CBT & EMDR

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

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

CBT

EMDR

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 & EMDR practitioners:

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Shelley Bradley-Scholey

CBT/EMDR

Price per session: £110

Shelley is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) accredited with the BABCP, she completed a PGDip in CBT followed by a the MSc in CBT Research at the University of Oxford. Shelley is also an accredited practitioner with Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Association UK, currently an EMDR consultant in training and maintains registration as a Mental Health Nurse with the NMC.

Shelley has considerable experience in treating a broad range of mental health problems and extensive continued professional development in the area of PTSD and complex trauma. Trained to deliver additional CBT based approaches such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Imagery Rescripting, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Mindfulness.

Shelley’s training and knowledge spans an 18 year career in Mental Healthcare during which she has experience in the NHS, Private Sector and Ministry of Defence. With experience in acute and forensic mental health settings such as secure psychiatric inpatient facilities and prison in-reach teams, Shelley is skilled in working with complex patient groups.

Shelley served 13 years in the Armed Forces working in Defence Mental Health Services, delivering mental healthcare to personnel in the firm base and on combat operations in Afghanistan. She has experience of delivering occupationally focussed mental health assessment and treatment, focussed on working collaboratively to make real changes.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £110

Shelley Bradley-Scholey

CBT/EMDR

Shelley is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) accredited with the BABCP, she completed a PGDip in CBT followed by a the MSc in CBT Research at the University of Oxford. Shelley is also an accredited practitioner with Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Association UK, currently an EMDR consultant in training and maintains registration as a Mental Health Nurse with the NMC.

Shelley has considerable experience in treating a broad range of mental health problems and extensive continued professional development in the area of PTSD and complex trauma. Trained to deliver additional CBT based approaches such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Imagery Rescripting, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Mindfulness.

Shelley’s training and knowledge spans an 18 year career in Mental Healthcare during which she has experience in the NHS, Private Sector and Ministry of Defence. With experience in acute and forensic mental health settings such as secure psychiatric inpatient facilities and prison in-reach teams, Shelley is skilled in working with complex patient groups.

Shelley served 13 years in the Armed Forces working in Defence Mental Health Services, delivering mental healthcare to personnel in the firm base and on combat operations in Afghanistan. She has experience of delivering occupationally focussed mental health assessment and treatment, focussed on working collaboratively to make real changes.

BA (Hons)
University of Lincoln 2003
Dip Nursing (MH)
University of Nottingham 2006
EMDR UK Accredited practitioner
EMDR UK, John Spector 2009
PG Dip
University of Oxford 2014
MSc
University of Oxford 2020
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Paul Carter

CBT/EMDR

Price per session: £100

I started out my career in Mental Health as a Registered Mental Nurse, qualifying in 1992, working in most clinical areas, and finishing my Nursing career in Substance Misuse inpatient Services, but always felt drawn towards a career in Psychology.

After my BSc(Hons) Psychology, I embarked on my Psychotherapy training with the University of Manchester, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy in 2004.

Since then, I have worked in Service Development roles in Severe and Enduring Mental Health and worked in Senior roles in the NHS Primary and Secondary Care Psychology Services, and as a Consultant Psychotherapist in Forensic Psychiatry, successfully developing a Psychotherapy department and service in a Secure Hospital. I have also worked as Modality Lead in an NHS IAPT Service, and for a time in full time Private Practice. I currently work in Secondary Care Psychology for complex psychological presentations.

I have worked with most psychological difficulties, and am comfortable treating adolescents and adults. I am also qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Parts I,II and III), and HCR-20 (Historical Clinical Risk). I have also completed my IAPT Supervisors Training (University of York), and have Clinically Supervised Post Graduate Psychotherapy Students, Clinical Psychology Trainees, and Medical Doctors completing Mental Health Training and Psychotherapy Training. I am also experienced in providing training, teaching, and have co-presented a Psychological model of Compulsive Buying at the BABCP Conference in Exeter.

I strongly believe in a good strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, respect and equality in sessions. I want people to be heard, and I believe in achieving a shared understanding of a problem as being a strong foundation to successful treatment.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Paul Carter

CBT/EMDR

I started out my career in Mental Health as a Registered Mental Nurse, qualifying in 1992, working in most clinical areas, and finishing my Nursing career in Substance Misuse inpatient Services, but always felt drawn towards a career in Psychology.

After my BSc(Hons) Psychology, I embarked on my Psychotherapy training with the University of Manchester, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy in 2004.

