will help you examine your thought and behaviour patterns and help you to work on ways of changing these.

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Eating Disorders

Overview

Abnormal attitude to food

They tend to focus exclusively on their fat leading to making unhealth choices with damaging results

Types of Eating disorders

Starving and excessive Anorexia – keep weight low

Bulimia – Control body weight by binge, vomiting, purging laxatives.

Binge Eating – Compulsion to overeat

Unhealthy Beliefs 

How is problem being maintained.

Unhealthy beliefs are prominent feature

Regarded as being at the heart of psychotherapy.

UHB regarding shape and Weight are indicative of eating disorders.

Self-value – based on body shape and weight is also at the core of eating disorders

Most Important Components of Eating Disorders

Strict dieting – low weight and binging

Low weight – extreme hunger and binging

Binging – trigger for UHB and UNE

Compulsory behaviour leads o dieting which causes hunger, low weight, binging and more dieting.

Interaction

4 Components trigger an interacting system of

  • Behaviour
  • Emotions
  • Beliefs
  • Personality traits
  • Psychological problems

This system is responsible for most important symptoms

One can argue that eating disorders are Cognitive disorders

Causes

Social pressures often blamed but its more complex

Could be biological or influencing factors combined with experience that may provoke the disorder.

Other factors

Risk factors.

Family history – eating disorders depression substance abuse

Criticism – for their eating habits, body shape and weight

Overly concern – combines with pressure to be thin/slim

Obsessive Personality – anxiety disorder, low self-esteem or being a perfectionist.

Sexual or emotional – or death of someone

Difficult relationship – with family or friends

Stressful situation – problems at wok, school etc

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OCD

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

Well-established research suggests that a large majority of people sometimes experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts (OCD).  Most people are able to ignore such thoughts, but for some they can cause difficulties.  In such a case we speak of obsessional thoughts or obsessions. 

A common thought is that the sufferer, either through carelessness or deliberately, might harm someone, perhaps someone he loves.  People will generally find these thoughts distressing and, needless to say, in such cases the person is not actually going to harm anyone. 

Often the sufferer will fear such thoughts and try not to think about them, but this can often make things worse.  He may try to do something to prevent the harm from happening.  This might be something mental, such as repeating a certain phrase for a number of times, or some action, such as checking the gas taps repeatedly.  We speak of these actions as compulsions; the problem with them is that they often prolong the sufferer’s distress.  Someone might check their gas taps or front door numerous times or clean their kitchen surfaces many times a day with strong chemicals. 

Such actions can be thought of as Safety Behaviours; they don’t usually make harm any less likely, but they can cause real difficulties for the sufferer.  In CBT treatment patient and therapist will first devise a Formulation and look at Maintenance Cycles, to see how the obsessional problem is maintained.  Thoughts about harm and possible bad outcomes are carefully evaluated, to help the sufferer think about risks in a more realistic manner. 

Behavioural Experiments can then be devised to check and modify risk beliefs.  Collaboration is used, so that the sufferer does not feel pressured to change but can modify her evaluation of both obsessions and compulsions at her own pace.