Katie Sellwood - I am currently only offering online sessions via video call
I am a CBT therapist with over 10 years of experience working in the NHS. If you are struggling emotionally or finding it hard to cope with various parts of your life, I can work with you to help you make sense of what is going on and understand how it is impacting on your life. We can look at what is keeping the problem going and what can be changed or managed differently. Sometimes it's helpful to think about how the problem started and life experiences that are significant to it. CBT tends to focus on the here and now, but can also involve re-examining past experiences e.g. to help process trauma or alter long-held beliefs.
CBT focuses on our thoughts, beliefs and behaviours and how these interlink with our emotions. Therapy might include examining our thought processes, experimenting with new behaviours, and developing helpful ways of managing difficult emotions. I also like to incorporate approaches such as mindfulness, self-compassion and working with imagery (the pictures in our mind).
The approach we take is decided collaboratively and we work together in therapy. I provide a warm, compassionate and supportive space to facilitate your therapeutic journey.
I am currently only offering online therapy sessions via video call. I also offer an initial consultation by phone free of charge.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years experience working in the NHS in primary care (mild to moderate short-term difficulties) and secondary care (longer term, severe and complex mental health problems). I am currently employed in a secondary care psychology service in London.
MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy 2010
Full Accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies obtained in 2011.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Free initial telephone consultation
Therapy session £80
Therapy sessions are weekly and last for 50 mins.