Since then, I have worked in Service Development roles in Severe and Enduring Mental Health and worked in Senior roles in the NHS Primary and Secondary Care Psychology Services, and as a Consultant Psychotherapist in Forensic Psychiatry, successfully developing a Psychotherapy department and service in a Secure Hospital. I have also worked as Modality Lead in an NHS IAPT Service, and for a time in full time Private Practice. I currently work in Secondary Care Psychology for complex psychological presentations.

I have worked with most psychological difficulties, and am comfortable treating adolescents and adults. I am also qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Parts I,II and III), and HCR-20 (Historical Clinical Risk). I have also completed my IAPT Supervisors Training (University of York), and have Clinically Supervised Post Graduate Psychotherapy Students, Clinical Psychology Trainees, and Medical Doctors completing Mental Health Training and Psychotherapy Training. I am also experienced in providing training, teaching, and have co-presented a Psychological model of Compulsive Buying at the BABCP Conference in Exeter.

I strongly believe in a good strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, respect and equality in sessions. I want people to be heard, and I believe in achieving a shared understanding of a problem as being a strong foundation to successful treatment.

Registered Mental Nurse (RMN)
Qualified 1992
Teaching experience on a variety of courses including Mental Health Awareness Training (Barnsley PCT), Dual Diagnosis Training (BPCT), Psychological theories of psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (Assertive Outreach)
1992-1999
Teaching and assessing in clinical practice
1995
NEBSM Certificate in Supervisory Management
1998
Treating Panic Disorder
2003: David Clark
Constructive/Deconstructive Dialogue
2003: Christine Padesky
Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders
2004: Kate Davison
Bsc (Hons) Psychology
2005
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Parts I, II, and III (complete training) EMDR Institute
2005-2007: London & The Richman Institute
IAPT Supervisors Training
2008: University of York
Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress disorder for non English speaking clients
2008
Cognitive Therapy for Anger
2008
Treatment of Medically Unexplained Symptoms
2009
Leading an Empowered Organisation
2009
Trained in Historical Clinical Risk Assessment (HCR-20)
2011
Trained in the delivery of Sex Offenders Treatment Programme (HIBs)
2012
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
University of Manchester
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Patricia Eschoe

CBT/EMDR

Price per session: £100

I am an BABCP 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.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Patricia Eschoe

CBT/EMDR

I am an BABCP 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.

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

Heather Howard-Thompson

CBT/DBT/EMDR

Price per session: £110

Hi, my name is Heather, I am the Founder and Director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd. I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with over 20 years experience in mental health.

I launched Yorkshire Psychotherapy in January 2015 and have since developed the practice to include Associate Therapists who offer a wide range of therapies to individuals and businesses. I work as a Clinical Supervisor and have many years experience of working with people who struggle with emotional problems, including trauma, depression and anxiety. I have a particular interest in working with trauma and emotional dysregulation.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am very passionate about helping others to understand, recognise and tolerate their emotions, which is the first step in helping to overcome a range of mental health problems. I offer online sessions via Skype/Zoom/Facetime/Whatsapp or phone.

I provide Consultancy, Groups and Workshops to a range of businesses and also provide Coaching and Mentoring for Therapists starting out in private practice.

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

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £110

Heather Howard-Thompson

CBT/DBT/EMDR

Hi, my name is Heather, I am the Founder and Director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd. I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with over 20 years experience in mental health.

I launched Yorkshire Psychotherapy in January 2015 and have since developed the practice to include Associate Therapists who offer a wide range of therapies to individuals and businesses. I work as a Clinical Supervisor and have many years experience of working with people who struggle with emotional problems, including trauma, depression and anxiety. I have a particular interest in working with trauma and emotional dysregulation.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am very passionate about helping others to understand, recognise and tolerate their emotions, which is the first step in helping to overcome a range of mental health problems. I offer online sessions via Skype/Zoom/Facetime/Whatsapp or phone.

I provide Consultancy, Groups and Workshops to a range of businesses and also provide Coaching and Mentoring for Therapists starting out in private practice.

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
Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation
2008: ACAS
Short Term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: 80 credits at Level 6
2009: The University of York
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an experiential introduction (2 day workshop)
2011: Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
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
Managing Chronic Pain: A practical skills workshop on using CBT for persistent pain
2015: BABCP Regional Workshop
CBASP: Innovative Treatment for Persistent Depression
2016: BABCP Regional Workshop
Level 1 EMDR Europe Child Accredited Training
February, 2018: EMDR Academy
DBT essentials
October, 2018: APT
The Flash Technique (EMDR)
2019: UK & Ireland EMDR Association approved
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
2021: Greenwood Mentors Ltd, The British Psychological Society Approved Course
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Eleanor Morton

CBT/EMDR

Price per session: £100

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.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Eleanor Morton

CBT/EMDR

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
2008
Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
2011
Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)
2017
IAPT Supervisor training
University of Sheffield
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT
2016
EMDR (Part 1)
EMDR Works UK & Ireland: July 2018
EMDR (Part 2)
EMDR Works UK & Ireland: November 2018
EMDR (Part 3)
EMDR Works UK & Ireland: February 2019
EMDR (Part 4)
EMDR Works UK & Ireland: June 2019
KSA Selector
BABCP: March 2019
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Bimla Heera

Specialist Nurse/EMDR

Price per session: £100

I have qualifications in Adult Mental Health Nursing and in General Nursing. Over the last 20 years or so I have worked with families, children and the extended family.

