COVID 19 Level 1 UPDATE
My practice has been running online or via phone session during level 3 & 4. I am back working from my rooms for face to face sessions now, with online sessions for those who want to remain online or if clients have a cold and should be staying at home. I use a secure online service and the sessions still run well, just via the internet. I ran phone sessions through the Christchurch E.Q’s and all ready do online sessions pre 2020 with clients outside of Christchurch. I have some existing clients who are choosing to stick to online as they find it fits into their working day easier. Some of my new clients over the last month have been apprehensive about starting therapy on line but have have been pleasantly surprised how well it has worked and have been happy with the sessions.
My name is Becky Baichoo and I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Christchurch and online. I have worked in Mental Health for over 18 years and have several years experience of delivering CBT and I’m also a qualified Mental Health Nurse.
I work with people affected by a range of mental health conditions and I am passionate about helping people gain control of their lives and empowering them to move forward.
CBT takes a collaborative approach meaning we work together to reach your goals. It is evidence based and time-limited, so we have regular meetings to check in and make sure the therapy is working for you. Simply put, CBT looks at the way you think and how this connects to your emotions, symptoms and behaviours. Working together we will look at strategies that can change unhelpful ways of thinking and unhelpful behaviours, giving you strategies to become your own therapist.
Alongside this, you may want to offload and talk about current stressors and look at strategies for any current problems.
I understand making the first step to approach someone to help you can be very daunting. I always feel privileged when people contact me for therapy sessions and I will always aim to put you at ease by being down to earth but professional.