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MSc Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

About me

I have worked for the NHS as a CBT therapist since 2013.

My clients have had anxiety and low mood e.g. panic, Generalised Anxiety (worrying), OCD, PTSD, phobias, low mood, and social anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (CBT),  and I continuously update my skills with further courses. I also have worked for over 7 years as a CBT therapist in various NHS Hospital Trusts.

Member organisations


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.


£80.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions cost £80 for up to 1 hour.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments can be weekly and flexible to suit the availability of the client.

Further information

After an initial assessment, the goals of therapy are established with the client.

The goals are based on making change for the client and each week we look at unhelpful thinking and behaviour - which may be causing the person to get stuck.

Unravelling unhelpful practices and replacing them with helpful and practical ones.

Each week the person would be given tasks to do and to challenge their unhelpful behaviours, and to leave these in the past.

This is not only just talking but making lasting changes.

London, SE5 8HQ

Type of session

In person