West Suffolk CBT Service

27 Old Gloucester Street

Angel Corner
8 Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1UZ

01284 723948

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About us

With clinics in Harley Street, London and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, WSCBT is devoted to offering the highest quality Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) treatment. CBT is all that WSCBT offers.

Therapists within the WSCBT are encouraged to reach the highest standards of professional practice in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The majority of it’s therapists write books about CBT (e.g., “Think about your thinking to stop depression” by Dr Nicola Ridgeway and Dr James Manning, “Cool Connections with CBT” by Laurie Seiler.) Therapists are registered with all major insurance companies.

The average WSCBT therapist generally

a) Has worked in the NHS for 10 years of more, and has approximately 15 years experience working with a wide range of mental health problems
b) Is involved in the training or supervision of other professionals in CBT
c) Offers teaching and workshops in CBT
d) Is accredited with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP).

Currently, the West Suffolk CBT Service has a range of commitments to improve access to CBT.

• It is offering seminars or workshops at the University College London, University of Bristol, The University of Birmingham, and the University of Manchester.
• It has a range of CBT self-help products that are either in press or in the final stages of development

Training, qualifications & experience

Dr Nicola Ridgeway, RMN, BSc, ClinPsyD, PGCert, C.Psychol, Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist.

Chris Mcdonell, RMN, Dip CBT, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Managing Director - Dr James Manning

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Workshops in CBT, Supervision and teaching in CBT

Therapies offered


Cris McDonal - Initial assessment £80, and £80 per session

Dr Nicola Ridgeway - Initial assessment £135, and £95 per session

Dr James Manning - Initial assessment £155, and £120 per session

Further information

An Introduction to CBT: What it is and how it works. Presented by Dr Nicola Ridgeway

Our two latest books are available at


Maps & Directions

London, WC1N 3AX
Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1UZ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Supervision & training

Supervision available