CBT for Beginners
Veronica Gioscia B.Sc. M.Sc.
Saturday 1 April 2017 10:00 – 13:00
Drake House, 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED
Workshop cost: £60/ 10% discount for Wimbledon Guild counsellors/ Early-bird discount of 15% available until 25 February 2016
The aim of the workshop will be to provide an overview of the basic principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are linked together and influence us.
Cognition is a key activity in our brain that helps us overcome difficulties, but sometimes traps us in rigid thinking patterns that revolve around the same points over and over. We often entertain circular thinking- we call it thinking but is a ruminative process.
This is a practical workshop that will teach specific techniques that will identify our unhelpful thoughts, what consequences they have on our mood and how to manage and reframe them, arriving at a more balanced view of our difficulties.
Other techniques will cover identifying cognitive errors and ways to challenge our negative cognitions.
Please come prepared with practical examples of your unhelpful thoughts or circular thinking patterns.
Veronica Gioscia is a Counselling Psychologist in private practice working with adults and the main private health insurance companies since 2012. She is currently part of the MBT (Mentalization Based Theory) team at the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust working with borderline personality disorder patients. She is a supervisor at the Wimbledon Guild.
Veronica started her career as a Criminal Lawyer in Italy working daily with people with extremely stressful psychological conditions. In 1998, Veronica moved to the UK and obtained a degree in Psychology and a post MSc in Counselling Psychology. From 2009 to 2011 she received specialist training from the Institute of Psychiatry and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In 2012, she obtained a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy MA from the University of Essex Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.
She has worked for the NHS in various capacities. From 2005 to 2008, she was a member of Lambeth Primary Care Team working in various GP surgeries. From 2008 to 2011 she was a member of the first Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service Team in the South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
From 2009 to 2011 she also worked in the Health Psychology Service at St Thomas’ Hospital in the outpatient department dealing with chronic health conditions.
Veronica is a Practicing Psychologist with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society.