West Suffolk CBT Service
8 Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
27 Old Gloucester Street
With clinics in Harley Street, London and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, WSCBT is devoted to offering the highest quality Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) treatment. CBT is all that WSCBT offers.
Therapists within the WSCBT are encouraged to reach the highest standards of professional practice in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The majority of it’s therapists write books about CBT (e.g., “Think about your thinking to stop depression” by Dr Nicola Ridgeway and Dr James Manning, “Cool Connections with CBT” by Laurie Seiler.) Therapists are registered with all major insurance companies.
The average WSCBT therapist generally
a) Has worked in the NHS for 10 years of more, and has approximately 15 years experience working with a wide range of mental health problems
b) Is involved in the training or supervision of other professionals in CBT
c) Offers teaching and workshops in CBT
d) Is accredited with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP).
Currently, the West Suffolk CBT Service has a range of commitments to improve access to CBT.
• It is offering seminars or workshops at the University College London, University of Bristol, The University of Birmingham, and the University of Manchester.
• It has a range of CBT self-help products that are either in press or in the final stages of development
Training, qualifications & experience
Dr Nicola Ridgeway, RMN, BSc, ClinPsyD, PGCert, C.Psychol, Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist.
Chris Mcdonell, RMN, Dip CBT, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Managing Director - Dr James Manning
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Workshops in CBT, Supervision and teaching in CBT
Cris McDonal - Initial assessment £80, and £80 per session
Dr Nicola Ridgeway - Initial assessment £135, and £95 per session
Dr James Manning - Initial assessment £155, and £120 per session
- How to use the law of opposites to relieve distress associated with depression
- Does excessive physician utilisation prolong the sick role?
An Introduction to CBT: What it is and how it works. Presented by Dr Nicola Ridgeway
Our two latest books are available at
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Supervision & training