Beverley Davies, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist

Beverley Davies, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist

Southbourne, Bournemouth

01202 560219 / 07979 505569

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Southbourne, Bournemouth

01202 560219 / 07979 505569

About me

Welcome, my name is Beverley. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I work alongside my clients to help them to explore their difficulties in a safe and non-judgemental environment and to enable them to make the necessary changes they want and need to make using CBT techniques.

Due to difficult life events, many of us at some point will be affected by psychological problems, which can have a significant impact on ourselves, our work and our relationships. Working together with a CBT therapist can help you to get the necessary support to overcome your obstacles, by enabling you to change the way you think and react to given situations, with the aim of improving the way you feel.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of psychological difficulties in adults. CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for depression, PTSD/trauma and a range of anxiety disorders.

I offer a collaborative, confidential and professional psychotherapy service for adults who are suffering with low mood, trauma memories/PTSD and a range of anxiety disorders.

Making the decision to seek help from a therapist is a very important step and one that needs to feel right for you. Therefore, I offer a free telephone consultation so that you can briefly discuss your difficulties before we meet.

Therapy sessions take place in an allocated therapy room within a private residence, where confidentiality, a sense of safety and a shared understanding of your difficulties are of the utmost importance.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP (The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). Being a fully trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited by a professional body such as the BABCP, assures I receive regular supervision and attend regular training in order to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. This supports me to offer the most effective and up to date evidence-based treatment I can to my clients.

I studied Mental Health Nursing at Bournemouth University where I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Mental Health Nursing in 2007. Following this, I completed my Post Graduate CBT training at the University of Southampton in 2011.

Since qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have gained invaluable experience of delivering effective CBT therapy to adults suffering with depression, a range of anxiety disorders, PTSD and complex trauma with varying ranges of severity. I have experience of working within two local psychological NHS IAPT services and continue to work as a CBT Therapist within a specialist NHS service alongside my private practice.

One year ago, I set up my own private clinic to enable me to offer a professional and flexible service to meet the needs of individuals that do not wish to access CBT treatment through the NHS for various reasons.   

Workshops and training I have attended since completing my CBT training:

  • CBT for Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Eating Disorders
  • Working with Complex Trauma
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Seeing with the mind's eye: using imagery in CBT
  • Conceptualising and Treating Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Conceptualising and Treatment of OCD with CBT
  • CBT Informed Complex Trauma Training
  • Type II PTSD - phase based approach

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



Sessions are currently charged at £50 per 50-60 minute therapy session. I can also offer telephone appointments for people who are unable to attend sessions for varying reasons and these are charged at the normal rate.

You can also contact me for a free telephone consultation to briefly discuss your difficulty and whether CBT may be useful for you.

Payment can be made either by cash, cheque or by bank transfer at the end of each session.

Further information

Therapy Sessions - overview of treatment and expectations

CBT focusses on forming a shared understanding of the main difficulty and what keeps it going, by exploring the links between how you think, feel and react to your environment. We will then work together to identify what thoughts and behaviours might need to be addressed in order to help you feel better.

Typically, face to face treatment sessions last for approximately 50 minutes and usually take place weekly or fortnightly. However, the frequency of sessions may vary depending upon your needs and may potentially lessen in frequency as therapy progresses, as the aim of CBT is to teach you to become your own therapist over time.

CBT is a practical and goal-focussed therapy and is a short-term and time limited psychological treatment, whereby the client and therapist work together towards the agreed therapy goals. However, the timescale is dependant upon the nature and complexity of the problem. Therefore following your assessment, a treatment plan based on your individual needs and situation will be discussed and agreed between us before any treatment begins.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the Department of Health and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as the psychological therapy of choice for treating depression and a range of anxiety disorders, including PTSD. Information about specific problems can be found on my website at

Maps & Directions

Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mondays 9am - 5pm Tuesdays 8.30am - 5pm Fridays 9am - 4pm

Types of client

Older adults
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