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About us

We are Steps To Rational Living Psychotherapy Services. Here to help to make evidence-based psychotherapy treatment accessible to everybody who needs it.

We are experts in providing psychological treatments that included Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy.  Helping Adults, children and young people (from the age of 12) improve their quality of life. We have experience of providing comprehensive therapies, we are distinguished by our use of best evidence-based treatments that engages clients in individually tailored treatment interventions that address wellness of mind, body, and emotions. Our goal for our clients is recovery and sustained wellness as evidenced by permanent, positive changes in behaviours and lifestyles. We will find the therapist that’s right for you


Our expertise lies in Trauma/ PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, Low self-esteem, anger management problems, phobias, somatic symptoms and addictions. We have experts’ therapists, accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists and UK & Ireland EMDR accredited therapists. Our therapists have got experience working in the mental health field including primary and secondary care and the private sector providing psychological therapies to the multi-ethnic communities

We are here to help, and provide services without regard to religious affiliation, race, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

Groups - Currently we are running donation based Safeguarding Emotional Health with the Power Of CBT Workshops for all people who are interested in emotional and psychological health.

We Customise Treatment Plans for Each IndividualAt the core of our treatment philosophy is treating every client as an individual. After an initial evaluation, therapy is customised to the needs of each individual client; utilising the most current best evidence based approaches and techniques available. Our therapist provides cutting edge, state of the art cognitive behavioural treatments (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Schema therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique.

Training, qualifications & experience

At Steps To Rational Living, our therapists are highly qualified and trained and all have additional specialist training in CBT, EMDR, Schema Therapy and Coaching. We are committed to ongoing Professional Training and the highest degree of expertise in our field. Each of us has our own treatment style and offers an ability to effectively create a successful therapeutic relationship. You can feel confident that your therapist experience will be of the highest calibre and all in strict confidence. For your additional reassurance, all of our therapists receive regular supervision. All of our therapists have enhanced background checks to give you peace of mind.

Why Us?

In Addition To Offering Expertise In The Presenting Issues We Treat, We Believe In Strong Relationship Building And The Development Of An Effective Treatment Plan Involving A Combination Of Insight And Behaviour Change

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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

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

Are You A Victim Of MVA?

Being the victim of an accident can cause you serious injury and more damage than an x-ray can reveal!!!

Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are leading cause of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) PTSD Is Psychological Injury

PTSD is a serious stress reaction following MVAs and must be appropriately diagnosed and treated. If left undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, the trauma victim could suffer from lifelong PTSD.

After The Crash

Signs You Might Be Suffering from PTSD after a motor vehicle accident. You should be concerned if you notice these symptoms after a motor vehicle accident:

  • If you are re-experiencing the crash through intrusive memories, images and nightmares.
  • If you are you avoiding talking about the accident.
  • If you are you struggling or avoiding driving or travelling by car.
  • If you are feeling fearful of driving to the point where you are physically incapable of driving.
  • If you are experiencing fears and avoiding people, places, activities, and reminders of the accident that can trigger upsetting reactions, such as anxiety, heart racing, and panic.
  • If your anxiety is affecting your ability to sleep or concentrate.
  • If you are easily irritable or angered or blaming yourself or feeling a sense of guilt.
  • If you are feeling detached, or distanced from loved ones.
  • Persistent feelings of mistrust, betrayal, depression or hopelessness.

If any of the above concerns you then you may be suffering from PTSD. Even a slight accident can cause extreme personal discomfort and reduce functioning in many of ways and impact a person's ability to return to work. If you or someone you know have been involved in an accident and are experiencing these symptoms seek help immediately!!!!

Are you or do you know someone who may be suffering from PTSD after being involved in a motor vehicle accident?

Steps To Rational Living Offers Evidence Based Psychological Assessment And Treatment To Survivors of Motor Vehicle Accidents. We provide psychological treatment for adults, adolescent and children who have symptoms resulting from a motor vehicle accident
Contact Us Today Bolton Clinic: 1 Wood Street, Bolton, BL1 1E
Mobile: 07853192177


Additional information

Whilst we offer sliding-scale fees based on the client's ability to pay (this can be discussed at the time of contact), however generally our fees are as follows

Assessment (up to one hour) = £60
Therapy (one hour) = £60

Assessment (up to 1.5 hours and including assessment report) = £65
Therapy (one hour) = £45

Assessment (up to 1.5 hours and including assessment report) = £65
Therapy (one hour) = £45

We offer free telephone/Skype consultation; typically this first session is geared at gathering information about you and determines what concerns you'd like to work on. Also it is an opportunity for you to ask your therapist any questions and/or concerns you may have.

