Anjelena Santos

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CBT Therapist BSc, MSc, PG Dip, MBABCP
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Bingley, BD16
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm a highly experienced, BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with over 15 years experience across various NHS settings as well as private practice. I view therapy as a partnership and I strive to build a safe, non-judgemental and empathic relationship as we work together to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and how both past and present challenging experiences may be impacting on your abilities to cope in the here and now. I value the unique co-creation process of working together and providing guidance to help process key difficult experiences, develop new perspectives and ways of coping in order to make meaningful progress and life-long changes.

My expertise encompasses a vast range of difficulties, including; self-esteem, perfectionism, stress, sleep issues, anger, depression, trauma (including PTSD and Complex-PTSD), Health Anxiety, Death Anxiety, OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic, Phobias and Generalised Anxiety and excessive worry. Through investing in my own mental health through personal therapy and over a decade of mindfulness and yoga practice; I value a more holistic, whole-person approach to mental health and wellbeing. 

Through highly personalised sessions, I draw on several therapeutic approaches, which include;

-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

-Trauma-Focused CBT

-Acceptance Commitment Therapy

-Compassion Focused Therapy 

- Cognitive Processing Therapy

-Motivational Interviewing 

- Mindfulness 

- Somatic Interventions (meaning more emphasis is placed on the mind-body connection to help bridge the gap between physical and emotional experiences and processes).  

-Polyvagal Interventions (developing self-awareness and understanding of our nervous system’s responses to stress and overwhelm and promoting self-regulation techniques in connection to the Vagus nerve.) 

I also have extensive post-qualification training and experience in working to overcome challenges related to pregnancy and new parenthood as well as parents impacted by baby loss.

I know that starting therapy can feel daunting and seeing if we are a good fit is integrative to making life changing progress happen; that’s why I offer a free initial brief consultation to give us both an opportunity to ask each other a few questions and give a better idea of what you can expect from our sessions. 

Client Testimonials:

"I would like to say a very heartfelt thank you for your guidance and support over the last few months, it has been life changing, eye opening and incredible.  I feel so much better equipped to tackle life now and I am grateful I had the opportunity to work with you." - Louise 

"Anjelena is lovely. She struck the perfect balance of professionalism and being real and treating you like a person, being friendly, not cold and like you`re just a patient. She was so insightful and helpful and I just can`t say enough how great she is." - Amy

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support and expertise over the past 6 months. Your support helped me overcome some very dark moments in my life. I feel more reassured and confident in facing the world with all the tools and skills I have learnt." - Ayesha 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2019)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions (2016)
  • Masters degree (MSc) in Clinical and Forensic Psychology (2015)
  • Bachelor degree (BSc) in Psychology and Counselling (2008)
  • Attachment and Compassion Focused Therapy (2024)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy for the Self-Critical Mind (2024)
  • Using Compassion Focused Therapy to Work with Shame Based Trauma Memories (2024)
  • Chairwork in CBT in practice (2024)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma (2023)
  • OCD presentations in the new parents (2022)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy in practice (2023)
  • Compassion focused Therapy in practice (2023)
  • New parents and infants mental health (2022)

Member organisations

BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My current fee is £80 for a session (lasting up to 60 minutes). Sorry, I don't currently accept insurance but in the process of being listed as a provider for BUPA, AXA and Aviva. Please reach out with any questions, I'd be happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.

Further information

I  offer online CBT therapy sessions from the comfort of your home. I'm available Monday to Friday mornings and afternoons.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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