Claire Hendry - BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
I am an NHS-trained, BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist offering evidence-based psychological therapy for depression and a range of anxiety disorders. I have 9 years of NHS experience helping people from a variety of backgrounds to overcome their emotional difficulties. I can provide a confidential and supportive environment for you to use CBT techniques to better understand your problems, and learn new strategies to improve your psychological wellbeing and quality of life now and in the future.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a different approach from counselling and is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for a variety of common mental health problems. CBT is a form of psychotherapy which focuses on how you think about yourself, the world and other people, and how your behaviour affects your thoughts and feelings.
Have you been struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you feeling low and exhausted, worrying excessively, having panic attacks, or unable to move on after a traumatic experience? My ethos is focused on building a trusting therapeutic relationship to help you to facilitate change and rebuild your life. If you would like to make positive changes, I can provide treatment for the following problems:
- Excessive worry (GAD)
- Panic disorder and agoraphobia
- Obsessions and compulsions (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma
- Phobias including emetophobia (fear of vomiting)
- Social anxiety
- Health anxiety
- Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
- Hair pulling and skin picking disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia in 2017. Prior to gaining my CBT qualification, I completed a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree in 2008 and a Master’s degree in Psychological Research Methods in 2015. In addition to my academic qualifications, I initially trained in low intensity CBT, known as guided self-help, to support people experiencing mild to moderate psychological difficulties and supervised the work of other therapists in the NHS, including trainees.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity CBT
- Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Supervisor Training
- MSc Psychological Research Methods
- Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based CBT
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, I am able to offer telephone or online video therapy at concessionary rates:
- CBT session: £80 for a 50-minute session.
- Please note, phone or online PTSD and trauma sessions are unavailable.
Face to face sessions (non concessionary):
- CBT session: £85 for a 50-minute session.
- PTSD and trauma session: £100 for a 90-minute session.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommend between 6 and 20 sessions for most common mental health disorders. However, if clinically appropriate, the number of sessions can be extended. Sessions are usually held weekly.
If you would like to take back control of your life, contact me to arrange a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and whether CBT is suitable for you. Any information you discuss with me will be strictly confidential, unless I believe there is a risk to you or to anyone else. If I do not think this approach would be useful, I can make other recommendations or signpost you to a more appropriate service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Sessions are held on Fridays between 10am and 6pm.
Types of client