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

I offer Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment option for individuals aged 14+ suffering with Depression, Trauma/PTSD 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. Many 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.

I offer a collaborative, confidential and professional psychotherapy service for adults and adolescents aged 14 years and over and I welcome any questions or concerns you may have. All appointments take place at a residential address in an allocated therapy room that is specifically used to see clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP (The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).

During the time I have worked within the NHS, I have gained invaluable experience of delivering effective CBT therapy to individuals suffering with depression, a range of anxiety disorders and trauma. I have extensive experience of working with adults and more recently of working with adolescents aged 14 and over. I now run my own CBT clinic, which enables me to offer a professional and flexible service to meet the needs of individuals who wish to access private therapy.

As a CBT Therapist, I will work with you to help you explore your issues in a safe and non-judgemental environment, where we will be able to work together collaboratively towards resolving your problems and distress.

My qualifications are as follows:

BSc (First Class Honours Degree) Mental Health Nursing, 2007

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression, 2012

I would encourage you to ask any therapist who you contact for CBT treatment what CBT training they have had and where, as this varies greatly. I would also encourage you to ask if they are accredited with a professional body, such as the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and follow this up by looking on the relevant website. Being fully trained in CBT and accredited assures a therapist receives regular supervision and attends regular training in order to keep their knowledge and skills up to date to enable them to offer the evidence-based treatment. My continued professional development includes attending the following workshops:

CBT for Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents; Polly Waite, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre,   2016     

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Eating Disorders; Professor Glenn Waller, South Bank University, London, 2015

Working with Complex Trauma; Dr Jo Billings, Dorset HealthCare NHS Trust, 2015  

Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Dr Colette Hirst, Kings College London & South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, 2015

Seeing with the mind's eye: sing imagery in CBT; Lusia Stoppa, Director of Clinical Psychology University of Southampton, 2015

Conceptualising and Treating Social Anxiety Disorder; Lusia Stoppa, Director of Clinical Psychology University of Southampton, 2014

Conceptualising and Treatment of OCD with CBT; Dr Blake Stobie, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, 2014

CBT Informed Complex Trauma Training - parts 1 & 2;Isabel Clarke, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Southern Health NHS Foundation, 2014

Type II PTSD - phase based approach; Dr Deborah Lee, Consultant Clinical Psychologist University of Reading, 2013

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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 £50 per 50 minute treatment session for private paying clients. I also offer a limited amount of evening appointments and these will be charged at a rate of £60 per 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 above.

You can also contact me for a free 15 minute telephone consultation to briefly discuss your difficulty and whether CBT may be useful for you.

The initial face to face CBT session is a chance for us to get to know each other and to discuss what brings you to therapy. We can also discuss what you want to gain from therapy, what to expect from sessions and for me to tell you a little about how I work.

Finding the right therapist needs to feel right for you and so following this initial session, if you decide that I am, we can make another appointment. If for any reason we decide that I am not the right therapist for you, then I will do my best to try and direct you to find the most appropriate help.

Payment can be made either by cash or cheque at the beginning of each session or by bank transfer 24 hours prior to each therapy session.

Twenty-four hours notice is required for the cancellation of a session and sessions cancelled after this time are charged at the full rate.

Further information

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

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

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 and Tuesdays 8.30am - 6.30pm Fridays 9am - 1pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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