Welcome to Therapy Room Southbourne

Hello, my name is Beverley and I am a fully accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). The BABCP is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and being an accredited member means that I maintain the highest standards of practice, ethics and training to ensure that I meet the highest standards regarding regular supervision and professional development; this enables me to provide the best quality service for my clients.    

I provide a collaborative, confidential and professional psychotherapy service for adults suffering with low mood, low self-esteem, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a range of anxiety disorders. 

I started working for the NHS in 2007 when I qualified as a mental health nurse and I undertook my CBT training within the IAPT service of the NHS in 2012. As a CBT therapist, I gained 4 years experience of working within two adult NHS IAPT services (Hampshire and Dorset) and I left the NHS in 2017 to focus on my own private CBT clinic.     

The therapy treatment choices I provide include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). 

Many of us at some point will be affected by depression and anxiety which can have a significant impact on our personal and professional lives. Therefore, making the decision to seek help from a therapist is a very important step and one that needs to feel right for you; as is having the confidence and trust in your therapist. 

CBT is a talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of psychological difficulties and is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for depression, PTSD and a range of anxiety disorders. CBT sessions are delivered in 60 minute sessions.

CBT focuses on forming a shared understanding of the main difficulty and what keeps it going, by exploring the links between how you think, feel and react to your environment. During sessions, we will work together to identify what thoughts and behaviours might need to be addressed in order to help you feel better and reach your therapy goals. 

 

I currently offer online therapy via  Skype, Facetime. WhatsApp and Telephone Treatment Sessions

I also offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to give you the opportunity to discuss your needs and to ask me any questions you may have about therapy and what it entails.  

 

Training & Qualifications

BSc (First Class Honours Degree) Mental Health Nursing - Bournemouth University, 2007

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - University of Southampton - 2013 - BABCP - Fully Accredited

 

 

 

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