Mrs Valerie Grattage-Rushton

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychotherapy


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, and have over 20 years of experience in treating a wide range of problems and mental health issues. I am an accredited psychotherapist with the following organisations:

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
EMDR Europe Approved Accredited Practitioner/Consultant (EMDR)
United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP)

I have undertaken various clinical training programmes and have worked in various settings such as: the National Health Service (NHS); Private Health Care; Local Authorities; Fire Services; Police Services; and Training/Education Services.

I offer evidence-based psychological therapies for a wide range of emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties. I work part time in the NHS as a CBT, EMDR therapist and supervisor.

These are the types services and therapies I provide:
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)
Third Wave CBT Psychotherapies (ACT, CFT, BA)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Schema Therapy
Couples Therapy
Therapy and training Services to businesses and organisations
Facilitation of groups
Trauma support (group or individual)
Supervision (Individual or group supervision)

Areas of interest

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Depression; Anxiety / stress; Social anxiety; Health anxiety; Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); Panic disorder; Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD); Phobias; Anger management; Relationship issues / couples counselling; Work related problems; Low self-esteem; Bereavement; Complex grief reactions; Childhood issues; Sexual / physical and mental abuse

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Procedures completed

  • AA387

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (>50)

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

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