Alistair Bond, Fully BABCP Accredited. Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
At the CBT Clinic London, I provide treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Drug and Alcohol Addiction(s), Gambling and Internet Addiction(s), Chronic Worry, Generalised Anxiety and all other Anxiety Disorders as well as a wide range of other psychological difficulties.
I use a talking therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT for short.
CBT is what is known as an 'Evidence Based' therapy. This means that in the same way all the 'behind the counter' medicines in your local chemists have undergone numerous clinical trials to prove their effectiveness at treating particular ailments, CBT has undergone a multitude of clinical trials to prove its effectiveness at treating many different psychological difficulties.
CBT is the NHS and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) primary recommended therapy for Depression, Panic Disorder, Anxiety Issues and a huge range of other psychological difficulties.
CBT helps people to recognise and change unhelpful thinking and behaviour into helpful thoughts and behaviour. CBT gives patients a clear understanding of why their problem exists and the steps they need to take to change their problem.
CBT's primary goal is to teach patients to be their own therapists. To equip them with the psychological tools, methods and understanding for them to use together with a CBT therapist while they are in therapy. And for them to use, should they ever encounter further psychological difficulties in the future.
CBT looks at people's problem mainly from a present day perspective. If you choose CBT you will not have to spend large amounts of time dwelling in the sometimes, all too painful past.
CBT takes a pragmatic, humanistic and solution-focussed approach to working with patients with psychological difficulties.
With CBT Therapy, most patients are in treatment for a maximum of 20 sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within the NHS and Private Practice for many years.
I specialise in treating people with Depression, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Drug and Alcohol Addiction and all the other anxiety related difficulties. But I also have experience of and have achieved excellent outcomes over a wide range of other psychological issues.
I hold Full BABCP Accreditation and I have a Post Graduate Qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
I also hold qualifications and have experience in Life Coaching Skills.
I am also a fully trained Mindfulness Teacher.
I also hold qualifications in EMDR.
I receive regular supervision which is provided by a Consultant Psychiatrist on a weekly basis.
I am more than happy to provide professional references & patient testimonials if requested.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Fees vary depending on location and whether it is an individual or an insurance company paying: Please contact me to discuss fees.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am - 9pm Weekdays and Weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a fully trained and qualified supervisor and I am keen to hear from professionals who require CBT supervison.View supervision profile