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About me

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Ou experience:

We are a private practice offering therapy to adolescents and adults. Our team of qualified and accredited practitioners mainly use CBT and Existential and Psychoanalytic counselling, which are some 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, PTSD, identity difficulties and life transitions.

As a team, we also have additional skills in lecturing, supervising other therapists and consultancy to universities and app creators. 

Our approach:

Our values are to 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 therapy skills, 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 minutes (or 70 minutes for under 18s). This can help us determine the main difficulties and explain how we can use CBT or counselling to tackle the difficulties. We'll then have weekly or fortnightly 50 minute sessions thereafter to help you explore your feelings and learn 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 us to see if one of the team are the right therapist for you. We can then book you in for an assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our CBT Therapists all hold the following qualifications and accreditations:

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

Whilst our Counsellors hold the following:

  • BA in Psychology
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology
  • Postgraduate diploma in Counselling
  • Accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society)

Some of the 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

We also particularly support the following groups:

  • Children and adolescents (age 7-17)
  • People with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
  • People with Long Term Health Conditions or Medically Unexplained Symptoms

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

From £70.00 to £110.00
Free initial telephone session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

For adults, we charge £85 per hour for CBT assessments and therapy, and £70 for counselling assessment and treatments.

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 72 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 emails and sessions:
Monday 12-7pm
Tuesday - Thursday 9-7pm
Friday 9-5pm
We are closed over weekends.

For supervision, please enquire.

Further information

Our team 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, app creators and the film industry.

Suite 65
105 London Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 4QD

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Anjali Mehta - Brighter Life Therapy - CBT Therapists and Counsellors

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