Fig Branch

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Melton Constable, Norfolk, NR24
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About us

Fig Branch (Registered charity 1189312) is a mental health charity that provides free therapy for adults (18 and over) in Norfolk and the surrounding areas, for those on a low income. 

We opened in May 2020 and provide 1:1 CBT therapy as well as providing a range of holistic activities such as retirement groups, coffee mornings, bird watching and relaxation/mindfulness groups.

We treat a range of problems including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (inc. panic disorder, social anxiety, general anxiety)
  • PTSD
  • Health anxiety
  • OCD
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Relationship difficulties

Training, qualifications & experience

All therapists are BABCP accredited - the accrediting body for Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. 

Rhena Branch and Jodie Paget (Clinical Leads) qualifications include:

  • BSc Hons Psychology Degree 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/REBT
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher education Practice
  • BABCP Supervisor and Trainer Accredited
  • Jodie is trained in EMDR Parts 1-4
  • Both previously worked as lecturers and supervisors at UEA on the High Intensity CBT Diploma
  • Rhena has also lectured at ARU and Goldmiths University and is the author of several well known CBT and REBT books

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

One of Fig Branch's charitable goals is to combat and prevent loneliness in older adults. We focus our group activities on the local community, and welcome ideas and suggestions for ways to engage with local residents. 

Therapies offered


Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

1:1 Therapy is free to those on low income - we send an income assessment out with initial paperwork. 

Holistic activities are also free - donations are very welcome.

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Some people have reported Fig Branch emails have been found in their junk mail so please consider checking this when waiting for responses. Availability for 1:1 therapy is limited therefore it is advisable to return any paperwork promptly.

Melton Constable, Norfolk, NR24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair access via ramps to get into ground floor therapy rooms. Toilet is NOT modified for disability access, it doesn't accommodate a wheelchair. It can accommodate some walking aids (a walker, crutches). No help alarm, no handles.