Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Dip CBT) (Cert ST)
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Wendy Pezzani Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Schema Therapist
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, which is my main approach to counselling clients. I am also trained in Schema Therapy which I use to get a little deeper into clients psychological problems. I am a full member of COSCA and the BABCP. I am fully insured with Balens Insurance so as to be able to work from home, over the phone, Skype and any other form of video platform.
I have been successfully counselling clients throughout the Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire area where I live and facilitating their self-growth and psychological needs. If you are feeling overwhelmed by present day life's demands and situations, my sessions aim to introduce clarity, self-motivation, healing and self-esteem. I also teach relaxation techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life and the negative thoughts that go with this.
If you wish to know more about me and what services I provide, please have a look at my website on: https://wendypcbt.com
Training, qualifications & experience
- COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork (COSCA Validated, Credit Rated by SQA at SCQF level 11)
- Certificate in Practising Schema Focused Therapy an approach by Dr Jeff Young.
- Diploma in Mindfulness meditation.
- Diploma in Clinical Advanced Hypnotherapy (DipCAH)
I have been counselling people with a wide range of different issues for the past 3 years. These issues include:
- Depression (Low Mood)
- Generalised anxiety
- Health anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Autism (Aspergers Sydrome)
- Childhood Trauma
- Personality Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Low Self-esteem
- Spousal or Partnership issues
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
CBT is a psychosocial intervention that aims to improve mental health by challenging and changing negative thoughts and behaviours, improving emotional regulations, and developing personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
What is Schema Therapy?
Schema Therapy is a treatment approach that can help a person rework negative patterns and behaviour that they learned from childhood. It is designed to address deeper level maladaptive cognitive and behavioural issues.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I provide a free consultation, and after this my therapy sessions are £45 per hour, or £80 for 2 hours. These sessions may include CBT, Schema therapy and Mindfulness meditation, among other approaches, this will depend on the clients psychological requirements.
When I work
I can be contacted over the phone or by email. If I do not answer my phone, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I have worked in the Health and Social Care sector for the past 25 years and mostly worked with adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health problems of different degrees. I have qualifications and training for this line of work also.