Good Thinking Therapies, CBT BABCP (Accred) Individuals, Classes, Couples
Specialists in Stress, Depression and Anxiety
Based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and offering flexible appointments to suit you.
At Good Thinking Therapies all of our team are Qualified, Experienced specialists in a type of talking therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT for short) and are accredited with the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy).
CBT is the #1 recommended form of therapy for Depression and Anxiety by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.
CBT is also recommended for a number of other difficulties such as Insomnia, OCD, PTSD, Illness Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Body Image Disturbance, Social Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Clinical Perfectionism, Postnatal Depression or Anxiety, Tics (Including Tourettes) and Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs)- including Trichotillomania and Skin Picking.
Our therapists also have further specialist training in helping people living with long term health conditions, or experiencing medically unexplained or chronic physical health symptoms such as IBS, M.E, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain.
How does CBT Work?
CBT is a highly skilled type of therapy. The basic theory of CBT is that how we feel is based on how we think and act in any given situation. Our therapists will work with you as individual to identify the patterns in your thinking and actions that might be accidentally working against you, and maintaining your difficulties. Together we form a treatment plan that suits you. By introducing tools and techniques aimed to address the 'vicious cycles' and turn them into 'coping cycles'.
CBT is a very active, dynamic and practical process. Together we write things down, drawn things out, we use crib sheets and instructions for specific tools and all the while ensure that the things you learn are learned for life with a comprehensive plan on what has worked for you to refer back to whenever you need it.
How can I book sessions?
We are committed to increasing accessibility for evidence based therapy and for that reason we offer a number of different options to suit everyone.
If you want to just talk to one of us about what you are going through and see what options are available (including NHS services and how to access these if you prefer and where to find accredited therapists across the field of counselling and psychotherapy) then please get in touch and we can offer you a complementary telephone consultation.
If you are ready to start your CBT journey then we offer Individual Face to face, Skype or Telephone sessions. We also offer Couples CBT which is a highly sought after additional specialty.
Alternatively we will be offering our fantastic Stress Management Classes from November 2018 onwards and we also offer links (via our website) to some excellent free Self-Help materials for a wide range of problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our therapists are highly qualified and experienced. We specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as our main form of therapy. All of our therapists are accredited with the BABCP (accreditation body for CBT Therapists in the UK) and searchable on the online register.
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies
BSc (hons) Psychology
Levels 1,2 and 3 EMDR Therapy
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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CBT is usually a time limited form of therapy with most clients averaging around 12 sessions (depending on their particular difficulty).
Each of our therapists builds in regular reviews of your goals, therapy map and treatment plan so that together you can discuss how you are getting on with the approach and if anything needs to change in your plan.
- Individual sessions (50 mins) either face to face, via Skype or telephone £80
- Couple sessions (90 mins) please contact us
- Young persons sessions (11-18 years old) (50 mins) face to face £80
- Psychoeducational Classes also available from Novemeber £20.
- Corporate bookings also taken, please contact us to discuss options and your needs.
Text message and email appointment reminders so you never forget your session.
We upload all of our session notes onto our secure online patient management system (GDPR compliant) and can send you copies of our uploaded notes via a secure 'direct messaging' link that only you can access. This is helpful for reviewing over the plan that you and your therapist made at the last session and the areas that you talked about as well a way of keeping all your documents together safely.
See our website for further links to helpful online tools such as free CBT Self Help and Psychoeducational videos and an active Blog covering helpful tools and techniques on areas such as improving your sleep.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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|Other languages:||Interpreter service is available- please ask.|
Sessions are usually in an upstairs room, however if you would prefer to be seen downstairs- please let us know as early as you can and we can arrange access.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 08:15-17:00; Wednesday 08:15-19:00; Saturday 09:00-13:00
Types of client
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