Mark Addis CBT Therapist RMN, BA Hons PG Cert, PG Dip, MSc CBP BABCP Accredited
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
Have you been referred for or recommended to have CBT by your GP or by a Health Care Professional?
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is an evidenced based approach to psychological and physical health problems.
It is recommended in the NICE guidelines (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) for psychological and physical health problems.
It is important to ensure your CBT Practitioner is appropriately trained, qualified and practicing in CBT.
At CBT Dumfries and Galloway we will offer you an assessment appointment in the first instance.
From there we will recommend the number of treatment sessions required- based on the evidence base for the treatment of the problems identified.
Sessions can be delivered face to face in the private clinic room or in some cases it can be conducted on-line or telephone options as well.
Your CBT therapist will work together with you - collaboratively in a planned, structured and time limited approach. Generally appointments would be once per week.
CBT is a very practical approach and there will be things to do between sessions during the week -agreed upon together in the treatment session.
Please contact Mark via the CBT Dumfries and Galloway website or by the phone number there if you want to have a chat about any of the above or ask any further questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Certificates in counselling, BA Hons, Pg Cert, Pg Dip, and Master of Science (MSc) in CBT
Mark has worked in mental health for 30 years.
Firstly as a Psychiatric Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse (RMN) in various fields including Acute Admissions, Elderly Care and Alcohol Treatment.
For the past 15 years Mark has been a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist after completing a Master of Science (MSc) Post Graduate degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
Since then Mark has worked as a Therapist both in the NHS and privately and for the last 8 years has also been a Supervisor,Trainer and Senior Lecturer in Applied Mental Health and CBT at various universities including Derby, Sheffield and Bolton.
He is Accredited in CBT with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) as a CBT Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
There is a sliding fee scale depending on circumstance and providers.
This commences at £50 per session for self funded private referrals.
There is a reduced fee scheme for those on low incomes or in financial hardship.
Please enquire about details.
What Qualifications can I expect my CBT Practitioner to have?
Psychotherapists who deliver Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy will have a minimum of a Post Graduate Diploma level qualification in CBT, be experienced in this field, have past mental health profession experience and/or training and be Accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).
Mark holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. Mark has considerable experience in CBT and is Accredited with BABCP and listed on ‘The CBT Register UK’. In addition he has expertise in in Mindfulness, Acceptance & Committment and Compassionate Mind Approaches.
(You can see The BABCP ‘CBT Register UK’ and Minimum Training Standards in CBT by following this link.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Clinic days for my CBT practice are currently 9am to 5pm on Tuesdays and Fridays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|