I have an interest in multi-cultural trans-generational issues that affect the family functioning on a daily basis; and how this can affect the ability to sustain and improve relationships within the family. As a Mental Health Nurse I have a good understanding of how cultural and trans-generational issues can affect the mental health of all family members.

As a General Nurse I also have a good idea of how physical ill health can impact on an individuals and their family.

I also have an interest in women’s health, having worked in obstetrics and gynaecology. Here I met a lot of brave and courageous women and their families who had experience loss, either through miscarriage and/or through the trauma of birth. I am able to offer psychological therapies to improve psychological wellbeing.

I also have an interest in trauma and have helped many adults to understand themselves from a trauma perspective; furthermore I have treated many individuals using trauma focussed therapeutic models.

Given my experience I can draw upon the many therapeutic models such as psychotherapeutic models, such as Eye movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution focussed therapies Cognitive behavioural Therapy and family based interventions to improve the wellbeing of individuals and the family members.

I am able to work with couples who are finding their own situation difficult trying to balance their own beliefs and incorporating the needs of their extended family members.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Bimla Heera

Specialist Nurse/EMDR

I have qualifications in Adult Mental Health Nursing and in General Nursing. Over the last 20 years or so I have worked with families, children and the extended family.

I have an interest in multi-cultural trans-generational issues that affect the family functioning on a daily basis; and how this can affect the ability to sustain and improve relationships within the family. As a Mental Health Nurse I have a good understanding of how cultural and trans-generational issues can affect the mental health of all family members.

As a General Nurse I also have a good idea of how physical ill health can impact on an individuals and their family.

I also have an interest in women’s health, having worked in obstetrics and gynaecology. Here I met a lot of brave and courageous women and their families who had experience loss, either through miscarriage and/or through the trauma of birth. I am able to offer psychological therapies to improve psychological wellbeing.

I also have an interest in trauma and have helped many adults to understand themselves from a trauma perspective; furthermore I have treated many individuals using trauma focussed therapeutic models.

Given my experience I can draw upon the many therapeutic models such as psychotherapeutic models, such as Eye movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution focussed therapies Cognitive behavioural Therapy and family based interventions to improve the wellbeing of individuals and the family members.

I am able to work with couples who are finding their own situation difficult trying to balance their own beliefs and incorporating the needs of their extended family members.

Registered General Nurse (RGN)
1992
Registered Mental Nurse (RMN)
1997
BSc (Hons) in Health Care Practice – (Child and adolescent mental health)
2001-2006
Short term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
2009: University of York
Siblings together or apart
2010: British Association of Fostering and adoption. (BAAF)
Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD in Children and Adolescents
June 2010
Life story work with traumatised children
November 2010: After adoption
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – Level One
January 2011: Family futures – (Islington, London)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – Level Two
May 2011: Family futures – (Islington, London)
Theraplay – Level One
2012
Theraplay – Level Two
2012
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Levels 1 to 4. 2012–2016
Initial assessment model and intervention with young people who sexually harm
April 2013: AIM2 Assessment
Promoting resilience in Looked after Children
British Association of fostering and adoption (BAAF)
CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Ann Swift​

CBT/DBT/EMDR

Price per session: £100

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.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Ann Swift​

CBT/DBT/EMDR

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 & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Abigail Bradbury

CBT

Price per session: £100

I have had the privilege of working in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a therapist, supervisor, and trainer for a number of years. I was previously based in NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services in North Yorkshire and Leeds. I now offer private CBT and I continue to work for the University of Sheffield.

I worked within NHS mental health services for 14 years. I completed my CBT training in 2011 and I have extensive experience of using CBT to help people work with emotional problems such as:

  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks and agoraphobia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Chronic worry (or Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Health anxiety
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Body image difficulties
  • Some eating disorders
  • Perfectionism

I recognise just how difficult it can be to ask for help and to start a course of therapy. I believe it is important to provide a safe and supportive environment and establish a trusting therapeutic relationship from the outset. This can help people to take the necessary steps that will ultimately reduce emotional distress and improve the quality of their lives. CBT focuses on helping people to develop a better understanding of their difficulties and learn new ways of thinking and acting. I adopt a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach with all patients.

