Clare Beresford, CBT, EMDR, Counselling
I am an experienced accredited CBT therapist and an accredited integrative counsellor. I am also a qualified and registered EMDR therapist. I offer short term, goal-focussed therapy within a supportive and welcoming space. My practice is 20 minutes from Bath on a bus route.
Common symptoms of distress include:
- Excessive worry, tension and exhaustion (General Anxiety Disorder)
- Heart palpitations, sweating, nausea (Panic Attacks)
- Going blank in social situations, not being able to talk, or make eye contact (Social Anxiety)
- Obsessive thoughts, behaviours and rituals (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
- Excessively high standards, always raising the bar (Perfectionism)
- Negative self-talk, not feeling “good enough” (Low self-esteem)
- Lack of motivation or loss of meaning to your life (Depression)
- Intrusive thoughts and memories, flashbacks, avoidance, anger, hyper-vigilance (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the cognitive principle that how we feel and behave is strongly influenced by our thoughts, beliefs and the interpretations we make about any given situation.
CBT helps identify strategies and perspectives that will help to break the cycle of distress and develop more adaptive and effective ways of being.
CBT aims to provide you with a set of techniques that you can take away and develop so that you are better equipped to deal with stresses in the future.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) is effective in treating symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is thought that the eye movement stimulation used in EMDR desensitises the memory, thus enabling the brain to store it differently with the effect of reducing distressing symptoms. It is recommended as a treatment of choice for one-off traumas such as road traffic accidents.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 12 years experience of providing evidence based psychological therapies in both private practice and for the NHS. CBT is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a treatment for anxiety and depression within the NHS. EMDR is also recognised by NICE as a trauma treatment.
Training and Qualifications
- EMDR training Parts 1, 2 and 3, 2016. Exeter University.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: CBT, High Intensity Psychological Studies, 2015. Exeter University.
- Counselling for Depression Certificate, 2012. Metanoia Institute.
- Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy, 2012. Centre for Relational Therapy.
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2006. Wiltshire College.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I am a member of the Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Association Europe and Ireland (EMDRI).
I am fully insured.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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