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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 therapy to adolescents and adults. My team and I mainly use CBT, which is one of the most effective and well-researched therapies for low mood and anxiety.

We particularly specialise in helping people to manage low mood, low self-esteem and anxiety. We are also trained to work with generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks/disorder, phobias, OCD and PTSD.

I personally 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 team also work in the NHS alongside their work with us.

My approach:

We're a team of friendly CBT Therapists who always work hard to ensure our clients are happy and working towards their goals.

We work in a collaborative way, such that we 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 us 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:

We're based in Reading, Berkshire, but due to Covid-19, all our work is remote and we 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 me or one of my team are the right therapist for you. We can then book you in for an assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Myself and my team all hold the following qualifications and accreditations:

  • BSc Psychology (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT
  • Accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

I also personally hold the following qualification: Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Some of my team also have additional certificates and training.

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

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

We charge £85 per hour for adults for CBT assessment and therapy, and £70 for counselling.

For children under 18, we charge £110 per hour of CBT therapy or £85 for counselling, which includes the extra time spent liaising with parents, schools and other involved professionals (with the family's consent). Children's CBT assessment are £220, or £175 for counselling assessments,  and this includes a 1 hour 10 minute assessment session with the child and parents, and a comprehensive report provided to the family.

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

We 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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

We are available for sessions:
Monday 12-7pm
Tuesday - Thursday 5-7pm
Friday 9-5pm
We are closed over weekends.

We can take calls/emails on weekdays 9-7pm.

For supervision, please enquire.

Further information

My team and I have vast experience in:

  • face to face/telephone/online therapy with children and adults
  • lecturing trainee therapists and supervisors at 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

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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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