The Well Health Centre
89 Institute Road
0121 2469682 / 07564 770026
I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy helpful for anyone experiencing depression, anxiety (for example, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder) or stress-related symptoms. I am also trained to teach mindfulness based cognitive therapy, which has a good evidence base for helping with recurrent episodes of depression. I offer confidential, supportive and compassionate one-to-one sessions to anyone over 16 years old in a comfortable and convenient location in South Birmingham.
What is CBT?
CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional (and physical) health conditions and relationship issues in adults, young people and children. CBT focuses on how we think in response to a situation and how this then affects the way we act. In turn our actions can further affect how we think and feel. The therapist and client work together to explore these individual patterns or cycles of thinking, feeling and acting. We then work towards changing which of these is keeping the low mood or anxiety going. It is a practical and strategy-based therapy that will hopefully result in the client being more aware and feeling more in control of managing these symptoms on their own.
There is a great deal of research evidence to show that CBT works effectively in treating depression and anxiety. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) which provides independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health.
What can CBT help with?
NICE recommends CBT in the treatment of the following conditions:
- anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder)
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- schizophrenia and psychosis
- bipolar disorder
There is also good evidence that CBT is helpful in treating many other conditions, including:
- chronic fatigue
- behavioural difficulties in children
- anxiety disorders in children
- chronic pain
- physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis
- sleep difficulties
- anger management
CBT can be used if you are on medication which has been prescribed by your GP. You can also use CBT on its own. This will depend on the difficulty you want help with.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
BSc Hons Applied Psychology
PGCert in Mental Health
PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
I have worked in the NHS for the past 12 years helping people with depression or anxiety disorders. I have worked in a number of different Trusts in a variety of settings (for example, GP practices, secure forensic, inpatient and schools). I also supervise other CBT therapists and am trained to lead mindfulness based cognitive therapy groups.
As an accredited CBT practitioner, I am required to adhere to strict standards of practice and professional codes of conduct. I attend regular training and supervision to ensure I am up-to-date with my practice. For more information on professional codes of conduct or CBT in general, please see the BABCP website.
Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any further questions and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Face-to-face assessment- £65 (60-70 mins)
Ongoing treatment sessions- £55 (50 mins)
Ongoing telephone sessions- £45 (50 mins)
Ongoing treatment sessions- £75
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mondays all day and evenings on other week days.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am qualified to supervise other CBT therapists.View supervision profile