Services and Prices
Video call appointments
Sessions offered through video call using Zoom. The therapist will arrange a suitable time and send you a link inviting you to your agreed appointment.
If you do not have access to a computer or technology we can also arrange telephone appointments.
From - £70Ph
What is Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT)?
CBT is a form of talking therapy which explores the way you think and behave and how this influences the way you feel. CBT is recognised worldwide and is recommended as a treatment of choice for various mental health difficulties. CBT has proven to be effective with both children and adults.
Mental health conditions explained
Depression is distinguished by feelings of low mood and intense sadness that can last for long periods of time. We all have feelings of low mood from time to time however if these feelings last longer than two weeks and interfere with your daily life it could be a sign of depression. To check on symptoms of depression and to find out more visit the NHS website (click the link below). CBT can help you to overcome depression by helping you to understand what may be causing you to feel this way and helping to break you out of the cycle of depression by looking at your thoughts and feelings and giving you some useful coping strategies to help you to manage how you are feeling.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health difficulty characterised by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Obsessions can consist of distressing thoughts, images or urges in your mind that cause feelings of intense anxiety, disgust or unease. Compulsions are the behaviours that often occur as a means to manage these unpleasant feelings. CBT can help you to overcome OCD by helping you to understand your OCD and by using a technique called exposure response prevention (ERP) to treat your OCD.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is the feeling of anxiety associated with uncontrollable worry or fear of something bad happening. We all worry for time to time and worry can sometimes be normal. However if worry becomes excessive, uncontrollable or out of context to the situation it is likely to be GAD. CBT can help with GAD by helping you to understand your worry and giving you strategies in order to help you manage your worries and symptoms of anxiety.
Social phobia is an anxiety disorder characterised by the fear of social situations. Those experiencing social anxiety may fear judgement from others causing avoidance of social situations. Those experiencing social phobia may have a negative self focus and fear that others are judging them based upon this negative focus. CBT can help with the treatment of Social phobia by helping you to understand the problem and looking at your self focus. You may be asked to participation some exposure work, behavioural experiments or cognitive restructuring.
Trauma (PTSD) is a anxiety disorder which is caused by witnessing or being involved in a stressful, frightening or distressing event. There are a number of symptoms experienced including: flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety, reliving, disassociation and vivid memories (see the NHS website for more information on symptoms by clicking the link below). CBT can help you to understand the problem and learn some new coping strategies before working closely with your therapist to talk through your experiences.
Phobia is an extreme fear or aversion to a particular situation, object, animal or place. Those experiencing a phobia may experience an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger. CBT can help you to overcome phobia by using graded exposure to the situation, object, animal, or place
Panic disorder is characterised by sudden feelings of intense panic or fear which tend to occur without warning or obvious cause. People with panic disorder tend to interpret their physical symptoms of panic as being dangerous and in turn causing further panic to occur. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety or panic from time to time as a result of a natural body response to stressful situations however these feelings are often short lived. CBT can help you to manage panic by helping you to understand the problem and using CBT techniques such as thought challenging and exposure.
Health anxiety sometimes known as hypochondria is worry about physical health and becoming unwell. These worries can sometimes take over your life. Those experiencing health anxiety may participate in checking behaviours and consistent reassurance seeking behaviours usually from a professional. CBT can help you to understand your problem and helping you to manage your anxiety by challenging your thoughts and worries.
Donna is an experienced and well educated Cognitive Behavioural Therapist registered with the British Association of Cognitive behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP). Donna has over 10 years experience working for local authorities and the NHS. Recently Donna has set up private practice to open up therapy options to those in need of therapy and struggling with the wait times of other health care organisations.
Training and qualifications:
Post Graduate Diploma - Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
BA Honours Degree - Counselling and Psychology.
Foundation Degree - Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Post Graduate certificate PWP supervisor
Experience working in:
Local IAPT services / psychological therapies
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
In patient secure services
Children's residential settings
BABCP accredited - 170343
Verified therapist on PsychotherapistToday
Mon: 9am - 8pm
Tues: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 12.30pm
Thurs: 9am - 3pm
Fri: 9am - 12.30