How do therapy sessions work?

Progress mainly uses the cognitive behavioural therapy approach but can also use schema or mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. CBT involves looking at how our thinking and behavioural patterns have formed, how these contribute to our emotional and mental distress and working out ways to solve them. For example, a person with depression may realise that their thinking about how capable or good they are, formed from problems they faced in the past has led them to think in a negative way. We can then challenge and change these patterns. Someone with anxiety issues may have learned the anxiety in response to something but now the anxiety isn’t helping them, it is holding them back. We could work out ways to manage and change their anxiety through behaviour and thoughts. CBT can be anything you want it to be. In session 1 you will define these goals with my support and we can work together to make the changes you want to see. We will go on your journey your way.


Due to COVID-19, sessions are now focused on videoconferencing (or phone). These are £30 as standard but £10 discounts for those on low-incomes are available.

If pandemic restrictions allow (see full COVID-19 policy here) sessions in the Kilmarnock area will be £30 (with discounts for those on low-incomes) or £30 plus the room booking fee (usually £10) for a rented room in the town centre. If travelling further afield these costs plus travel expenses will be charged. All pricing details will be done by agreement prior to session 1. The discounting plan is for persons on low incomes, unemployed people or long term sick/ disabled persons to access therapy.

To arrange a booking or if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. You can find details on the about us page.