Gemma Knights, CBT therapist BABCP accredited, RMN

Gemma Knights, CBT therapist BABCP accredited, RMN

Cheshire Beauty And Wellbeing
Causeway Bridges Farm
Alder Lane, Burtonwood
Warrington
Cheshire
WA5 4BN

Chorley
Lancashire
PR7

07922 340962

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Cheshire Beauty And Wellbeing
Causeway Bridges Farm
Alder Lane, Burtonwood
Warrington
Cheshire
WA5 4BN

Chorley
Lancashire
PR7

07922 340962

About me

A warm welcome!


Hi there and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Gemma and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Cognitive behavioural Therapy is specified with NICE guidelines to be the leading treatment option for mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

About me


My background and continued current vocation alongside delivering CBT is in Mental Health Nursing. I am registered with the NMC which is the national regulating body which governs nurses in the UK. I work part time as a mental health nurse and part time as CBT therapist (which is a great balance as I love both practises! )


I work with young people (ages 11 years plus) and adults (all ages). I can offer therapy to you in a safe none judgemental environment to share what you feel your difficulties are at the moment and provide you with the space to share this.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The World Health Organisation estimates that 1 in 4 people struggle with mental health difficulties at some point in their lifetime. In the year 2019 Mental health awareness is being talked about more than ever.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)is an evidence based ‘talking therapy’ which has been proven to be effective in working with and treating mental health problems.

The concept of CBT believes that what we think directly impacts what we feel and therefore how we behave as a result. Having CBT provides you the opportunity and space to consider how your thinking patterns affect your behaviour and your emotional state of mind as a result.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapycan help with a range of difficulties including;

·     Depression
·     Low mood
·     Anger
·     Sleep disorders
·     Anxiety (Generalised Anxiety disorder)
·     Stress
·     Panic disorder
·     Health Anxiety
·     Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD)
·     Social Anxiety
·     Post Traumatic Stress disorder
·     Phobias
·     Situational Anxiety

The mental health difficulties listed above is not an exclusive list. I would also like to highlight that a CBT therapist is not a psychiatrist and I do not ‘diagnose’. I simply look at the problems you are experiencing and work with you to;


1.) Understand why you are experiencing these difficulties
2.) Understand what maintains this problem which prevents you from breaking free from the cycle itself
3.) Work with you using CBT directed techniques to break the cycle.


The British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP) is nationally recognised governing body for delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You can find my name listed on the BABCP website.

Number of sessions required can vary due to client presenting need and condition. Some individuals feel a short course of therapy helps while others may request additional sessions to recommended. I follow NICE guidelines in relation to recommended number of sessions required and will be able to advise on number of sessions from the initial face to face 1:1 session. Session frequency according to NICE guidelines varies between 8-16 sessions depending on condition. Top-up/ booster sessions are available following a break from therapy should this be deemed appropriate for a client’s presenting condition/ need.


Training, qualifications & experience

I am both a registered mental health nurse and a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have experience in working in NHS services and private services with children and adults. I have experience of working in a variety of settings including secure services, acute services, CAMHS and rehabilitation step down recovery services. I have experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness such as schizophrenia, bi-polar, personality disorder, as well as issues such as substance misuse, self-harm, trauma, childhood trauma. Please note that I currently only offer CBT to mild to moderate mental health difficulties privately.

I have also worked in the voluntary sector for almost 3 years for a mental health charity delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

University of Bolton - PgDip Cognitive Behavioural PsychotherapyBABCP Accredited CBT therapist
Check for accreditation status at http://www.cbtregisteruk.com/Default.aspx

University of Manchester - Mental Health Nursing (RMN) NMC registered nurse

CBASP trainedCognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy – Treatment for individuals with Chronic depression.

What I can offer you

I offer therapy either face to face or via webcam such as skype/ face time.
Face to face appointments are provided in a beautiful countryside location at Cheshire Beauty and Wellbeing (Location: Burtonwood, Warrington.)

I also offer face to face therapy in Chorley, Lancashire. Location Varies so please enquire for more information.

Please feel free to contact me via telephone or email to arrange a free 30 minute initial assessment/ consultation session over the telephone. There is no obligation to take up sessions following this.
If you feel you are unsure whether CBT is the right therapy for you please contact me. If I feel you may benefit from a different form of therapy that I cannot personally provide I will be more than happy to point you in the right direction of a professional that could help you.
Please note it is advisable for the person requiring the therapy to self- refer.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you in the future,

Gemma

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Bolton - PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

University of Manchester - Mental Health Nursing (RMN) NMC registered nurse

Member organisations

BABCP

Photos & videos

  • Cheshire beauty &, wellbeing

Fees

Between £45 - £55 per 50 minute session depending on room hire/ location. Please enquire for more information. Discounts may be given at multiple session bookings. Initial 30 minute telephone assessment free of charge.

Further information

Available;

Mondays - Unavailable

Tuesday - Chorley Clinic

Wednesdays - Burtonwood, Warrington clinic

Thursday 9am - 5pm - Burtonwood, Warrington clinic

Fridays - Location varies, please enquire for information.

Maps & Directions

Warrington, WA5 4BN
Chorley, PR7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Mondays - Unavailable Tuesday - Chorley Clinic Wednesdays - Burtonwood, Warrington Thursday 9am - 5pm - Burtonwood, Warrington Fridays - Location varies, please enquire for information.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults