We provide Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) & cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy



Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we behave. In turn, our behaviours can affect how we think and our emotions. We work together in changing behaviours and thinking patterns, which can have an overall effect on emotions.

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) provides evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to treat ill health. CBT is recommended by NICE for the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. We will discuss your specific difficulties and set goals for you to achieve. CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions. We will help you to decide which difficulties you wish to work on in order to help you improve your situation.We will also work on a relapse prevention plan at the end of treatment, so that you can continue to manage your own mental health on discharge. For more information, visit: www.babcp.com/Public/What-is-CBT

Our CBT & EDMR practitioners:

CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Ann Swift
I completed my training as an occupational therapist in 1996 and after a brief spell of working on a general ward, I went on to specialise in mental health, working both in hospital and in the community.

Having been particularly interested in cognitive behavioural therapy, I completed a basic skills course in 1999 and went on to complete a masters degree in psychosocial interventions and a post graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. I am also trained in EMDR and DBT.

I have worked as a psychotherapist for the NHS for the last 13 years and during that time, helped to set up and teach on the IAPT high intensity CBT course at the University of Sheffield, for which our team won a Fellowship Award.

In the last 20 years I have worked with a diverse range of mental health problems with individuals and groups. I am particularly interested in helping people to understand how mental health problems develop, how they are maintained and most importantly, how they can be overcome.

  • BSc Occupational Therapy (Hons)
    1996: Sheffield Hallam University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy
    2004: University of Sheffield
  • CBT approach to relapse prevention in psychosis; Andrew Gumley
    2004: EABCT
  • EMDR practitioner training parts 1,2 and 3
    2007: EMDR Workshops
  • CBT Training and Supervision; James Bennett-Levy
    2008: BABCP
  • CBT to treat anxious and depressive rumination; Edward Watkins
    2009: BABCP
  • DBT Essentials
    2012: Association for Psychological Therapies
  • CBT for Personality Disorders; Kate Davidson
    2015: University of Hull
  • Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy refresher course
    2018: BABCP
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Clinicians
    1999: Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Supervision
    2006: University of Newcastle
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy; Melanie Fennell
    2005: British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (BABCP)
  • Focussed CBT for OCD; Paul Salkovskis
    OCD UK
  • Working with Delusions and Paranoia in CBT; Daniel Freeman
    2009: University of Hull
  • Cognitive Therapy for distressing psychotic experiences
    2010: BABCP
  • Emotional Schema Therapy; Robert Leahy
    2012: University of Leeds
  • Supervision in working with Psychosis
    2016/17: Salford Cognitive Therapy Training Centre
  • MSc Psychosocial Interventions
    2003: University of Sheffield
  • Compassionate Mind Training; Paul Gilbert
    2004: European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT)
  • Transdiagnostic CBT for Eating Disorders; Rob Shafran
    2005: BABCP
  • Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Compassion Focussed Therapy; Paul Gilbert
    2008: BABCP
  • Integrating a Mindfulness Perspective into CT for Chronic and Persistent Depression
    2009: BABCP
  • The Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders; David Barlow
    2011: University of Westminster
  • Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy intensive training; John Swan
    2014: University of Tayside
CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Eleanor Morton
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

I have worked within an NHS Primary Care setting since 2010, providing assessment and treatment for common mental health difficulties for adults, and with students at a local college. I undertake regular clinical supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which ensures I develop and further my skills in line with evidence based research. I am a lecturer and supervisor of Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapists on the High Intensity Psychological Interventions (HIPI) course at the University of Sheffield. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) which is specifically developed for treating persistent depression.

I have had the pleasure of working with people from different backgrounds and aim to support them to increase confidence and attain recovery, through the use of evidence based treatment and an open, honest and safe therapeutic alliance.

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)
  • EMDR (Part 2)
    EMDR Works UK & Ireland: November 2018
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
  • IAPT Supervisor training
    University of Sheffield
  • EMDR (Part 3)
    EMDR Works UK & Ireland: February 2019
  • Post Graduate Diploma in CBT
  • EMDR (Part 1)
    EMDR Works UK & Ireland: July 2018
  • EMDR (Part 4)
    EMDR Works UK & Ireland: June 2019
  • KSA Selector
    BABCP: March 2019
CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Heather Howard-Thompson
I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with over 20 years experience in the NHS. I launched Yorkshire Psychotherapy in January 2015 and have since taken on Associates to offer a wide range of therapies to individuals and businesses.

I have worked in a number of roles for the NHS, over the past twenty years as both a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Manager and Psychotherapist.  I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement and Desensitisation (EMDR) for a range of common mental health problems, including anxiety, depression and trauma, as well as specialising in work related stress, bullying and harassment and mediation.

I undertake regular clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor, am DBS checked and have Public Liability Insurance.

  • Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
    1997: The University of Sheffield
  • Bachelor of Medical Science in Enduring Mental Health Practice
    2003: The University of Sheffield
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an experiential introduction (2 day workshop)
    2011: Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Level 1 EMDR Europe Child Accredited Training
    February, 2018: EMDR Academy
  • Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation
    2008: ACAS
  • Short Term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: 80 credits at Level 6
    2009: The University of York
  • Managing Chronic Pain: A practical skills workshop on using CBT for persistent pain
    2015: BABCP Regional Workshop
  • DBT essentials
    October, 2018: APT
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Training – theory and practice (parts one, two, three and four)
    2013: EDMR Extra
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
    2015: Sheffield Hallam University
  • CBASP: Innovative Treatment for Persistent Depression
    2016: BABCP Regional Workshop
CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Abigail Bradbury
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

I have had the pleasure of working with adults from different backgrounds in a number of NHS mental health settings since 2005. This has helped me become an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I am passionate about helping people understand their difficulties and develop practical skills to enhance their wellbeing and work towards recovery.

My area of expertise is in working with adults (16+) who have common mental health problems such as Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Work-Related Stress, Sleep difficulties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (excessive worry), Panic, Agoraphobia, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Body Image difficulties, some Eating Disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

I am a fully accredited member of the BABCP and I receive regular clinical supervision. This ensures I keep up to date with evidence based research and the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills and techniques. I always endeavour to be warm, genuine, empathic, open, and collaborative.

I am also a teacher and supervisor on the Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Interventions and Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions at the University of Sheffield.

In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, listening to music, reading, beer tasting, yoga and cooking for friends and family. I am also currently building a house, which is proving to be both challenging and rewarding!

  • Degree in BSc (Honours) Psychology
    2005: University of Sheffield
  • Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Interventions (CBT)
    2011: University of York
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health Practice
    2006: University of York 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
    2010: University of York
CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Heather Laverack
My experience is varied and I have been privileged to work with brave and courageous people from many different types of backgrounds and cultures who have had a range of difficulties that they have sought help for. These have included; OCD, Trauma / PTSD, GAD, Health Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic and Depression. I have a particular interest in Eating Disorders and currently work at a specialist eating disorder service.

I am qualified in a number of therapies including, Counselling, CBT, EMDR, CBASP, Mindfulness and CFT.

My approach is to create a safe space to reach a shared understanding with people of their problems that are impacting on them. Helping them improve the quality of their lives by learning and developing strategies to move forward now and for their future.

I am a fully accredited member of BABCP and undertake regular clinical supervision and CPD to develop and further my skills to ensure I can offer the most appropriate, timely and effective interventions.

  • Diploma in counselling
    July, 2001: University of Leeds
  • CBT for Learning Disabilities
    May, 2011: University of Hull
  • EMDR Part 2:
    February, 2012: EMDR Europe
  • IAPT Supervisor training:
    University of Sheffield
  • Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Therapy:
    March, 2009: University of Manchester
  • Clinical Supervision:
    June, 2011: Sheffield Hallam University
  • EMDR Part 3:
    April, 2012: EMDR Europe
  • Compassion focussed therapy and Compassionate Mind training:
    September, 2010: BABCP
  • EMDR Part 1:
    October, 2011: EMDR Europe
  • EMDR Part 4:
    October, 2012: EMDR Europe
  • CBASP with CBT:
    January, 2017: BABCP
CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
David Thompson
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and EMDR Practitioner, with over 40 years experience of working in a range of mental health services.

I recently retired from the NHS, where I worked within an Occupational Health Department, providing work place support, cognitive behavioural interventions and EMDR for staff. I have a special interest in pain management and the use of EMDR to help manage pain.

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
    1971: General Nursing Council for England and Wales
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
    1991: Council for National Academic Awards
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT for Pain Management, Metacognitive Interventions
    2011, 12, 13, 15: British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
  • CBASP: Innovative Treatment for Persistent Depression
    2016: BABCP Regional Workshop
  • Registered General Nurse
    1974: General Nursig Council for England and Wales
  • EMDR parts 1,2,3 and 4
    2014: EMDR Europe
  • Stopping Self Harm and Replacing it With Something Better
    2005: Association of Psychological Therapies
  • Metacognitive Interventions
    2013: BABCP Regional Workshop
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing
    1989: Council for National Academic Awards
  • 80 points at Level 6, Short Term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    2013: University of York
  • Managing Chronic Pain: A practical skills workshop on using CBT for persistent pain
    2015: BABCP Regional Workshop
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
    2014: Wellpresent
CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Steve Thompson
Hello, I’m Steve and I’ve worked in statutory mental health services for about 20 years. I come from an adult social work background in secondary mental health care using psycho-social interventions.

I’m an Approved Mental Health Professional and am currently accredited under Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).

I have a passion for treating anxiety and depression and can help you to develop a number of practical therapeutic skills and treatment to manage and improve your psychological health.

  • PG Dip. CBT
    2017: Hull University
  • CBT for Adult ASD
  • Psycho-Social Interventions Module
  • CBT for Chronic Depression
  • CBT for Suicide
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • MA Social Work
    2002: Warwick University
  • Working with Psychosis
  • DBT Essentials training
    Three days, 2012
  • CBT for PTSD and Psychosis
  • CBT for Personality Disorders
  • CBT for Personality Disorders and Self Harm
  • CBT for Chronic and Recurrent Depression
  • CAT training for Trauma
  • CBT for GAD
  • CBT for Paranoia
CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Vicky Haywood
Hi, I’m Vicky. I’m an EMDR Therapist, Wellbeing Coach and Reiki Practitioner. I feel my ultimate aim in the work I do with people is to enable them to live to their highest potential.

