Tony Attard specialising in CBT, working with adults, teens and children.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, registered and accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am able to work with a wide range of client groups including adults, teens, children and families and for more than 10 years, I have experience consulting in schools and supporting families in the UK and abroad. I have an in-depth understanding of mental health issues and have worked with numerous individuals with various presenting problems.
I specialise in the field of CBT in particular for people who suffer from anxiety, low mood and loneliness. I have helped adults, teens and children alike to deal with issues such as low-self esteem, perfectionism and generalised anxiety disorder, providing both short-term and long-term therapy.
With many years of experience working therapeutically with young people and their families, I also provide training to teachers, social workers, foster carers, police officers and youth offending teams. My work within the field of childhood sexual behaviour also involved working closely with families, parents and schools as well as providing consultations to parents to help them gain a better understanding as to why their child may behave in the way that he or she does and how to further improve communication within the family. As a result my philosophy when working with children and teens, is to also work alongside parents and other professionals.
For over 20 years I have worked with people who have experienced long-term trauma, abuse and neglect. My style of working very much focuses on the client's needs; working together with the client to help people feel better about themselves and feel more able to cope with the situation they find themselves in.
I am an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and National Organisation for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (NOTA).
If you would like any other information about my services, such as Psychotherapy, Counselling CBT or other mental health services, please feel able to call me on 075230148000 or email me. There is no obligation to continue to use my services should you feel that I cannot help but I will be happy to answer your questions or respond to any concerns you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am one of the directors of Mindspace Therapy-Studio and I strive to be able to develop a high quality, effective psychological practice. My continued aim is to provide a personalized service, working with clients and tailoring therapeutic interventions. I attend professional post qualification courses, workshops and attends regular clinical supervision in order to continuously update my therapeutic skills.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Buckinghamshire New University
- Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, University of Malta
- Growing Attachment Training, Annex Project
- AIM2 Initial Assessment for Adolescents Who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour, training facilitated by Vince Mercer
- Strengths based CBT for Vulnerable Clients and Chronic Conditions, Training facilitated by Christine Padesky
- Using Compassion Focused Therapy to work with the Legacy of Disrupted Childhood Attachments and Traumatic Experiences
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also provide treatment for psychological difficulties for children displaying harmful sexualised behaviours or other childhood anxiety related behaviours. If you feel that your particular difficulties do not appear on this list or are slightly different, please get in touch, I can discuss this and if necessary I can direct you to another professional that works in the field.
I would also be able to work with families whose children may be presenting with difficult behaviours. I offer consultations and training to schools and parents around childhood anxiety disorders and childhood sexual abuse.
If you decide that you would like to contact me an initial enquiry will be made over the telephone or email where we would briefly discuss any questions you have and availabilities. There will be no charge for this enquiry. Should you choose to proceed, we would then arrange a date, discuss fees and schedule an assessment session. Assessment sessions are generally longer. The assessment sessions are designed to discuss your difficulties, goals for treatment, treatment plan as well as provide you with an opportunity to ask further questions about therapy.
Following the assessment stage you are under no obligation to continue treatment with me and should you wish, I can also recommend other therapists or services for you to access. Should you choose to continue your treatment I would then schedule in further appointments. These appointments will last approximately 50-60 mins. Payments can be made by either cash, cheque or bank transfer.
Fees for sessions are negotiable which is intended to take into account individual circumstances including income and affordability. Reduced rates are also available.
I am available to see clients during the evenings and can also accommodate to see clients on weekends if necessary. Please feel free to contact me to discuss what time suits you best.
If you would like to learn more about me and my therapeutic approach, please feel free to contact me. I can explain the therapy process in further detail and highlight what you can expect in therapy. I offer a complimentary 15 minute phone call to prospective clients.
Further information is available on my website www.mindspacetherapy-studio.com. Please contact me by email or telephone to arrange an initial consultation.