Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a widely used therapy for treating anxiety and depression.

Combine with hypnotherapy – Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy – it is a powerful method of changing the cycle of negative thoughts that make you feel anxious or depressed and affect your behaviour and habits.

This vicious cycle can prevent you from fulfilling your potential, building healthy relationships and undermines your confidence and self-worth.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy helps you to understand how your thoughts are affecting your everyday life, and your mental and physical wellbeing. With this knowledge you are in a position to break the vicious cycle and change they way you think and feel for the better.

Hypnosis uses suggestion to install more positive thoughts, feelings and behaviours, so that you have the inner strength to fight your self-destructive tendencies.

If you identify with any of the following thoughts and feelings, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with hypnotherapy can help:

  • DEPRESSION: Thoughts or feeling such as ‘I feel worthless’, ‘my future is bleak’, and ‘nothing will change for me’.
  • ANXIETY: ‘I’m in danger’, ‘something bad will happen to me today’, and ‘I won’t be able to cope with all I have to do today’
  • ANGER:  You get angry at the world and feel ‘I’m being disrespected here’, ‘this is unfair’, and ‘I won’t stand for this kind of treatment’.

Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy is an evidence-based practice and helps you by:

  • Making links between what you think, do and feel. These insights will help you resolve problem issues and take positive action.
  • Helping you to become more self-aware of your thoughts (Cognitive) and the way you act (behaviour) so you can take control.
  • Teaching more positive behaviours in response to negative thoughts and feelings that in turn builds self-confidence and self-esteem.

During Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy sessions you will initially explore the impact of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

While it can be very helpful to resolve past issues that have influenced and guided our lives, CBT mostly focuses on the present and future.

Looking for ways to improve your mental wellbeing now, and building confidence with hypnotherapy.

Instead of looking back, let us look forward and focus on what you want to achieve, what you want to overcome and become more positive and confident.

Hypnotherapy In Surrey your coach Andrea Smith

I see the role of a cognitive behaviour therapist and clinical hypnotherapist as a ‘coach’. If you want to achieve a sporting goal you may use the services of a sports coach.

If you want to be successful in exams, you might employ a coach to help you.

If you want to overcome anxiety, depression or confidence issues, a cognitive behaviour hypnotherapist can coach you.

My method of coaching is solution focused and results oriented. It is grounded in exploring how and what you are experiencing in the world:

  • It helps you assess and ‘name’ your current situation and goals
  • Finds new ways to achieve your goals successfully – opening up new opportunities through positive thinking
  • Gives you greater clarity, focus and motivation
  • Develops relevant psychological skills

‘Coaching is a gift that keeps giving and the possibilities are endless’

 Coaching is a guided exploration – a way to uncover your own insights, hypnosis will aid creativity, remove unhelpful mindsets, nurture progressive and positive habits and finally provides you with the understanding that will support you on your journey.

The skills you learn from the coaching relationship will help you with your current situation and immediate goals and aspirations, but it will also continue to help you into the future: giving you the tools to approach new ‘challenges’ when they present themselves.

If you want to break the cycle of negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours, find new confidence, a fresh perspective and resilience: cognitive behaviour therapy with hypnotherapy will help.


I woke up in the morning thinking “It’s not going to be a good day, I feel depressed and I want to stay in bed all day”. With Andrea’s help, I was able to gain useful insight into why I thought and felt the way I did. I was able to address and work through my problems. I feel so much better now.