About me

If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety and trauma. Drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, I work with you to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, difficulties and gain strategies to improve how you feel.
I draw upon my training in different therapeutic approaches to tailor treatment to the individuals needs. If you are looking for help here, you have already made the decision about wanting to make change and this is the first step. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to discuss how I can help.

For over 20 years I have worked in the public and voluntary sectors with people with emotional and mental health issues, and also those with problematic drug and alcohol use. I have worked within the NHS with children, adolescents, family groups and hold an up to date DBS.  I have  completed a specialist CBT training  from The Royal Holloway University and The Anna Freud Centre (London). 

Although I primarily take a CBT based approach to treatment I use a variety of approaches based on the individuals needs. These can include ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness and CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy).

Due to my training in CBT and CFT I am able to understand the mind and body and all of those important systems that play an important role when we think about mental health. I specialise in chronic depression, long term health conditions (Chronic fatigue, fybromyalgia etc), trauma, anxiety and low self-esteem. 

As someone who has experienced trauma and challenging times within my own life, I believe that my own years of personal therapy has helped make me the person I am today. I am therefore committed to trying to support others who question aspects of their own lives, are in the midst of personal crisis or ongoing emotional distress.  I show compassion and empathy to my clients. This not only helps our therapeutic relationship but also allows you to feel heard.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2020- PgDip. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Royal Holloway University
  • 2020-2021. Certificate in Compassion focused therapy
  • 2019. Certificate in positive behavioural support
  • IAPT Postgraduate Diploma in CBT - Kings College/Anna Freud Centre
  • 2018- MSc. Research in Clinical Psychology. University of Hertfordshire
  • 2005-2008. BSc (Hons) Neuropsychology. University of central Lancs

Member organisations

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£50 per treatment session lasting 50 minutes.

York
YO32

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom
Abbie Stanwix

Abbie Stanwix