Sara Whammond BABCP accredited CBT therapist
51a High Street
98a High Street
Sara Whammond (RMN, BSc, PG Dip CBT)
Sara trained at Oxford University to qualify and practice as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and her core profession is as a Registered Mental health Nurse (RMN). Sara is registered with the NMC and is accredited by the BABCP.
She has nearly thirty years experience helping people to achieve optimum psychological well-being and can draw upon this experience to treat a range of disorders or issues, and has a particular interest in depression. Sara has also worked successfully with those experiencing psychosis and bipolar affective disorder and has helped people who act in a caring capacity for others. Sara works frequently with clients suffering from anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Sara is able to offer telephone CBT when this is appropriate and finds this provides a convenient alternative to those individuals who find that work or family commitments make it difficult to attend the clinic.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a talking therapy that is concerned with the way people think and act in various situations, and explores the origins and consequences of thinking and acting in such a way.
CBT has been extensively researched; in fact, more than any other talking therapy. The findings from the research repeatedly demonstrate the effectiveness of CBT in a wide and growing number of conditions. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT as first line treatment in the following conditions: Depression, generalised anxiety disorders (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Research has also shown that people treated with CBT remain well for longer. This may be due in part to one of the implicit aims of CBT, which is to teach individuals to become their own CBT therapist, increasing resilience to relapse.
Whilst the research for CBT is to be welcomed, a note of caution should be aired: it is repeatedly found in all talking therapy research that a fundamental aspect to the success of the treatment is the relationship between client and therapist.
It is part of our philosophy at Oxford Talking Therapies that we pay particular attention to ensuring this essential component of therapy: to this extent we all undertake regular clinical supervision to reflect upon and improve our work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered mental nurse 1989 NMC 85I325IE
PG Diploma in CBT OCTC / Oxford University 2011
Full accreditation with BABCP 120646
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in helping my clients who are suffering with depression and low mood and also all anxiety disorders.
Fees are £90 per session.
I am also registered with most health insurers and I am also able to provide treatment as part of employee assistance programmes. I have provided extensive CBT for medico legal cases of road traffic accidents.
Please contact me for further information and with no obligation.
I have been informed that sometimes my reply to client enquiries end up in the spam folder. Please be aware that your messages are very important to me and I always reply promptly to enquiries. It may be useful to call or text me and I am happy to call you back at your convenience or check your spam! Thanks, Sara
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am usually available for both daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|