Frequently Asked Questions

Session Fees:
£95.00 in person at my Kingston clinic.
£85.00 over Zoom

Fees are payable by cash or card on the day or BACS payment in advance.
I use the structure of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a range of other techniques where appropriate. See Supporting Therapies.
MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Goldsmiths College)
Full Member of the Association of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapists
Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Certificates, (EMDR) Parts 1 and 2
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis – British Medical Hypnotherapy Board

I have been working as a therapist since 1997 and have experience working within an IAPT NHS service as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and at The Priory Hospital as a psychotherapist. I currently work in private practice (face to face an online) and for The Priory as an online psychotherapist.
CBT is a brief, goal orientated therapy, which usually takes between 5 to 12 sessions to bring about lasting change. It is different to traditional analytic psychotherapy, which can last for months and sometimes years.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on changing the way you think about yourself and the world around you. It is a structured approach that helps you discover the source of your problem and enables you to think and act in more appropriate ways.

It works best if you have a specific issue you want to address. See list of Services.

“Men are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them”. Epictetus

CBT is focused mainly on the present and helps the client to create healthy and realistic alternatives to current problematic thoughts, emotions and behaviours. CBT offers proven techniques for solving problems. It is based on the philosophy that people are disturbed, not by the events that happen to them, but by the beliefs they hold relating to the events. The therapist works closely with the client to identify any deep-seated, unhelpful beliefs that may lie at the heart of the problem. The therapist and the client then work together to weaken the unhelpful beliefs and to create new helpful beliefs. The new beliefs then create healthier thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Ultimately, CBT helps people to develop a philosophy and approach to living that can increase effectiveness and happiness in all areas of life. CBT can treat a variety of conditions including: anxiety, assertiveness, blushing, OCD, confidence, exam nerves, headaches, stage fright, phobias, weight, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), insomnia, nail biting, pain, panic attacks, stopping smoking, skin complaints, snoring, stress and many more.
TRAUMATIC STRESS (PTSD): "Since our last session and the unbelievable thing you did with the EMDR I cannot believe how different I feel, it's truly amazing, for a few days after I questioned HOW it can work, in terms of the power of the mind etc, but then just started to relax about it and see I had achieved what I wanted to achieve which was to feel like ME again, relaxed, peaceful, happy yet strong enough to deal with life and its tests!! I feel like me again…THANK YOU."

Rachael Beeton, New Zealand Earthquake