Equanimity CBT Ltd; Kenneth Finlayson

Equanimity CBT Ltd; Kenneth Finlayson

The Cottage Therapy Centre
12 New Street

Wassell Grove Business Centre
Wassell Grove Lane
Near Hagley
West Midlands

0844 6931282 / 07854 331133

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About us

Kenneth Finlayson, of Equanimity CBT, is a highly experienced CBT Psychotherapist with over 20 years of working in this field, firstly in the public sector and latterly as a health care provider in the independent sector. Please see http://www.equanimitycbt.co.uk/therapist-profile  for additional information.

Equanimity CBT provides CBT Psychotherapy for adults and young people with a broad range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, PTSD, compulsive behaviours, phobias and emotion regulation problems, including anger management. It currently does so for adults and adolescents referred to Equanimity CBT directly or by employers or privately. It also provides a CBT service for adolescents living in Ofsted registered children’s homes.

Additionally, it provides a CBT service for clients diagnosed with PTSD caused by traumatic events or through occupational trauma. It has been a third-party provider for the Prison Service and the Police. It also provides a CBT service for local authorities where parent’s capacity to parent has been adversely effected by historical trauma or current emotional and behavioural problems.

A free, initial and informal telephone discussion will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your difficulties and to be given an understanding of how CBT therapy may be able to help you. CBT is a time limited and very clearly structured psychological therapy which is based upon research regarding what works for the above psychological problems. It is suitable for adults and adolescents, as well as those with a mild to moderate learning difficulty and it is tailored to someone's particular level of ability. Please see https://www.nice.org.uk/sharedlearning/evidence-based-training-for-evidence-based-psychological-therapies for further details.

Therapy sessions take place in a relaxed but professional manner, with a structured agenda of factors to be addressed. You may be asked to keep notes of situations or thoughts and your emotional and behavioural responses to them, which will help to build up an understanding of what is keeping the problem going (a maintenance cycle). How to restructure thinking in a more helpful, realistic and rational way will be undertaken, allowing you to intervene and develop more functional thoughts, feelings and behaviours in response to life's adversities. CBT will give you the knowledge and skills to address any similar problems in the future, should they arise. In this sense CBT is an educational therapy and it is something that improves with practice. You may also like to read http://www.equanimitycbt.co.uk/cbt-news

If CBT is not appropriate for your particular difficulties, this will be brought to your attention and relevant advice will be offered.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • University of Bristol.   B. A. (Hons).

  • University of Exeter.  B. Phil. Social Work and Probation Studies.
                                   Dip. S.W (Social Work).
  • University of Birmingham. Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Merit).

  • University of Birmingham.   M.Sc. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distinction)                                                                        

Continuing Professional Development

  • University of Birmingham. Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.

  • University of Birmingham. Advanced Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy                                    

I am  a fully Accredited Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist with The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (B.A.B.C.P.), which is the professional body for accrediting CBT Psychotherapists. I am also a member of The Health and Care Professions Council (H.C.P.C). I have been delivering cognitive-behavioural therapy since 1994, in a variety of settings. Initially, in a forensic setting and from 2000 - 2009, in Health and Social Care. I have worked extensively with adults and adolescents with a broad range of psychological difficulties and behavioural problems. Since 2009, I have been working independently and have undertaken work in the NHS and the independent sector, working with adults and young people with mental health problems. I also deliver therapy in Ofsted registered children’s homes. I am an approved CBT Psychotherapist with AXA PPP Healthcare, PruHealth, Aviva, CIGNA, WPA and Simply Health.

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Other areas of counselling we deal with

I also treat emotion regulation problems, specifically anger problems.


Fees are within the usual range for private CBT health care and are available upon enquiry.

Further information

Recognised as a health care provider for the main Health Insurance Companies.

Maps & Directions

Kenilworth, CV8 2EZ
Stourbridge, DY9 9JH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Opening hours are: Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Tuesday 10.00am - 7.00pm, Wednesday 9.00 - 5.00pm, Thursday 10.00am - 7.00pm and Friday 9.00 - 4.00pm. Currently, no weekend appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme