Richard Smith (BSc Hons) (PG Dip CBT) BABCP

Richard Smith (BSc Hons)  (PG Dip CBT) BABCP

30 High Street
Gilling West
North Yorkshire
DL10 5JF


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30 High Street
Gilling West
North Yorkshire
DL10 5JF


About me

I am a fully accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). Accreditation means that I have had comprehensive post graduate training in CBT and involves me then demonstrating my competency to the highest standard. This competency is regularly monitored and ensures that I keep up to date with evidence based research and the application of skills and techniques.

I have worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist since 2011 with an IAPT service within the National Health Service. I have helped people who have been struggling with various difficulties and symptoms. This includes difficulties with negative thoughts and beliefs about self, excessive worry, worries around contamination and intrusive thoughts, anxiety in social situations, symptoms of trauma such as flashbacks and symptoms of panic disorder such as a fear of fainting and worries about health and illness.

CBT is an evidence based psychotherapy that offers effective ways of change. It explores the relationship between our thinking, our behaviours and our emotions and helps us understand what maintains a problem. CBT is recommended by NICE for a range of anxiety and depressive conditions.

CBT enables people to develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage their own difficulties.

CBT is a collaborative process with client and therapist working closely together modifying unhelpful thoughts and behaviours to bring about emotional change. As we progress through therapy you will develop a repertoire of strategies that will help you to overcome the problem and feel more in control of it.

What to expect during CBT

Sessions are normally weekly and will last 50 minutes. It is difficult to be precise about how many sessions are required as it depends on each individual and their therapy goals; however a rough guide would suggest between 5 and 20 sessions.

In between session work is a necessary ingredient for the success of CBT. During our sessions we will work out what might be maintaining the problem and what would happen if we do things another way. From this shared understanding we then set up a practical way of trying something different which becomes a task to practise.

By the time we have finished therapy you will be equipped with skills to help you deal effectively with the ups and downs of daily life.

I have 7 years experience in working with clients with various difficulties including depression, low self esteem, Type 1 PTSD, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and specific phobias.

If you would like to book an assessment or discuss treatment please phone or email me.

I have availability on Fridays and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Mental Health Nursing 2001 - York university

Diploma in psychosocial Interventions 2004 - Leeds university

BSc Honours Nursing Studies 2008 - Bradford university

Post graduate diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy 2010 - York University

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social anxiety

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Assessment for suitability for CBT - £30

£40 per session

Further information

I am able to work from home or the clients home if suitable

Maps & Directions

Richmond, DL10 5JF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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