About me

Hi, I'm Abi, I specialise in online CBT. This allows clients to make profound life changes in the comfort of their own home or even in their work office.

If you’re anything like me I felt very overwhelmed the first time I decided to access therapy around 12 years ago. What type is best for me? What will I actually get from this? What if I don't gel with my therapist? These are perfectly natural concerns and important questions. You should feel informed and confident that you are choosing the best option for your specific needs. This is why I offer a free initial consultation where I answer all of your questions.

After starting therapy then I went on to have the most profound and life changing experience of my life with my therapist. I decided from that day forward that I wanted do the same for others. Although I am an expert in CBT, you are the expert of your life and experiences so it is essential for us to work together to achieve the changes that matter to you the most.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who is accredited with the BABCP. The BABCP is the national governing body for CBT Therapists. I received my undergraduate degree from Lancaster University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I then went on to earn a Certificate in Psychological Therapies from Surrey University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the University of Manchester.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Low self esteem/ low confidence, depression/ low mood, obsessions and compulsions (OCD), trauma (PTSD), social anxiety, general anxiety/ worry, phobias, anger, panic and panic attacks, agoraphobia, health anxiety, chronic pain and stress.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness

Fees

Additional information

Initial consultation- free

Private session- £70

Manchester
Greater Manchester
M14

Newcastle
Staffordshire
ST5

Type of session

Online
Phone
Abi Brayford

Abi Brayford