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James Shepherd - CBT Therapist

Howe Green, Essex, CM2
Howe Green, Essex, CM2

About me


My name is James Shepherd and I am an experienced cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) working with people looking for therapy to help with a range of mental health difficulties.

I currently work for the IAPT service within the NHS, offering  treatment to help with psychological problems such as:

  • depression
  • generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • social anxiety
  • health anxiety
  • panic and agoraphobia
  • specific phobias
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • anger
  • low self-esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and have a BA honours degree in CBT and a post graduate diploma in High Intensity CBT.

I have a special interest in OCD and PTSD but have worked with people experiencing all kinds of psychological problems.

Member organisations


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy


My fees are £60 per hour

Further information

How CBT can help you

CBT is a partnership in which you and the therapist work together as a team to address your difficulties, ultimately enabling you to develop skills and techniques to become your own therapist.

My job is to help you identify your own goals and develop strategies to help you achieve them.

Just like physical ill health, Psychological problems can prevent people from carrying out their every day functions, impacting not only them but those around them.

I am passionate about helping people to achieve good mental health and coping strategies which enables them to return to work and to do the things they enjoyed before becoming unwell.

Our time together will involve talking and listening; you will be asked to carry out some home practice between sessions.

My experience as a therapist has shown me that CBT is an effective treatment when combined with a good client/therapist relationship.

My therapy room is based in the beautiful countryside setting of Howe Green just a few miles south of Chelmsford City Centre.

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to assess the client's needs and to determine suitability for cognitive behavioural therapy.

Please feel free to contact me should you require any further information.

Howe Green

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My private work is offered at the Claydon Clinic in Chelmsford, which is a beautiful converted barn set in the Essex countryside. There is plenty of free off road parking in front of the premises and accessible facilities within the building


I am offering tele-therapy through video and/or phone to all who want to be seen during this time.

Types of client

Older adults
James Shepherd - CBT Therapist

James Shepherd - CBT Therapist

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