James Shepherd - CBT Therapist
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:
- 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)
- 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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 per hour
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.