Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy & Integrative Therapy



We are qualified and/or accredited psychotherapists and clinicians with specialised clinical training in CBT and practice as Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists. We have experience of working with many issues including: depression and low mood; anxiety; panic; body image; stress; self-esteem; eating disorders; relationships; assertiveness; confidence; goal-setting; emotional distress and much more.


We have undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees in Psychology and Psychological Research as well as in English. Our Director will be starting her Doctorate in Psychology in 2017. We have additional qualifications in other therapies such as Stress Management Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy as well as qualifications in training, clinical supervision, self-harm, suicide and much more!


We engage in regular Clinical Supervision (individual, group and peer supervision) and frequent Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Our therapists hold Professional Membership with various organisations, have their own Professional Indemnity Insurance, hold PVG/Disclosure Scotland Membership and are registered with ICO's Data Protection Scheme.


''I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth….then I ask myself the same question''.


- Harun Yahya -




What is CBT Therapy?


CBT is an evidence-based approach which has been proven to work effectively in overcoming problems and challenging situations in the here and now.


CBT is recommended by The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E.) as a treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, acute stress, PTSD, eating disorders and isvery helpful in the treatment of many other problems/conditions. The key basics of CBT therapy are:


  • CBT is a systems approach based on the 5-factor model. This means that you and your therapist explore and talk through your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, physical sensations and environment/situation. You will discuss how these influence each other to maintain the concerns and problems your are experiencing.
  • CBT involves active collaboration between you (client) and your therapist - working together to challenge and change unhelpful thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical sensations that play a part in the problem(s) you're experiencing. The aim is to, over time, improve quality of life and help you address the concerns and problems you are facing.
  • CBT takes a collaborative, yet focused and structured problem-solving approach in setting and working towards realistic therapeutic goals which you and your therapist evaluate on a session-by session-basis.
  • There's many myths about CBT, especially those suggesting that it's mechanistic. However, such myths are not true. A well-trained psychotherapist will tailor therapy to your individual needs and explore the past and present, if necessary. Well-trained CBT therapists are warm, empathic, understanding and work with you, collaboratively, to tailor therapy to you. Contrary to myth, CBT can be long-term or short-term and depends on the individual client and your problems. We go at YOUR pace!
  • As part of the therapeutic process, you will engage in pre-agreed homework or 'between-session' tasks to help you test out and evaluate the new skills you are learning. This also helps you get the most out of therapy!
  • CBT Therapy is private and confidential. Confidentiality, cancellations, appointments, working agreements and so wil be explained by your therapist at the initial appointment.


''Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle''.


- Christian D. Larson -




What is Integrative Therapy?


We also offer Integrative Therapy. This incorporates, for instance: general counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred approaches, behavioural activation, dialectical behavioural therapy, stress management therapy, mindfulness, schema therapy, compassion focused therapy, lifestyle coaching and elements of other approaches. Here's some more details:


  • There's no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Therapy and counselling must be tailored to your individual needs and personal circumstances.
  • It aims to ensure that all levels of your being and functioning (mental, physical and emotional health) are maximised to their full potential.
  • You will be encouraged to start setting goals and practising new behaviours that will enable you to move beyond your current problems. This is achieved in many ways, for example: increasing self-awareness; identifying triggers; self-exploration; and establishing an open, co-operative and trusting therapeutic relationship with your therapist.
  • The length of therapy depends on each client, therapeutic goals and types of problems/issues you wish to address.
  • Integrative Therapy is private and confidential. Your therapist will explain confidentiality, cancellations, working agreements and so on with you at the initial Evaluation Appointment.

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