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Connie Poon Accredited CBT Therapist

London WC1H & Chiswick W4
07851 432196 07851 432196 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists) accredited cognitive behavioural therapist who has a wide experience offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) treatments to people who suffer from anxiety, stress and mood difficulties. I have over 16 years working in the health service.

I provide supervision to CBT trainees. I wad also a committee member of the BABCP Compassion Interest Group (SIG) whom support and encourage research and clinical practice with compassion-focused CBT.  I have been invited to international companies to give presentations on CBT in my private work.

CBT has an empathises about helping people to become their own therapist.  During the sessions, you will learn to identify the factors that contribute to maintaining your difficulties.  You will be encouraged to work collaboratively with your therapist to try techniques to overcome the anxiety, depression, stress and other challenges that you have experienced.  This is a space for you to feel heard, to feel safe to talk about challenges in life and to explore ways to overcome them.  My role is to offer you guidance and support to achieve the above in the therapy journey.

I completed the CBT training at the Royal Holloway University and later completed further CBT training at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. These trainings were steeped in the evidence based CBT models, meaning these models have research evidence to support that they are effective treatments for people who suffer from anxiety and mood difficulties.  I also have special interest in Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion CBT where I incorporate these elements into therapy sessions in order to help clients to achieve their therapy goals and maximise the therapy outcome.

I receive regular supervision and undertake CPD to maintain my professional registration.

I am bilingual. I speak fluent English and Chinese (Cantonese).


I provide CBT treatment for a wide range of psychological difficulties including:

Generalised anxiety disorder/excessive worry
Panic attacks
Specific phobias
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder
Depression/ re-current depression
self esteem/ confidence building
Stress
Health anxiety
Trichotillomania

People who suffer from long term physical health problem may also suffer from sadness and anxiety ( long term physical health problems such as heart problems, stroke, IBS, diabetes..etc). I offer a CBT in conjunction with the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approach to this patient group, which has shown to be helpful in research studies.

Please note that free parking is available at request at my practice in Chiswick.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College,

PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.   Royal Holloway, University of London

BSc Occupational Therapy.                   Brunel University

Special interest:

Offering formulation driven CBT to help people overcoming anxiety and depression. Through this process, my clients can learn factors that contribute to their difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low esteem and depression.  They also can learn techniques to overcome their difficulties and feel empowered by the end of therapy.

I also have special interest in Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and Compassion CBT, which I incorporate in therapy in order to maximize the therapy outcome.

I was a committee member of the BABCP Compassion Interest Group (SIG).

Experience:

My background is a senior occupational therapist. My experience of working in physical settings such as the stroke unit, the care of the elderly on the acute wards, orthopedics, and community rehabilitation have given me a good knowledge about how physical health conditions can impact on people's lives. I then specialised working as an occupational thearpist in mental health settings prior to becoming an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. (Please also refer to my profile about my experience as a CBT therapist and the treatment that I offer).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety and depression in relation to long term health conditions such as diabetes, heart problems, COPD and irritable bowel syndromes (IBS)...etc

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy

Fees

The sessions are £95 for fifty minute. The assessment session would need to be paid by cash. We can then have an agreement about the payment for your following sessions.

I am a registered therapy with different insurance providers such as Bupa, Aviva, Cigna, Vitality Health..etc.  If you would like to claim your sessions from a insurance company, please let me know in our first appointment. It is helpful to discuss with your insurance provider about the amount available for your psychological therapy prior to making your first appointment.

Further information

I take referrals from G.P.s, private settings, psychiatrists. I also take self referrals from clients.

Chiswick Park
566 Chiswick High Road
Chiswick
London
W4 5YA

3 Taviton Street
London
England
WC1H 0BT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Chinese (Cantonese)

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Wheelchair access is available at Chiswick Park.

Availability

Free parking is available for the clients to be seen at the Chiswick Park.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Connie Poon Accredited CBT Therapist

Connie Poon Accredited CBT Therapist