Anjali Mehta - CBT Therapist specialising in improving mood and self-esteem
Hello, my name is Anjali. Thank you for taking the time to look through my profile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
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.
We are available for sessions:
Tuesday - Thursday 5-7pm
We are closed over weekends.
We can take calls/emails on weekdays 9-7pm.
For supervision, please enquire.
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.