Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counselling in Stroud

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Helen James (Psychotherapy-Children/Young People)
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
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I offer time-limited or longer term therapy and have training in Mindfulness and CBT techniques.
For most people, caring for children and young people is a complex mix of high and lows. Sometimes we need help from outside the family to support mental health and wellbeing and help us find our way. If your family is struggling to navigate life, you have a child or young person in distress or you are experiencing difficulties with a new baby, psychotherapy can help make sense of thoughts, feelings and problematic behaviour, allowing a move towards better relationships, healthier behaviours and achieving potential.
01453 701072
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Stroud GL5
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Samantha Spencer
Psychotherapist, BABCP Provisional
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I have worked in a variety of settings in the field of mental health services: HMP Prison services in specialist addictions units & rehabilitation, Community drug services NHS Primary Care with IAPT and the Priory Hospital Bristol with inpatients and outpatient services.Each of these positions has built skills of understanding, therapeutic alliance, compassion and commitment to each of the people that trust me to support them. I believe in the ‘art and science’ of CBT and the therapeutic value and benefit of those coming together.This requires effort and personal investment, and it can feel hard, so let’s take a breath together .
01453 701876
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Stroud GL5
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Dr Rachel Graham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Experienced and chartered Counselling Psychologist, who has over 15 years of experience working therapeutically with children, teenagers, and adults. I offer a range of approaches including EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic therapy. I’ve been fortunate to have varied experiences within my career, working with a range of clients and settings, including NHS Camhs, educational and residential settings. Despite my varied experiences, one thing remains the same: my passion to support people to overcome and heal from their emotional wounds or barriers so that they can live a more fulfilled and whole life.
01453 708245
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Stroud GL5
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Cirencester Psychology
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Experienced Clinical Psychologist in a lead NHS therapies role, offering CBT and EMDR within a holistic and person-centred approach. Please visit our website. Get immediate and effective help for a range of psychological and physical health conditions as well as with personal development and relationships. Clients often begin to notice improvement and relief after a couple of sessions! Update January 2021 - the clinic is currently not accepting new referrals.
01285 708754
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Stroud GL5
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CBT and EMDR for stress, anxiety, anger, trauma
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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As an Accredited EMDR and CBT Therapist, my specialism is helping people rapidly build confidence, resilience, self esteem, skills, strengths and new strategies. I’m passionate about helping people overcome trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, anger, struggles with relationships, communication, doubt, authenticity, identity, transitions, emotional regulation and wellbeing. My style is practical and encouraging, warm and down to earth. My evidence based approach is firmly rooted in what truly works to help people find lasting freedom. My emphasis is helping you make the changes that’ll make the biggest positive differences to your life.
020 3823 6384
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Stroud GL6
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A Pinch Of Positivity Counselling C.I.C
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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This can involve elements of talking, art, music, games, creative expression, CBT , play or systemic exploration.
Hi, and a warm welcome. I'm a qualified counsellor and have been for a number of years offering therapeutic support for adults, adolescents, children and families either together or individually, in my private practice and within primary and secondary schools. I can offer support too many for many reasons. I have two locations; Quedgeley and Stroud both a welcoming safe space. I always welcome a free initial email or chat or meet and briefly discuss ways of support that suits all. This can also give you all an opportunity to see the space, meet and talk with me with no obligation. This helps in deciding what is best for you.
01452 923058
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Stroud GL5
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Naomi Studden
Counsellor, MA, BACP
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My training comprised Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT therapies.
In troubling times it can sometimes feel like you are alone & seeking help might feel really difficult. Just having a space to make sense of the thoughts that jumble around our heads is invaluable. Perhaps you need to understand yourself, your relationships or events from your past. Sometimes all we need is someone to just listen and hear our story. Counselling promotes insight, fosters self-awareness & creates a stronger, more resilient sense of self. This powerful combination can be the kick-start for the changes in your life you wish to make - sometimes even the smallest changes can make a huge difference in your well-being.
01452 930184
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Stroud GL5
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Carley Ayling
Counsellor, BACP
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I work with many eclectic treatment styles such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred Approach and Psychodynamic.
Hello, I am Carley Ayling and I’ve been working as a counsellor since my training in 2010. I provide treatment to individuals aged 14 years and above, male and female. I’ve worked with many clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationships difficulties, parents whose children suffer from behavioural issues, suicide and self-harm. I’ve also helped with sleep, financial and sexual assault. I offer a free initial appointment where we can exchange information to see if we are happy to work together. I can only provide sessions via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone calls in the evenings.
01489 346870
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Stroud GL5
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Gunilla Thor-Finch
Counsellor, MBACP
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I am a counsellor with extensive work and life experiences. In my practice now, I mainly work with couples. Has your relationship changed and you feel unhappy, sad or unheard, remember change can happen. Relationships are challenging; we have two different people with different wants and needs and that can be challenging to face up to. When we go into a new relationship, we invest our hopes, needs and desires and when things go wrong, it brings up different and often difficult emotions. I offer a safe space where both people can be heard and seen, so by identifying the root of your differences, positive changes can happen.
