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About me

I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the UK.

I have over ten years experience in mental health and have experience of delivering CBT in the NHS, private sector and private practice, with both adults and adolescents, as well as delivering Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy. In addition I deliver critical incident debriefs and mental health awareness training.  I work with an empathic, genuine, non-judgemental and warm approach that encourages collaborative working in order to achieve individual change, positive wellbeing and the achievement of your goals.

My practice:

I deliver CBT for adults and adolescents with a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety & worrying, panic, phobias, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, stress including work-related stress, pain management, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), body image difficulties, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), sleep difficulties  CBT is effective in the treatment of many issues and this list is not exhaustive, please contact me for a free consultation in order to discuss your needs and determine if CBT if the right approach for you.

My practice is located in a discreet and comfortable setting in Sale (Postcode M33), Manchester, accessible by Metrolink, bus and car, five minutes from the M60 motorway and ten minutes from the M56 motorway. My practice serves surrounding areas of Manchester/Greater Manchester, Trafford, Cheshire and Wilmslow.

Training, qualifications & experience


Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling



Additional training:

Compassion Focused Therapy


Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

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Sessions cost £60 for a fifty minute session (face to face/in person).  I also provide sessions via telephone and video eg: Zoom/Skype.

A free no obligation initial telephone consultation will be offered in order to discuss your needs, answer any questions you may have, and to determine whether CBT is the right approach for you.

Further information

What is CBT?

CBT is an evidence-based talking therapy based on the theory that our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and our body are all connected.  CBT helps us to identify problematic thinking styles and behaviour, and provides us with strategies to change these.  The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT in treating anxiety disorders (including panic attacks and PTSD), depression, OCD, as well identifying evidence that CBT is effective in treating chronic fatigue, chronic pain, sleep problems and anger management.

8A Framingham Road
Greater Manchester
M33 3SH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Telephone and online sessions available, as well as face to face sessions


Flexible appointments available, which include weekdays, evenings and weekend appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Vicky Short - CBT Therapist, BABCP Accredited, PgDip CBT

Vicky Short - CBT Therapist, BABCP Accredited, PgDip CBT