CBT Dr. Nadim Siddiqui Therapy/Supervision

CBT Dr. Nadim Siddiqui Therapy/Supervision

47 Oldham Road
Greater Manchester

01457 878875 / 07977 400678

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47 Oldham Road
Greater Manchester

01457 878875 / 07977 400678

About me

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the most effective form of counselling or psychotherapy for most psychologically based problems. Who says so - GP's and the government body NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) ;- they recommend CBT. I also supervise other practitioners and counsellors and am a visiting lecturer teaching CBT/ACT at the  University of Manchester and University College Chester. I also run short CBT, and mindfulness courses for practitioners.

Some people offer CBT but they have minimal CBT training. I have a MSc in CBT and lecture trainees at up to Doctoral level. I am  also an external examiner for a CBT training program.

There won't be embarrassing silent moments in therapy sessions with me (unless you want them!). Nor will I instruct that you must do this or that to get better. I'll help you understand the psychology and science that might underlie your problems, and help with proven techniques, in clearly planned therapy.

You can get CBT from your GP, but it it could involve group work or computer assisted CBT. Sometimes that therapy or counselling might be with newly trained therapist; my first qualification was a degree in psychology was in 1981, and I hold a Masters Degree in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester. I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and also an Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS) and registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC). I am also on the BPS Expert Witness List for the medico legal (assessment reports, therapy and training courses) part of my work.

I am widely experienced in the NHS, psychologist, interested in problem solving. I also use third-wave CBTs of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. These therapies are excellent for developing well-being and self -improvement (psychology is not just about the negative stuff!)

If you are not local to me, that's no problem, we can talk via Skype.

I can help with most types of problems, bereavement, depression, anger management, anxiety (general and specific (e.g. travel, social, exam, performance), phobias, PTSD, insomnia.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is also very helpful for PTSD, phobias and sleep disturbance. EMDR is used by the British, US and German military, and emergency services and is NICE approved for PTSD in the UK. I got EMDR qualified in 2006, and have trained to do EMDR with adolescents and children.

Training, qualifications & experience

Associate Fellow British Psychological Society

Professional  Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Manchester University.

Master of Science Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

BA (Hons) Psychology
Diploma Person Centred Counselling
Level 2 trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation Reprocessing)
Certificate Stress Management
Certificate Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
ACBS Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) registered therapist.
Teach ACT (and CBT to Doctoral level students).
Teach CBT module to Masters degree students
Have run mindfulness courses for 6th form students.
External examiner on CBT training program

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also treat phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Eye movement Desensitisation Reproccesing  (EMDR) helps hugely with PTSD and phobias, but is best used in conjunction with CBT (I am qualified in both).

Examples of phobias
Travel, social, spiders, snakes, blood, emetophobia (sick), needles, medical, flight).

I have done  post-graduate research at Manchester University into ruminative and intrusive thought loops, and techniques used to deal with them.
Another interesting treatment area is in working with bodily symptoms that have no attributable medical causation.

I am an advocate of Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These are fantastically powerful in promoting well-being. Therapy in my view, is not just about treating problems, it is also about promoting happiness, improving performance and coping better with the inevitable fluctuations in life. These are known as "third-wave" CBT's.

I train Drugs and Alcohol teams, run training courses on CBT for companies and the voluntary sector and am a visiting lecturer at University College Chester and Manchester University.


From £70 per session for therapy for private individuals. Rates for insurance companies, employee assistance programs and solicitors practices are different due to report writing and psychometric testing; please contact me for a quote. Psychological reports-please contact me.

Further information

I run short CBT courses in house. These can be second-wave or third-wave (ACT-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy).

I provide supervision to practioners and students (I supervise  people who are Masters students in counselling and CBT). This can be done by Skype if you live a long way from me, as can therapy.

I am also a person centred CBT practitioner, Rogerian core conditions and a good therapeutic relationship are essential to successful therapy and supervision.

Maps & Directions

Oldham, OL3 5EB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I have limited private sessions available due to high demand, but I always try and fit people in so please contact me.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

CBT second and third-wave, and  counselling supervision (from a humanistic perspective) and personal therapy is available.

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