Emily Astbury

    How I can help you

    There are so many reasons why someone would come to therapy, and just making that step can be one of the hardest things they have done. They have put down the avoidance and have decided to make a change. It may be difficult trying to peel back layers and working out why you feel or think the way you do, but with my help, hopefully you can make that change. 

    Do you think that you are not important within your family? Do you feel like you are hurting from the break up of a relationship? Do you avoid social gatherings incase someone asks you a question about yourself, that you are embarassed to answer? 

    You might have been given a diagnosis that you have to live with for the rest of your life and you are unsure about what to do about it, then you can find out ways of coping with your new situation and find ways to turn it into a more positive aspect of life than it is at the moment. 

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help and I would be happy to be part of that journey. 

    What to expect

    The first session would be all about what has brought you to therapy and also what you intend to gain from our sessions. CBT is a goal oriented therapy style and so we would plan out your goals for the sessions and then set up a plan to work towards them. These goals can be anything from gain more confidence in certain situations to being able to accept something from the past and not let it have as much power. 

    We would discuss family history and any hidden messages that you may have got from these experiences and how we can alter these thoughts. 

    CBT runs on the theory that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour are all linked and so if we can help to make one aspect more balanced, such as thoughts or behaviour, then this will have a postive effect on our emotions. 

    About me

    Coming from a family of therapists ranging from Psychologists, Psychodynamic therapists, Hypnotherapists, and other CBT Therapists it was completely natural for me to fall in to the 'Family line of work'. 

    Couple that with my passion and desire along with the sense of fulfilment from helping people, I can't help but enjoy my line of work. It has always been a love of mine to study the mind and how it works and with CBT, I am able to do this but also help someone at the same time. 

     It gives me great joy in watching someone go from having such a low view on themself, the world or others, to feeling balanced and able to make informed decisions for themselves. 

     In the years before I became qualified, I would always want to make sure that if someone was not happy, then I could try and do my best to help them.

    • Location: Blackpool, United Kingdom
    • What I help people with: (in order of expertise)
      1. Depression
      2. Stress
      3. Self-Harm
      4. Schizophrenia
      5. Bipolar Disorders
      6. Anxiety
      7. Emotional Abuse
      8. Sexual Abuse
      9. Anger
      10. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
    • Therapy types I offer: (in order of most commonly practised)
      1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Languages:
      • English
    • Qualifications verified by PlusGuidance:
      • PG Dip Level Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Groupwork
      • Working with Borderline Personality Disorder Training
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    • My availability
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    • My session prices
      Video session
      from £30
      Voice session
      from £30
      IM session
      from £25
      Email session
      from £25
      In-Person session
      from £45