Brenda Dunn DipCBT PMCOSCA
You are browsing this website because you are considering therapy for yourself or a loved one. Many of us put this off or are hesitant for a number of reasons and try to “just get on with it”. This can be a strategy that is short lived. It is “normal” and helpful to talk about our difficulties so don’t put it off.
I offer telephone and online based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with an integrative approach and will work collaboratively with you to develop strategies, tools and techniques to help you manage your difficulties and improve your life.
CBT works from the perspective that our thoughts, behaviour, mood and physical symptoms are connected. Sometimes we can fall into unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving, trapping us in an unhelpful cycle. CBT can be helpful in the management of mood difficulties by exploring and changing the way we think about a situation and the way we behave.
I chose to become a CBT Therapist because of the clear evidence that it works. I am available for individual CBT for the treatment of a variety of difficulties including general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, trauma and low self esteem.
I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a practising CBT therapist working within the NHS and from home
COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Validated by COSCA)
Studying Mental Health Nursing at the University of the West of Scotland
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£30 per 50-minute session