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About me

Hello, my name is Anjali. Thank you for taking the time to look through my profile.

My experience:

I am a CBT Therapist and Clinical Director of Brighter Life Therapy, a private practice offering CBT therapy to adolescents and adults. CBT is one of the most effective and well-researched therapies for low mood and anxiety.

I particularly specialise in helping people to manage low mood and/or boost their confidence and self-esteem. I am also trained to work with generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks/disorder, phobias, OCD and PTSD.

I work as a part-time lecturer and supervisor at a local university, so I am up to date with all the latest research and ideas.

My approach:

I'm a friendly CBT Therapist and always work hard to ensure my clients are happy and working towards their goals.

I work in a collaborative way, such that I provide the knowledge of CBT and you play an active role in your journey to feeling better by practising and engaging with the therapy.

What to expect in sessions:

We'll start with an assessment which lasts between 50-70 minutes. This can help me determine the main difficulties and explain how we can use CBT to tackle the difficulties. We'll then have weekly or fortnightly 50 minute sessions thereafter to help you learn CBT techniques to manage the difficulties.

Virtual sessions:

I'm based in Reading, Berkshire, but due to Covid-19, all our work is remote and I can support clients anywhere in the UK via zoom or telephone sessions.

Virtual sessions work really work - it doesn't feel too different to face to face sessions, as we can still see each other. It's also ideal for those with busy schedules who have less ability to travel.

To get started:

If you're interested in working together, please email or call me to see if I'm the right therapist for you. We can then book you in for an assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following qualifications and accreditations:

  • BSc Psychology (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT (Distinction and award for Top Student)
  • Accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I particularly specialise in supporting adolescents and adults to boost their mood and build their confidence and self-esteem.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies

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Fees

I charge £85 per hour for adults for assessment and therapy.

For children under 18, I charge £110 per hour of therapy, which includes the extra time spent liaising with parents, schools and other involved professionals (with the family's consent). Children's assessment are £220 and this includes a 1 hour 10 minute assessment session with the child and parents, and a comprehensive report provided to the family.

I offer 10% off for block bookings of 10 treatment sessions after the assessment.

I may be able to reduce rates for clients who have been affected by Covid-19. Please enquire directly.

I require 24 hours notice to cancel appointments, otherwise we will unfortunately need to still charge. You will receive an appointment reminder 48 hours ahead of the appointment to help with this.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

I have vast experience in:

  • face to face/telephone/online therapy with children and adults
  • lecturing trainee therapists and supervisors at two universities
  • supervising trainee and qualified clinicians
  • supervising large-scale research studies
  • providing consultancy to universities, other professionals and the film industry.

Suite 65
105 London Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 4QD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

For assessment/therapy sessions:
Monday 11-7pm
Thursday 5-7pm
Friday 9-5pm

For enquiries and emails only:
Monday - Friday 9-5pm
Saturdays/Sundays - closed

For supervision:
Please enquire.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I offer supervision for therapists and psychologists who predominantly use CBT when working with children, adolescents and/or adults.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Anjali Mehta - CBT Therapist specialising in improving mood and self-esteem

Anjali Mehta - CBT Therapist specialising in improving mood and self-esteem