Beverley Davies, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist
01202 560219 / 07979 505569
I offer a collaborative, confidential and professional psychotherapy service for adults aged 18+ years and also for adolescents aged 14+ years. As a CBT Therapist, I can help you to explore your difficulties in a safe and non-judgemental environment, where we can work together towards resolving your problems and distress.
Therapy Room Southbourne is a psychological therapy service that offers Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment option for individuals suffering with depression, trauma and a range of anxiety disorders.
CBT is a talking therapy that has been proved to help treat a wide range of psychological difficulties in adults and young people. Indeed, most of us at some point in our lives are affected by psychological problems, and whilst this can be a temporary state, it can cause ongoing distress and have a significant impact on some or all areas of our lives. Working together with a CBT therapist can enable individuals to get the necessary support to overcome their obstacles, as by changing the way we think and react to situations can improve the way we feel.
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 15 minute telephone consultation so that you can discuss your difficulties and we can identify whether CBT may be useful for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BABCP fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies - www.babcp.com). Alongside my private clinic, I also work as a part-time CBT Therapist within the NHS. I have over 12 years experience of working within the NHS as a Mental Health Nurse and currently as a CBT Therapist. I have worked within primary care for two IAPT services and I am currently working within secondary care, working with both adults and adolescents with a range of difficulties as a result of trauma, anxiety and/or depression.
My qualifications are as follows:
BSc (First Class Honours Degree) Mental Health Nursing
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Social anxiety - Low self esteem - Difficulties with problem solving or decision making - Procrastination - Difficulties with confidence or assertiveness - Stress Management - including work and school related stress - Adolescents
Sessions are currently charged at £60 per 50 minute session for private paying clients. Payment can be made by cash or cheque (or by bank transfer if agreed beforehand) and payment is due at the end of each therapy session.
I also offer some evening appointments and these will be charged at £70 per 50 minute session.
Prior to an assessment session, I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation in order to briefly discuss the difficulties you are experiencing and whether CBT may be a useful treatment option for you.
Twenty-four hours notice of cancellation or alteration of session is required. Sessions cancelled after this time are charged at full rate.
Therapy Sessions - overview of treatment and expectations
The first time we meet face to face will give us a chance to discuss further what brings you to therapy and what you wish to gain from it. It will also enable you time to ask any questions or express any concerns you might have.
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. The number of sessions varies but usually ranges between 6 and 20 sessions, with the average number required for optimal outcomes being 10-12.
We will usually start each session with an agreed agenda, which ensures therapy is tailored to your needs and we will work together to challenge your unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that are maintaining your difficulties. We will also identify homework at the end of each session, to enable you to practice new skills and strategies learned and put them into your everyday life. Indeed, CBT is a proactive form of therapy whereby the therapist and client work together and consider various ways of understanding and challenging current problems to enable positive change. Learning to become your own therapist is empowering and is the ultimate aim of CBT, as with enough understanding of your problems and the way you respond to them will enable you to help yourself long after therapy has ended and out of session work facilitates this.
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 www.therapyroomsouthbourne.co.uk
CBT is a highly effective talking therapy and is scientifically proven to help people overcome a wide range of personal challenges and to reduce distressing symptoms. CBT mainly focuses on what is going on in the present rather than the past. However, it also recognises that our past is important as our life experiences help to shape our present and can at times prevent us from successfully finding our way through current challenges.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening appointments available Friday daytime appointments available
Types of client