Cyncoed Consulting Rooms
277 Cyncoed Road
9A Pound Field
Vale Of Glamorgan
029 2076 4611 / 07960 552669
Hi my name is Pam Fitzpatrick and I have many years of experience as a CBT specialist working with all types and forms of chronic anxiety and depression disorders including; social anxiety, panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, pure obsessional thoughts, PTSD, major depression episodes, ongoing low level depression and general feelings of sadness, PND, bipolar disorder, SAD and stress related issues. At the core of my work is warmth, empathy, and helping people feel fully supported throughout their individual therapy process.
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a registered member of the BACP. I am also registered with the majority of health insurance companies. I graduated from the University of Wales with a level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Previous to this I Studied and obtained 6 years of BACP accredited courses in general psychotherapy before specialising in CBT. I trained and worked in the NHS in Bristol Frenchay Hospital as a CBT specialist. I have since focused on private practice in Wales.
My daily clinics are based in Cyncoed Consulting Rooms, Cardiff and Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan. However, I also support people from across the UK and worldwide through Skype and telephone therapy.
We will usually start with an initial assessment session that lasts around 80 minutes where we gain a deeper understanding of the issues and difficulties that you are currently experiencing. We will then look at your therapy goals which might look at coping and management of your current difficulties. We will also explore the potential for your recovery, and during this session I will also fully explain Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and how I would plan to support you moving forward.
After this initial assessment session, we will normally meet weekly and agree a number of sessions that would be required to help you reach your therapy goals or recovery. We take it step by step and at a pace you feel entirely comfortable with.
If you would like to call me for a chat about the potential for therapy you can contact me on 07960552669. Please leave me a message, and I will return your call as soon as I can. Alternatively you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. or if you enquiry is of an urgent nature and would like to book an initial appointment ASAP, then you can call Cyncoed Consulting Rooms and book directly into my Wednesday or Friday clinic on 029 2076 4611.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 1-3 BACP Accredited Certification in Generalised Counselling Skills and Theory
Level 7- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certification in Graded Exercise Therapy for the Management of Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Pain
Certification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Registered Member of BACP
Registered member of BACME (British Association for CFS/M.E)
I am a full and registered member of the BACP and their ethical guidelines are intrinsic to my therapy work. I am vastly experienced, and continuously stay updated with the latest advances in therapeutic practice.
I previously worked for the NHS before my private practice and it was in that position that I was thoroughly trained in CBT strategies and interventions. Alongside my past NHS experience, I have worked and trained extensively with a Champion Chronic Pain Specialist and Clinical Psychologist in Bristol, where I gained first class experience in working with depression and anxiety alongside treating chronic health conditions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to the above I hold specialist interests in the management and treatment of body dysmorphia, Misophonia, Sexual Identity Issues, Functional Neurological Disorder, Somatoform Disorder, Somatoform Pain Disorder, Vestibular Disorders, Migraine, Other Chronic Health Issues.
My fees for self funded CBT:
Initial consultation (80 minutes)- £95
Sessions (50 minutes)- £65
Skype sessions (50 minutes)- £65
Telephone counselling (50 minutes)- £65
(Please note that my fees are different for insurance funded CBT, please ask for details)
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours are all interconnected, and that a number of these thoughts, feelings and behaviours can trap you in vicious and troublesome cycles. Primarily CBT can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave towards certain experiences and difficulties.
CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming difficulties in a more helpful way by breaking them down into smaller and more manageable parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
Why chose CBT?
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be more than or as effective as medication in treating some mental and physical health problems.CBT is also highly structured in nature and this means it can be provided in a relatively short period of time compared with other talking therapies. CBT also provides better therapeutic results.
CBT teaches you useful and practical strategies that can be used in everyday life – even after the treatment has finished.
CBT is evidence based therapy, so all psychological interventions are tried and tested and their previous success is well documented. It is known to operate well for all cultures and ethnicities as it is about common, universal human behaviours and thought patterns. It is focused solely on the goals of the client.
What issues can be helped or treated by CBT?
There are many areas that CBT is the most effective form of therapeutic treatment and include:
· Generalised Anxiety Disorder
· Panic Disorder
· Substance Dependencies
· Relationship Issues
· Anger Issues
· Chronic Health Conditions
· Pain and Fatigue
What training should my CBT therapist have?
A well-qualified CBT therapist should either have completed a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT (not general counselling) at level 7 or be a practising clinical psychologist.The CBT therapist should belong to a professional governing body and have many years of therapy hours amassed in both the NHS and private practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer flexible appointments and can accommodate weekend/evening sessions should this be required.
Types of client