I am also a qualified clinical supervisor and have provided supervision to individual therapists and groups, from trainees to more experienced therapists. I am a teacher, tutor, and clinical supervisor on the IAPT CBT course at the University of Sheffield, which trains future CBT Therapists. Furthermore, I am the Programme Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision, which trains clinical supervisors who supervise Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) working within schools helping children of all ages. I am also the Programme Director for the IAPT Supervisor Programme, which trains clinical supervisors who supervise clinicians working within IAPT services.

I have enjoyed delivering workshops and career talks to local universities and to the public. I also acted as a discussant for a symposium on ‘IAPT and Primary Care’ and delivered a workshop at the 2019 BABCP national conference. The title of the workshop was ‘Maximising your effectiveness as a CBT Therapist’. Indeed, spreading the word of CBT and that mental health matters is something I am very passionate about.

I receive regular clinical supervision and ensure I am up to date with the latest developments in CBT. I am committed to Continued Professional Development and I am an accredited member of the BABCP. I am DBS checked and have Public Liability Insurance.

CBT & EMDR Yorkshire Psychotherapy

Price per session: £100

Abigail Bradbury

CBT

I have had the privilege of working in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a therapist, supervisor, and trainer for a number of years. I was previously based in NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services in North Yorkshire and Leeds. I now offer private CBT and I continue to work for the University of Sheffield.

I worked within NHS mental health services for 14 years. I completed my CBT training in 2011 and I have extensive experience of using CBT to help people work with emotional problems such as:

  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks and agoraphobia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Chronic worry (or Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Health anxiety
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Body image difficulties
  • Some eating disorders
  • Perfectionism

I recognise just how difficult it can be to ask for help and to start a course of therapy. I believe it is important to provide a safe and supportive environment and establish a trusting therapeutic relationship from the outset. This can help people to take the necessary steps that will ultimately reduce emotional distress and improve the quality of their lives. CBT focuses on helping people to develop a better understanding of their difficulties and learn new ways of thinking and acting. I adopt a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach with all patients.

I am also a qualified clinical supervisor and have provided supervision to individual therapists and groups, from trainees to more experienced therapists. I am a teacher, tutor, and clinical supervisor on the IAPT CBT course at the University of Sheffield, which trains future CBT Therapists. Furthermore, I am the Programme Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision, which trains clinical supervisors who supervise Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) working within schools helping children of all ages. I am also the Programme Director for the IAPT Supervisor Programme, which trains clinical supervisors who supervise clinicians working within IAPT services.

I have enjoyed delivering workshops and career talks to local universities and to the public. I also acted as a discussant for a symposium on ‘IAPT and Primary Care’ and delivered a workshop at the 2019 BABCP national conference. The title of the workshop was ‘Maximising your effectiveness as a CBT Therapist’. Indeed, spreading the word of CBT and that mental health matters is something I am very passionate about.

I receive regular clinical supervision and ensure I am up to date with the latest developments in CBT. I am committed to Continued Professional Development and I am an accredited member of the BABCP. I am DBS checked and have Public Liability Insurance.

Degree in BSc (Honours) Psychology
2005: University of Sheffield
Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health Practice
2006: University of York
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
2011: University of York
Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Interventions (CBT)
2011: University of York
Masterclass in Cognitive Therapy for Panic Disorder
2011
Stress Control: large group therapy workshop
2011
Veteran’s Mental Health Awareness
2011
CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
2012
IAPT Supervisor Training
2012
An Introduction to Clinical Perfectionism
2012
Imagery in CBT
2013
CBT for Specific Phobia of Vomit
2013
Active Supervision Methods – A practical and conceptual guide to CBT supervision
2013
A practical and experiential introduction to ACT
2014
CBT for Eating Disorders
2014
Integrating Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) into routine CBT
2015
Working with Chronic Pain
2015
Using Compassion Focussed Therapy
2015
CBT for Adults with Eating Disorders: How to be effective in real-life outpatient settings
2015
CBT: Behavioural Activation and Low Self Esteem
2016
CBT & Body Dysmorphic Disorder
2016
CBT for Long Term Health Conditions
2017
Cognitive Therapy for PTSD
2018
CBT for multiple event PTSD and/or trauma in childhood
2018
Infant Mental Health: Babies, Brains & Bonding
2018
KSA Selector Training
2019
OxCADAT training on remote working, PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder, OCD and Health Anxiety
2020

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