01453 708118
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Stroud GL5
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Hayley Carmichael
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Anyone can feel the need to talk through what is troubling them; the past two years have proven tough for a lot of people. From worries about getting angry to feeling like you aren't heard - therapy can help. Perhaps you want to move forwards but feel stuck, or maybe a change is proving tough to navigate. If your past won't let you go, therapy allows you to explore this and loosen the grip of the past on your present. Sometime you just need a calm, safe space to think about what really matters for you and therapy offers this opportunity to sit with someone with no agenda other than to help you.
01453 703128
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Stroud GL6
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Caroline Vacara
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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Do you find yourself going around painful and frustrating circles in your life and relationships? Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed and uncertain how to move forward? Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we just need another person to help us find a new path. Therapy can help us make sense of our feelings, thoughts and actions. It can support us to work through difficult emotions and memories and enable us to find the courage and compassion needed to forge a better life for ourselves. Choosing a therapist can be daunting, but having an initial chat on the phone can help you decide if someone feels like a good fit for you.
01453 701902
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Stroud GL5
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Samantha Turner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Are you struggling with something in life? Be it something life has thrown up for you or feelings and thoughts that seem too overwhelming to cope with? Are you looking for someone to support you through this, that will listen and acknowledge where you are at? Would you like to learn how to acknowledge your emotions and not let them be in control of you? My name is Samantha Turner and i am very passionate about my work and how i feel it can help.
01452 596332
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Stroud GL6
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Treadaway Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Are you finding that life is a struggle. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Research has shown that working with a therapist that you trust can help you.
01285 706675
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Stroud GL6
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Dr Priya Bunnell
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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As a clinical psychologist, I consider myself to be something of an 'emotional detective!' I work with individuals and families at their own pace to explore and develop a shared understanding of how their experiences (past and present), perspectives, and environmental factors may be contributing to a particular difficulty such as anxiety or depression, before identifying and sharing new solutions to help overcome the problem. Sometimes, the process of talking openly can in itself be transformative as new meanings and stories emerge; other times specific skills and strategies might be used to create positive change and difference.
01452 227742
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Stroud GL5
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Debbie Keenan M A. P G Dip. P G Dip Cbt. Mbacp
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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As well as having a Master degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have two postgraduate diplomas, one in CBT and the other in Integrative Counselling/Psychotherapy.
Hello, my name is Debbie, and I am an Integrative psychotherapist. This means that I draw on different theoretical models to provide my clients with a tailored approach to match their individual needs. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through obstacles and difficulties, exploring why these may have arisen, and how to learn and move on from them. I know firsthand how daunting it can be going into therapy, but even though making that first step is hard, it is undeniably a step towards healing. I will be alongside you every step of the way, offering warmth, support, an open mind and understanding.
029 2267 0631
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Gloucester GL1
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Glyn Hudson-Allez
PhD
I use an integrative style of therapy, combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with an understanding of attachment issues and a neuropsychological understanding of how the brain works and how that makes us behave.
I work with individuals or couples who are struggling with their lives, who maybe have a history of trauma or family difficulties, and this is still haunting them in their adult roles and relationships. This may manifest in problems online with Internet pornography or inappropriate social media chat. Some may turn to substances as a way of controlling such feelings, like the overuse of alcohol, recreational or prescribed drugs, exercise, or work addictions. I specialise in working with people who are struggling with sexual deviance, sexual offending, and those who have recieved 'the knock' and been charged with a sexual offense.
01597 730067
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Gloucester GL1
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Aquity CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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Samantha Evans BSc(Hons), PGDip CBT , Accredited BABCP member. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have over 10 years experience working with a wide range of mental health dificulties. Providing support to those with emotional and mental health difficulties in the NHS and as a private therapist. ​ I currently work part time in the NHS Wellbeing Programme (IAPT) providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Gloucestershire. Within this NHS setting I also provide clinical supervision to Psychotherapists and current trainee Psychotherapists at Exeter University
01386 571446
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Gloucester GL1
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Geraldine Meechan
Counsellor, BABCP Provisional
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As an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I also draw on a number of therapeutic approaches to provide an intervention that suits you and supports you to meet your goals. I work with people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems which are creating issues in their lives and willI provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. I have worked with clients on with a range of issues including Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Bereavement and Loss, Relationship problems, Worry/Rumination, Social Anxiety, Anger Management, Life Transitions, Skin Picking and Trictillomania.
01555 700609
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Gloucester GL2
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Phil Meek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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My approach will use different models of counselling, including CBT , Humamistic, Solution Focused and Psychodynamic dependent on the individual.
I pride myself on offering my clients a safe place to explore their concerns. I have a warm and empathic approach to my work. I work on empowering that person with the awareness and inner strength to help them move forward to a better place emotionally.
07951 847789
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Gloucester GL1
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Miranda Carey
Counsellor, MBACP
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I am an integrative counsellor which means I utilise different approaches from a person centred base to CBT , ACT & Mindfulness.
Is anxiety, low mood, anger, lack of confidence and low self esteem affecting the quality and enjoyment of your life? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and not able to cope with these thoughts and feelings, perhaps not understanding where they have come from? This is where counselling can help. I can give you a safe and confidential space to talk about your present, past and future concerns. Together we can work towards a brighter future and personal fulfillment. The core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence will help you realise you are your own best helper and how to help yourself.
01454 803920
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Wotton-under-Edge GL12
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Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counsellors

How does cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Cognitive behavioural therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioural therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioural therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.