top of page

Therapeutic Approach

It may be helpful to know clients have given feedback describing Dr Emma Hormoz as professional, supportive, genuinely caring and able to offer a warm, understanding space for them. Learn more


Following her doctoral psychology training, Dr Hormoz pursued substantial additional training and qualifications within other specialist therapies. As such, she is experienced in providing a number of different therapeutic approaches. Not only does this benefit her clients with a range of treatment options but this enables her to think objectively about which therapy might be the best for each individual based on their needs and what they want to get from therapy.


Dr Hormoz has training and experience of working with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Person-centred counselling, and Brief Psychodynamic therapy. Additionally, she is able to integrate and combine psychotherapies to meet each individual's needs.


Dr Hormoz is able to offer short-term and long-term therapy; based on the initial consultation, you will decide together what approach might be best suited to your needs and requirements.


See below for a summary of some of the treatment and therapy options Dr Hormoz provides.


Yellow Armchair

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT, is a highly popular therapy for a number of reasons. It can be specifically tailored to many different problem areas and has shown significant evidence of high success rates through research. This therapy is also a short-term treatment and has specific protocols which need to be followed for each present problem. Thus, if you are seeking CBT for an eating disorder, your experience of treatment will be very different to someone who is seeking the CBT for depression, for example.


CBT is a recommended treatment by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, bipolar disorder schizophrenia and psychosis. There are existing protocols for treating a huge range of presenting difficulties.





CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy)


Cognitive Analytic Therapy or CAT is a therapy that has developed from key psychanalytic theories and cognitive psychology.


This is a great therapy if you are interest in understanding your past and current problems in more details but also wanting to connect this understanding to learn new ways to change your situation in the here and now. The first few sessions are focused on understanding your past and the links to your present-day difficulties. The later stages are all about understanding your current unhelpful patterns and learning new ways of managing yourself, your emotions and or your relationships with others.


CAT is a highly adaptable therapy and can support a range of presenting problems such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, Eating disorders, trauma and much more.


CAT sessions last about 50 minutes and treatment typically range from 8-24 weeks.



NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy)


Narrative Exposure therapy or NET has been used in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD or Complex PTSD and trauma.


NET is most helpful to those who have experienced multiple traumas or complex traumas, perhaps during childhood or war.


NET requires the client to recount the trauma(s) they have experienced, in detail. This is most useful for someone who is experiencing daily reminders of the past. This starts with the earliest memory and goes right up until the present day.


Unlike more therapies, treatment sessions are 90 minutes long, this is to ensure there is proper time to complete the retelling of each trauma event.


Get in touch and book a session now

CBT is a time-limited therapy and focused on the here and now difficulties. You and your therapist will agree on specific tasks for you to carry out over the week to assist your progress.


CBT sessions last about 50 minutes and treatment typically range from 6 weeks plus. Depending on the specific problem protocol your are working on your therapist will be able to give you a clearer indication of treatment duration.

Anchor CBT
Anchor CAT
Anchor NET
bottom of page