Gillian Garratt M.A. Psych Senior Accred. CBT Therapist BABCP

Gillian Garratt M.A. Psych Senior Accred. CBT Therapist BABCP

Happytalking CBT In Cornwall
Ponsanooth Hall

07710 524465

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Happytalking CBT In Cornwall
Ponsanooth Hall

07710 524465

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Gill Garratt M.A.Psych. M.A. Prof, Writing (Falmouth Uni) CBT Accredited Practitioner BABCP Senior REBT Practitioner

Qualified Psychologist & Nationally Accredited CBT 07710524465

STOP PRESS .......... Gill's latest book, 'CBT at Work For Dummies', is out now since October 2015.
Packed with useful tips that make it easy to incorporate CBT—Cognitive Behavioral Therapy— into your working day, CBT at Work For Dummies helps you reap the benefits of a more focused working life. You'll discover how integrating CBT at work promotes improved productivity and concentration, lower staff turnover, enhanced employer/employee and client relationships, reduced cost of staff absenteeism caused by illness, injury, stress, and more.

Also, her first book, 'Introducing CBT for Work' published in 2013, and available nationwide. Very helpful practical guide - not just for work ! Good introduction for signs of anxiety, depression, anger, low self esteem, guilt, to name but a few and a 'Think Kit' tool to help you recognise and start to deal with some of your concerns. Not a substitute for professional help, but a starting point for understanding yourself.,k:CBT+for+Work+Gill+Garratt

CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, has been adopted by the NHS as the foremost therapy to move into the 21st century. The NHS started a training programme in 2008 to train many therapists to meet the demand for CBT.

Gill Garratt was one of the first to train in the U.K. in R.E.B.T., the forerunner to CBT.She has been practising CBT since 1992.

Gill trained first as a Psychologist, then went on to specialise in C.B.T.

She believes this form of short term therapy can be very helpful for people wanting to move forward in their lives.

It is about giving you a toolkit to help you understand what is going on for you in all aspects of emotional disturbances.

It helps you identify those feelings and work out why you are in a difficult place at the moment. This can include anxiety, sadness, depression, loss, relationship concerns, obsessive thoughts and behaviours, lack of motivation, addictive behaviours, anger, shame and self confidence issues.
It is very much about helping you to become your own therapist. You are encouraged to look at the here and now and towards how you want to be in future relationships, work and family life. Of course your past experiences influence and impact on your thoughts and behaviours in the present, but the emphasis is on what you can do today to maximise your happiness now and in the future.
It is an investment in your self for life. The sessions help highlight your irrational thoughts and behaviours which are not in your own best interest. It is about maximising your chances of personal happiness. It is also about not just coming along when things get difficult and upsetting but also to consider having a personal development session every now and then to re assess where you are in life. CBT helps you to enhance your everyday life, to reduce the possibility of future emotional disturbance by you changing the way you view events and people.
I have worked at Corporate level doing Excecutive Coaching too. Taking time out in a safe and trusting environment in therapeutic interactions can help you t reflect, re- assess and move forward to more personally chosen and relevant goals in your life. Being pro- active in your life rather than responding always to others demands.

Training, qualifications & experience

- M.A. ( Psych ) B.Ed ( Hons ) M.A. Professional Writing
- Registered Accredited CBT therapist
National CBT Register - www.cbtregisterukcom
- British Psychological Society member, Counselling Psychologist
- 12 years lecturing Psychology and training counsellors in Higher Education
- 10 years working with emotionally disturbed teenagers in U.K. and California, U.S.A
- Counselling in H.M. Prisons Service
- 6 years working for Ceridian, International H.R. Company in the Employee Assistance Programme, as a telephone counsellor, Case Manager and Trainer for Change Management
- Currently an Associate Counsellor for Lifeworks, Employee Assistance Programme Ceridian UK  The U.K's largest Employee Assistance Company
- 3 years running Happiness Seminars including Cunard on QM2, QE2, P & O, Saga and Travelscope Guest lecture programme on cruise ships
- Private Practice since 1994

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self esteem / approval issues
Relationships personal / professional
Sadness / depression
Loss personal life / work related
Change Management
Motivation issues
Addictive thoughts / behaviours
Guilt, self confidence, social avoidance, Shyness issues
Anger / control issues
Sleep / eating concerns


Do you wait until your car breaks down before you get it serviced ? Half of us would probably answer yes. The other half might well make sure their car had regular services. We pay out for our car mechanic hourly rate without much surprise, although these rates are fairly substantial.
So too with plumbers call out fees, dental bills etc Our emotional well being does not always get the same consideration. Sometimes we might think it somewhat self indulgent to spend money on our problems. The investment you make in looking into your difficulties will pay off greatly in your future emotional and physical well being. You can replace a car.
Do we value our emotional happiness as highly as inanimate possessions ? Do we wait until things get really difficult before looking for help sometimes we are not aware how upset we have become, or maybe dare not allow ourselves to start looking at what is happening, fear prevents us .CBT therapy can really help reduce the emotional disturbances , by giving you time to consider what is happening for you ina safe and confidential environment where you can give thought to what is happening in your life and start to make changes and decisions for the future in a calm and structured way. CBT therapy can then give you tools to watch out for signs of potential future disturbances before they impact greatly on our lives. Emotional disturbances can have deleterious effects on our physical health, our personal and professional relationships.
Value yourself, take care of yourself and give yourself the best chances of a happy and healthy emotional well being.
Epictetus , the Greek philosopher said,
Man is disturbed not by events or by other people, but his his view of those events
CBT does not aim to change events in our environments or the people around us but what you can do is change your views and thus help to reduce emotional disturbances.

The fee for an individual session is £65.00 for 60 mins.
Telephone and on line counselling are also available at the same rate.

Maps & Directions

Falmouth, TR3 7EE

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


0900 - 1800

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