Abby Quick CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accred.)
I'm a fully-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT therapist) in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. I welcome enquiries and offer FREE initial telephone consultations to help us identify whether CBT could be suited to your needs.
I am passionate about CBT and empowering my clients to help themselves through a transition from self as client, to self as own therapist. I facilitate this process using a combination of my CBT training; application of relevant evidence-based research and the use of interpersonal skills within the therapeutic relationship.
I made the decision to leave my career in the NHS because I believe that CBT treatment should be delivered flexibly, solely in line with the specific needs of my clients, without the conflicting pressures of NHS service pressures, targets and demands.
I work collaboratively with my clients; I am guided by their goals and treatment priorities and aim to ensure that all clients, regardless of budget, leave treatment with valuable insights, and a range of effective coping skills to help maintain their recovery and to prepare them for managing any future setbacks. I am transparent, containing, non-judgemental and authentic in my approach. I welcome enquiries, and offer 1 x free 20-minute telephone screening appointment as a first contact, to help establish suitability for CBT treatment.
I am a fully-accredited member of the BABCP and adhere to their requirements for Continued Professional Development; Clinical Supervision; and to their Code of Professionalism, Performance and Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally-trained as an Occupational Therapist, completing a BSc Hons degree in 2001 at Coventry University. I have worked predominantly in the field of mental health, across a spectrum of services, over the past 20 years. I continue to maintain my core professional identity, and remain registered with both the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) and The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC.)
I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, at Surrey University in 2011 as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); a National Health Service initiative set up to help promote and facilitate greater access to psychological support for common emotional disorders, experienced by the general population.
Until my decision to leave to pursue an independent career, I spent the last 10-years employed as a CBT therapist for a local NHS service provider. Throughout this period I worked extensively with clinical presentations including Panic; Agoraphobia; Generalised Anxiety; Social Anxiety; Health Anxiety; PTSD; Phobias; Depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Additional elements that frequently also presented in combination, included Low Self Esteem, Adjustment issues and Clinical Perfectionism.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, psychotherapy for common mental health disorders, psychological treatments for emotional disorders
I charge £60 per hour.
Treatment Blocks (4 x 60 minute sessions) are available at a discounted rate of £200** when they are pre-paid and pre-booked.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific difficulties if you think that CBT could be of benefit to you.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Hours of business - part-time (Tues/Weds/Thurs)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|