Bronagh Webb MBACP Accred., BA Hons. PG.Dip. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
I have been counselling individuals and groups since 2007 and count it a privilege to have been in a position to observe people move from a place of distress or anxiety to a place where they are fulfilling their potential in life.
In 2009 I qualified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and now use this approach mainly. CBT is a type of 'talking' psychotherapy that research has continued to show to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of difficulties. In fact, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (2011) recommends it as the first choice of treatment for Depression and Anxiety.
CBT is based on the idea that the way we feel is affected by our thoughts and beliefs and how we behave. Individuals sometimes feel 'stuck' in a particular way of thinking or behaving and it can feel impossible to change. In sessions we aim to identify and change these unhelpful, self defeating patterns of behaviour and thinking. I work with my clients in a structured, solution focussed way to achieve agreed therapy goals. There are a variety of proven strategies and interventions within the therapy that can help with a range of emotional or mental difficulties.
Anyone can benefit from CBT. It is also a collaborative type of therapy where sessions are enhanced by exercises and strategies the client can learn and use daily to help combat dysfunctional thinking leading to low mood and anxiety. Essentially, you can learn to become your own 'therapist'. The more a client can practise the strategies, the greater the long term success of the therapy. Clients often feedback that they enjoy feeling 'in control' again and this type of counselling facilitates that sense of being able to 'cope' and problem solve effectively.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training:
Psychology, BA Hons;
Cert. Person Centred Counselling;
Dip. Pastoral Ministry Training (Association of Christian Counsellors);
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy.
As well as working one to one with clients from a wide range of backrounds on both a private and voluntary basis, I have experience Lecturing in Psychology and Counselling across different therapeutic approaches and Organisations including: University of Ulster, South Eastern Regional College, Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre and various community Groups. I am an accredited tutor for the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
I also develop specifically designed training and education packages for community organisations and groups. Working as part of a team of established Christian Counsellors, I recently helped integrate CBT strategies into a new programme for Faith Based Counselling which was awarded by the United Millennium Award Scheme in 2011.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £50 per session, including assessment session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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