Raj Bassi CBT Therapist & EMDR Therapist (Bsc Psy. PGcert Psy. PGDip CBT)
CBT and Therapy Hub Birmingham
I offer evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) in treating common mental health problems such as low mood, anxiety and trauma specialising in treating children, adolescents and adults.
Therapies we offer
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on recognising how thoughts and feelings can influence behaviour. Our physiological state is also linked to our emotions and our thoughts.
Within therapy Individuals learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on their behaviour enabling them to feel more satisfied with their lives.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Psychological difficulties may be present as a result of difficult life experiences not being stored in the memory properly and therefore being blocked or not having been processed. These experiences may present themselves as either flashbacks or nightmares.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) processes can alter the way these traumatic memories are stored within the brain, making them easier to manage and causing you less distress.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT uses three approaches for individuals to learn how to notice their thoughts, feelings, physiological sensations and memories that have been feared or avoided.
Mindfulness – Being in the present moment and diffusion techniques.
Acceptance - Accepting the thoughts as a thought, an acknowledgement and willingness to allow experiences to be there.
Values – identifying the importance of what gives our life meaning and purpose.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) For Children and Adolescents
Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adolescents and young people has developed over the last few years, the aim of CBT with adolescents and young people is to challenge unhelpful behavioural patterns by identifying negative thought processes and replacing this with alternative helpful thoughts and positive changes in behaviour.
Children and adolescents learn self-help techniques, increasing their self esteem resulting to improved performance at school, home and in social situations.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Schools
Would you feel your school benefit from having a service that helps manage with pupils anxiety?
I currently work as a CBT therapist contracted to work within a school and has her own private practice where she provides one to one therapy to children, adolescents and adults.
The role in schools involves working alongside the Headmaster and pastoral care services supporting children with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger and defiant behaviour. Evidence based interventions are used offering flexibility to each child’s needs.
If you believe you school could benefit from this service, please do contact us.
Can we help you?
We use evidence-based interventions to help individuals who may be experiencing the following problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer supportChild related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health Anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Social Anxiety
- Work-related stress
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practices cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
I have experience of working in various clinical organisations. This consists of:
Inpatient secondary mental health services at Kings College London- Maudsley Hospital and Worcestershire health and Care Trust NHS, working with adults with acute mental health difficulties.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at Bethlem Royal Hospital London, working with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing.
Talking Therapies services for Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, supporting adults working towards management of depression and anxiety.
I work collaboratively towards your goals from therapy with the importance of a therapeutic relationship, this is developed from trust and confidence by understanding your presenting concerns and offering evidence based psychological interventions.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
- EMDR Extra (Parts 1-4)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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
£70.00 Initial Session (adults)
£70.00 Treatment Sessions (adults)
£70.00 Initial Session (children and adolescents)
£70.00 Treatment Sessions (children and adolescents)