Mr Munya Chigwada: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
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Mr Munya Chigwada

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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Overview

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

Experience
My passion & interest lies in helping people make a difference to their lives. This underpins my work with people in both NHS and private settings. In over 10 years, I have worked with children, adolescents, families and adults as well as older adults from all walks of life. My professional experience includes effective treatment of a range of mental health problems from mild to severe problems including helping people who are unwell and going through a crisis.

What do I Offer?
Brief to medium term psychological therapy for rapid and sustained treatment benefits. In some situations longer term therapy may also be more appropriate.

Approach and orientation
I specialise in state-of-the-art CBT and EMDR, and I also draw on other approaches such as compassion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness. Some of the areas that I provide treatment for include stress, anxiety, mild/moderate/severe forms of depression, anger problems, trauma/post traumatic stress (PTSD), obsessions/compulsions (OCD), phobias, and many others.

Philosophy on counselling and psychotherapy
Two heads are better than one! Listening, talking and interacting in therapy, we can begin to build a therapeutic relationship as our solid foundation. We can both gain a good understanding of your situation and problems, in terms of how they may have arisen, what maintains them and what needs to change. With a good shared understanding of your problems we can set goals for therapy and then develop an effective treatment plan.

In therapy, I am able to draw on a range of expert approaches to assist people to develop more helpful coping strategies and practical skills to address their problems.

Areas of interest

Depression, stress and various types of anxiety;

Low self esteem and feeling low, worthless or like a failure or having lack of confidence in situations;

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and other problems related to physical, emotional, sexual abuse and domestic violence in childhood and adulthood;

Difficulties related to military experiences including trauma, anger and depression;

Obsessions and compulsions (OCD);

Perfectionism and other problems from having excessively high standards of self and others

Worrying and generalized anxiety including being fearful of something bad about to happen.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Psychophysiological disorders
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Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA387

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

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