I have 23 years’ experience of working within the NHS as a Specialist Mental Health Social Worker. I am also an experienced Practice Educator.

I work alongside adults and young people who experience mental health difficulties, which include anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorder and psychosis. I can work with people on their own or alongside their partners and families to help them achieve and maintain well-being in every area of life.

EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) combines psychology and physiology to help people to identify, clear and heal from difficult life experiences and the emotional distress that these can cause.

Wellbeing coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) focuses primarily on the future rather than exploring the root cause of mental distress and offers the opportunity to move beyond goal setting. It helps us to understand how we interpret the world, where we see ourselves in it and the reasons that we make certain decisions. In this way we can help to reprogram the brain in relation to patterns of thinking and behaviour. Overall, Coaching is a process of guided discovery combined with natural intuition ensuring that you move forward from a position of clarity and integrity which will support you to achieve the changes you hope to make

  • Diploma (Level5) in Performance Coaching
    2013: Simply Changing Limited
  • Second Degree Reiki (Usui Shiki Ryoho) Practitioner Award
    2009: Trish Grain Reiki Master and Teacher
  • Post Qualifying Award in Social Work
    2008: General Social Care Council
  • Mental Health Social Work (Approved Social Worker) Award
    2007: General Social Care Council
  • BSc Psychosocial Interventions
    2005: Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Part One EMDR Europe Accredited Training
    February, 2019: The Stress & Trauma Centre
  • BA (Hons) Social Work Studies
    1996: Sheffield Hallam University
  • Diploma in Social Work
    1996: Sheffield Hallam University
CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
John Booth
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and EMDR practitioner with over 28 years experience of working within the NHS.

My experience has been primarily working with adults with complex mental health problems but I have also worked as a specialist addictions nurse. My personal and professional experience has informed me that many mental health presentations are due to ‘traumatic’ events that individuals have experienced in their lives. I believe that approaches that help individuals process these experiences are key to a meaningful recovery and personal fulfillment.

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
    1993: English National Board for Nursing Midwifery and Health Visiting 
  • Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Dependency Studies
    2004: Sheffield University
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
    2000: (40 points at level 6) Leeds University 
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
    2019: EMDR
CBT & EDMR Yorkshire Psychotherapy
Patricia Eschoe
I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT), an Accredited CBT Clinical Supervisor, an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Psychotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), a Person Centred Counsellor and a Counselling Supervisor.

I have a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience of working in both general and mental health settings within the NHS over 28years, and also in the voluntary and private sector. My mental health psychotherapy work includes, Lead Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in Primary care & IAPT NHS, CBT in NHS Secondary care & Early Intervention, and CBT in an NHS pain management unit. My experience additionally includes working as a therapist in a rape & sexual abuse service, a therapist for survivors of torture, a co-ordinator in a women’s psychotherapy & counselling service, a therapist for staff & students in a 6th Form College and a therapist for staff & students in a University Counselling and psychotherapy service.

I currently provide CBT, working with individuals experiencing a broad range of common mental health difficulties, including trauma, anxiety disorders, work related stress, depression, and pain management, and I additionally provide EMDR for trauma related problems.

I never underestimate what it takes for individuals to contact a therapist, and I have much respect and admiration for the courage demonstrated by clients during the process of therapy. I hold a strong belief in the CBT and EMDR evidence based approaches, when they are assessed as appropriate to meet the client’s psychological and emotional needs, and I have regularly evidenced clients’ achievements, and positive change, throughout the therapeutic contact.

  • Master of Science in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
    2006: University of Derby
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
    2005: University of Derby
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) levels 1-4
    2013: EMDR Extra
  • Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) Intensive Training.
    2014: RDASH, NHS Tayside, and University of Dundee
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
    2000: University of Sheffield School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Managing Chronic Pain: A practical Skills Workshop on CBT for persistent pain.
    2015: BABCP South Yorkshire Regional Workshop
  • CBT for Personality Disorders – Skills based Workshop
    2015: University of Hull
  • CBT, Hierarchy, and Graded Exposure
    2017: University of Nottingham Psychotherapy Services Workshop
  • Stress Management Training
    2002: Sheffield Stress Consultancy
  • Masterclass in CBT for Health Anxiety
    2009: University of Hull
  • Working with Psychosis
    2014: BABCP Forum
  • An Introduction to Metacognitive Therapy
    2013: BABCP South Yorkshire Region
  • Attachment Focussed EMDR – Healing Relational Trauma
    2013: EMDR Extra
  • CBT with Older Adults
    2015: BABCP Regional Forum
  • Master Class in CBT for Social Anxiety
    2009: University of Hull
  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Ethics & the Law
    2006: Manchester University
  • Certificate in Post-16 Part Time Teaching
    1993: Yorkshire and Humber Further Education (YAHFE)

CBT & EDMR: £100 a session for individual clients