Gary Hewitt BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist
Hi I am a BABCP Accredited Psychological Therapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based in Tiptree Colchester. I have been working with patients since qualifying as a person centred counsellor in 2002. I have since completed and gained accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
I specialise in CBT and have extensive experience working with a range of mental health difficulties in a variety of professional services.
I am able to offer bespoke therapy solutions to a wide range a problems including depression and anxiety disorders including panic, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, Health Anxiety, OCD and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) . I have extensive experience working with anger, interpersonal conflict / relationship issues, low self esteem and confidence.
I am also able to offer psychological support and strategies to individuals experiencing Eating disorders and Body dysmorphic disorder.
Finding the right therapist is paramount to gaining a positive outcome, I believe that I am able to offer a safe and friendly environment in which to explore the mechanisms that maintain common problems and then help people to break free from unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving.
I aim to offer flexible appointment sessions where possible including evening sessions.
Sessions are usually offered face to face but telephone appointments can be arranged.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychology and Management Degree
Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies (CBT)
I started working as a therapist in 2002 when I completed my Person Centred Counselling qualification. I started working with patients referred by psychiatrists whom required long term psychological intervention.
I then began working in addiction services within the NHS where I worked with and co-ordinated care of patients with chronic addiction offering psychological interventions.
I have since completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies (Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy) and gained experience working with patients in crisis management and acute in-patient psychiatric services.
I am accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is different to counselling. It can be described as an active approach where therapist and client work collaboratively together. The idea is to help people to manage their problems by gaining insight and learning techniques so they can cope with their problems themselves. There has been more research done on CBT than any other form of counselling and psychotherapy and it is clear that CBT is the most effective.
For further details about CBT/accreditation and what this means please refer to www.babcp.com and the NICE guidelines www.nice.org.uk
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Please contact me by email or telephone to discuss my range of fees.
- I offer competitive rates for accredited CBT sessions
- Cost of CBT £70 per session.
Free parking available at the Kingsford Business centre
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Current availability: Thursday Afternoons Weekday Evenings - please contact 07967741037 to check availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|