Clare Beavan, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
The Oakdale Centre
49 Valley Drive
Pure Treatment Rooms
11-13 Victoria Street
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a recognised therapy by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as being effective for the treatment of anxiety, depression and trauma.
Having a range of emotions is normal but it can become troublesome if we begin to experience too much, to the extent that it starts to impact on our lives and wellbeing. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps the individual to understand the relationship between emotions, thoughts (cognitions) and behaviours to understand what it is that is maintaining their mood.
I work alongside the individual to develop this understanding and we use it as a springboard to develop individual strategies to overcome the problem and allow the person to return to their previous self and become their own therapist.
I am an accredited member with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) the lead organisation for CBT in the UK. Accreditation means that I have completed the training and am competent to practise as a CBT therapist. It requires that I keep up to date with evidence based research and the development of skills and techniques.
Accreditation is important, even if you do not choose to use my service I would suggest that you check that your therapist is accredited with the BABCP, if it is CBT that you are seeking out.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a brief and effective evidence based treatment that is recognised by NICE for the treatment of trauma and other emotional disorders. When we experience a traumatic event or events, the memories can sometimes go unprocessed leaving the individual with negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours. With this therapy, I work with the individual to work through a specific 8 phase process that helps the individual to reduce subjective distress and to strengthen more helpful, adaptive beliefs related to the traumatic event. It works through the individual concentrating on the event(s) through the image, the sensations (smell, sights, feelings, sounds) and processing the memory whilst undergoing bilateral (side to side) eye movements, generated by the therapist. It results in the memory losing its intensity and becoming more like an ordinary memory. I am a registered member of the UK and Ireland EMDR Association.
For more information please look at the link ‘What is EMDR?’ on emdrassociation.org.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from Liverpool University with a B.Sc in Occupational Therapy in 1996. I have worked in the NHS for over 16 years and pursued a route in mental health, which has seen me work in a variety of clinical settings - in-patient work, forensic (secure settings), community work and eventually into specialist services offering CBT.
In 2011 I completed my Post Graduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapies at the university of York and continue to work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the NHS.
As mentioned, I am accredited with the BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
With regards to fees, you will find that there is a going rate and I am competitively priced. Fees are normally discussed during a telephone consultation and can be paid by session or in advance. All ongoing sessions last 50 minutes.
Hours of work: I am flexible and am happy to offer daytime, evenings and/or weekend appointments.
If you are uncertain about whether CBT is the right therapy or have any queries, then please call or e-mail me for an informal discussion (without you having to commit to anything). Even if I am unable to help, I am willing to make recommendations for the right type of therapy.
Following a call or e-mail contact, and on the basis that CBT does seem appropriate, we will arrange to have an initial assessment which will last for 60 - 90 minutes. This will give us a good basis upon which to work, by understanding the problem, thinking about some goals for therapy and how those goals might be achieved.
I am a co-founder of MoodWise with my colleague and we both work from Pure Treatment Rooms in Wetherby. Please have a look at our website for further information.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime, evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|