CBT Bridgnorth with Jerrie Richards
I am an accredited psychotherapist with many years experience of delivering CBT within the NHS, which has given me an opportunity to support individuals experiencing a wide range of mood-related problems. From my personal experience, it is a common misconception that people who are anxious or depressed believe themselves to be set-apart from others, however these problems are much more common than people realise.
Deciding to start a course of psychotherapy and choosing to invest time to work on yourself can be a life-changing experience. I have helped people to regain a sense of enjoyment in their everyday lives as well as develop resilience to future relapse. CBT can help anyone to understand themselves in more depth and can be extremely beneficial in resolving many of life's challenges.
What I can offer you:
I am able to offer a range of NICE recommended psychotherapeutic approaches online via face to face Skype sessions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. These are all evidence based treatments, meaning research has found them to be effective in helping people recover from a wide range of problems.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short-term solution focused therapy that has been shown to be effective for a wide range of disorders, particularly anxiety (general, health and social) and depression. CBT can help you understand the development of your problems and can support you in changing unhelpful patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Therapy usually focuses on your current problems and will provide you with the necessary skills and techniques to help you manage and overcome your difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am committed to my work and hold professional accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Any therapist can use CBT techniques, however only those who have completed an accredited BABCP CBT post-graduate training call themselves a 'Cognitive Behaviour Therapist' and practice certified CBT treatment. The BABCP register lists all clinicians who are suitably qualified: http://cbtregisteruk.com
As well as a Masters degree in CBT, I have undergone considerable training throughout my career and I continue to develop and refine my practice through regular supervision and continuing professional development (CPD) events.
- Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Msc, Distinction, University of Hertfordshire)
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PGDip, Distinction, University of Hertfordshire)
- Certificate in Supervision (University of Essex)
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing (PGCert, University of Essex)
- Degree in Psychology (BSc, University of Bristol)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me if you should have a difficulty that is not listed above and you would like to discuss whether CBT would be appropriate.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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I aim to make my service as accessible as possible and concessions may also be available depending on your circumstances and my availability. Please contact me for more information.
Sessions can be paid for via private health insurance and may be charged at a higher rate, depending on your level of cover. The corporation that you are insured with will be invoiced directly.
I am recognised by the following insurance providers:
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- Western Provident Association (WPA and WPA Protocol)
- PruHealth / VitalityHealth Insurance
- Cigna HealthCare Benefits
Treatment typically ranges from 10 - 20 sessions, although can be longer or shorter depending on the nature and severity of the problem. At our first appointment we can discuss how many sessions are likely to be suitable for you.
""I feel so much more positive and in control of my life - thank you"
"I have found the strategies suggested to be extremely effective and I am feeling 100% better than I did before I started a course of CBT with Jerrie"
“Working with Jerrie has helped me to address the negative and unhelpful aspects of my thinking, which was causing me problems with my job, relationships and confidence. Our sessions have helped me to understand the vicious cycles I was trapped in and supported me with coping in a more constructive way. I’m taking with me many valuable techniques. Thank you"
"I have realised, with your support, that with a different perspective I can overcome the barriers and hurdles that were making me feel so low. I feel re-energised, better-focused and much more positive about my future – thank you.”
"CBT with Jerrie has been so good for me. I have gained so many tools to help me deal with 'life' ”
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am currently on maternity leave, but will be looking to resume my practice in the new year. I will be available Monday-Thursday, 6pm-9pm