Fees: Our fees Varies from £40 telephone/Skype sessions to £95 for a 90 minutes EMDR session. We also offer home visits as well as other therapist-assisted experiments. Please to discuss the best treatment package for you.

When we work

Clients can be seen in London, the South East and Kent on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays We also offer telephone/Skype sessions from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm

Further information

Thank you for your interest. I hope you will find information on my background and expertise helpful in starting the therapeutic process.

My name is Gean Viriri.

I am the Owner/Director, RMN, Accredited BABCP Accredited EMDR Practitioner Specialises in the treatment of traumatic stress, PTSD, attachment trauma, dissociation, depression, anxiety disorders, anger management, low self-esteem and dissociation.

Trauma can have a multifaceted effect on the human body and mind. Whether you are struggling with the emotional, behavioural, physiological and/or cognitive dysregulation that can often accompany traumatic stress, I can help. I have over fifteen years of experience treating and helping individuals impacted by symptoms associated with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. My clinical work focuses on individuals, struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, behavioural difficulties, life cycle issues, life cycle changes (birth, aging, death). I strongly believe that although difficulties in life may exist; people are not broken. It is my privilege to work alongside our clients in discovering and learning to use unknown strengths and resources which lead to significant brain changes ultimately supporting definitive improvements in life and overall well being. I curiously search for the root function and key to the solution for even the unhealthiest of behaviours in a warm, engaging and confidential therapeutic relationship, which becomes the foundation for lasting change.

My educational background includes:

  • Master’s of Science in EMDR Therapy From the University Of Worcester
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford
  • Rational Living Therapy level 3 from the National Association of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy America
  • Diploma (Mental Health Nursing) University of Greenwich

In addition to owning and directing Step To Rational Living Psychotherapy Services for the past 3 years, my clinical experience spans across 17 years and includes:

  • 9 years experience as a High Intensity Therapist with the NHS
  • 12 years experience as a Community Psychiatric Nurse with the NHS
  • 2 years experience as Associate Psychotherapist with the Priory Group

Email: Website:

  My name is Thekla Craven and I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I provide a non-judgmental, empathic safe space to discuss personal issues you may be experiencing. I adhere to BABCP ethical framework. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy focuses on how our thoughts can affect how we feel and how this impacts on the way we behave and deal with emotional problems. I use an integrative approach to therapy incorporating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy alongside evidence-based psychotherapy treatments such as; Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness practice. Working collaboratively enables me to tailor psychotherapy to meet individual needs with the aim of achieving greater understanding of the issues you are experiencing and exploring strategies to move forward.

Areas of therapy I deal with



Body dysmorphia


Hearing voices

Low self-confidence

Low self-esteem

Obsessive-compulsive disorder



Post-traumatic stress disorder

Suicidal thoughts


Social anxiety


Work-related stress

Training, qualifications and experience

I have 15 years experience working in both NHS (Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust) and non-statutory sector (Alcohol and Drugs Services, Change/Grow/Live ) within Psychiatry and Psychology. I have worked in Forensic Mental Health (prisons and courts) for dual-diagnosis clients with substance misuse and long-term mental health issues, Primary Care Mental Health for clients with common mental health issues (anxiety, depression, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-esteem and trauma), community-based settings and outreach projects (working with vulnerable adults and homelessness).

I am currently working in private practice and for the NHS in Primary Care Mental Health (IAPT Central Manchester at Step 3) with clients with common mental health issues. My private consulting rooms are based in Urmston at the The Pilates Rooms, Urmston:

34 Station Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9JQ

Contact: 07791005312

  • Post-graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at University of Salford

  • BA (honours) Social Policy and Administration at University of Central Lancashire


I came to you without understanding my symptoms and believing that I didn’t deserve help…I feel happier, more confident; armed with skills and resources…I can honestly say that your expertise, kindness, patience and professionalism have been invaluable and will stay with me for a long time.

Anon, Greater Manchester


£50 for 1 hour session

I appreciate it can be challenging to access therapy. As such I am happy to offer 30 minutes free initial consultation.

Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1

Type of session

In person
Steps To Rational Living Psychotherapy Services

Steps To Rational Living Psychotherapy Services