Dr.Gail MacNamara

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behaviorual Therapy (CBT) is a practical, solution focused approach to help you overcome issues that are overwhelming you and affecting your daily life and general well-being. CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, emotions, behaviour and the physical sensations that affect you are inter-connected and that negative automatic thoughts can trap you in a vicious and harmful cycle.

In CBT sessions, you will be helped to collaborate by me (your therapist) to discuss your thoughts and feelings and you will be guided to consider different ways of thinking. Therapist and client work together to free you from the vicious cycle of negative thinking that has you trapped. CBT deals with the here and now, your current problems rather than dwelling on the past.

CBT sessions should be weekly or two weekly and will last up to 60 minutes. Between 5-20 sessions are recommended depending on the disorder being dealt with.

I will take NHS referrals and private referrals (from individuals or companies)

CBT is offered for

Anxiety disorders
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Anger problems
Problems related to alcohol misuse
Panic disorder
Sleep problems
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Professional Doctorate in Health, Social Care & Nursing
Masters in Community Care
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Professional Diploma in Neurological Care

For all enquiries please contact

Dr Gail MacNamara,
Room 53,
John Smith Business Park,
1 Begg Road,
Kirkcaldy KY2 6HD

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Tel: 07730 952 494