Bridget Barnes

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(BSc.Hons PG.Dip) - Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Available for new clients
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London, E17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Bridget, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who specialises in Anxiety Disorders. I have extensive experience helping people to take back control of their anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are limiting their lives.

***Recent client feedback - “Bridget was really wonderful. I have left my sessions feeling empowered and confident that I have everything I need to tackle my OCD and challenging situations that may arise in future. I really can not thank her enough and I'm excited that I have various exercises I can use to navigate my OCD."

I help my clients to LET GO of excessive worrying, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and OCD (using ERP). Most importantly, we'll BUILD your self-esteem and develop self-compassion. Understanding how your anxieties have come about and why they continue to be a problem is the first thing we'll do together. 

Through the process of therapy you'll identify and challenge thoughts that keep you stuck in a cycle of overthinking or self-doubt. You'll learn how to disengage from your anxious, negative thoughts so that instead of being caught up in them you can get on and enjoy life.

People often come to me feeling exhausted with trying to manage their anxiety and have tried various ways to break out of unhelpful behaviours or thoughts but they haven't really helped. On further exploration it usually transpires that they haven't been given the tools to make these changes. CBT provides evidence based techniques specifically developed for each type of anxiety. With the right tools you can challenge your behaviours and see things from a new perspective. What's more, you can draw on these techniques at any point in your life when faced with something similar. 

When we change our internal world, this starts to positively impact our lives. My client's get to a point where they feel comfortable to develop relationships and friendships, have more headspace and concentration to put into their career, studies or family and have more time to focus on their health, wellbeing, ambitions and values. This is why I love my job so much! 

In addition to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, we can use Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy. My approach blends a combination of these therapies.

I understand that exploring your difficulties can feel vulnerable and frightening. I will meet you with empathy and understanding and I will create a safe space for you in our sessions.

Your anxiety is unique to you and I can offer you a bespoke, tailor made evidence-based treatment plan to meet your needs.

-> Book a no obligation free 15 minute introductory call to get started and see if it's a good fit for you.

***Testimonial: “Bridget was excellent, I have completely transformed as a person. I am no longer worried about the little things as I have tools to handle them in a rational way. I am leaving today feeling so confident and excited for life. “

Check out my instagram in the side bar to get to know me a bit more and for mental health tips -->

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Low Intensity CBT Interventions - University of Essex

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc.Hons) - University of Lincoln

Professional Accreditation:

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) - Accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist

Member organisations

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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
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£120.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

The self-funded fee for individual therapy is £120. The fee will be payable via bank transfer prior to the appointment.

Sessions are 50 minutes. 

When I work

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Further information


You can make an appointment by phone, email, or via the online contact form on my website. I understand that seeking psychological help can be a daunting task, so feel free to contact me in the way that suits you best.

When you do get in touch, please include your availability and a brief summary of your current difficulties.

I will try to contact you within two working days to arrange an initial appointment. The initial session is free and only 15 minutes long. In this call I will hear more about your difficulties and we will see if Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a good fit for you.

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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