I’m a cognitive behavioural therapist and a chartered counselling psychologist. I have ten years’ experience working in the NHS, in primary care, in a specialist CBT service in a London teaching hospital, and privately.
CBT and counselling psychology with Margaret
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that is time-limited and is problem and goal focussed. It looks at how our thoughts, beliefs and behaviours affect our feelings.
CBT helps us to become more aware of our own particular thinking styles and to make changes. We also work towards more adaptive behaviours to help us to cope better in the long term. We usually have an assessment session to agree on goals and wishes and to make a plan for therapy.
Qualifications and experience
I have been accredited as a CBT therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) since 2008 and am registered as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have an MSc and Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology and regularly attend CBT and relevant training workshops and events.
£80 per session. I also work with insurance companies.
Issues I help with
As well as working with depression and anxiety disorders, including OCD and low self-esteem, I have a special interest and experience in helping people manage long-term physical health conditions in particular chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME), fibromyalgia and adapting to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS).
My other interests include hoarding, relapse prevention in depression, stress, self-management and mindfulness. I also offer supervision and individual therapy for counselling psychologists and for CBT therapists.