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Accredited CBT Therapist (BABCP) and live CBT group sessions

About me

Having been qualified as a therapist for over thirty years, I am passionate about the therapy service I offer.  I can work face to face or remotely if you prefer.  I specialise in supporting people with anxiety, depression, stress or trauma.  I have worked with thousands of people over the years and believe passionately in the service I can offer.  Ensuring that I treat everyone as an individual who has unique problems and need an individual plan to help you to overcome your problems. 

I am aware of the cost of individual therapy so I have a special offer of accessing live group coaching that will help you to achieve results at a fraction of the cost of individual therapy.  If you want further details, please e mail or phone me to see how this works. 

The groups that I am currently running a Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills (CBT).  

Compassion Focussed Therapy was initially devised by Paul Gilbert OBE. It is particularly useful for stress, anxiety and if your are your worse critic.  The approach combines neuroscience, CBT techniques and how to be kinder to yourself and to have more courage. 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills focusses on the links between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  It can help you to overcome distressing thoughts and feelings and to work on reducing unhelpful behaviours.  The course teaches you practical skills which, if you were to see an individual therapist would cost you £250 more each month compared to attending a course.  CBT is an evidence based therapy which means there is a lot research into how effective it is.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Thirty years experience as a therapist, specialising in anxiety, depression, trauma and low self esteem. 

Accredited by the BABCP for 11 years

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Qualification in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Experienced EMDR Therapist 

Accredited Acceptance and Commitment Therapist

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

MA in Mental Health Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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.


From £60.00 to £85.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Lower fees are available to people in certain criteria.  Insurance fees are higher do to the additional administration required and the time delay in fees.

I also offer a free membership service where people can subscribe free of charge and be offered regular resources such as hints and tips, free offers, news and resources in the areas they are interested in. Just go to my website Mind-Matters-uk.com and follow the link.  You are able to cancel your membership at any time.  

You will also find resources that you can purchase to help you understand more about your problems and what you can do about it.  I hope these help.

Regards Wendy

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am also available some Saturdays - but this tends to be more in the winter months. 

Further information

For a free consultation please contact me on my e mail to schedule a meeting on w.castelino@hotmail.com

Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14

Stirling House, 29 Victoria Street, Kettering, NN16 0BU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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