- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Applied Relaxation
- Behaviour Therapy
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I CURRENTLY HAVE NO FURTHER AVAILABILITY BUT PLEASE DO E-MAIL ME AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO TRY TO ACCOMMODATE YOU IN THE FUTURE. I AM OFFERING THERAPY VIA VIDEO AND PHONE AND WOULD BE HONORED TO SUPPORT YOU DURING THIS UNCERTAIN AND DIFFICULT TIME.
Making the decision to attend therapy can often feel overwhelming. However, for most people, this can be an extremely positive and empowering experience that engenders greater self-awareness and understanding.
I am a fully accredited and qualified Cognitive (CBT) Psychotherapist with over 8 years of experience and specialise in working with adults. Being fully accredited implies that I have achieved the highest standard in the practice of CBT and thus adhere to stringent codes of professional practice and ethical standards. CBT is an evidenced-based therapy, recommended by NICE, that has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of most problems we encounter. This means that I am able to incorporate a wide range and variety of established, researched and evidence-based psychological techniques in my practise and therapy with you. Not only has its effectiveness been evidenced by extensive research but also by my own clinical experience of seeing what really helps people.
I place a great emphasis on the quality of the therapeutic relationship with clients and firmly believe this to be a key contributor to the overall success of therapy and to the development of a positive therapeutic experience. This open, collaborative and honest alliance based on good rapport and trust is an approach that has contributed to my clients' on going motivation to attend their therapy sessions and to improve the overall quality of their lives.
You, as the client, are considered the expert who knows your own problems better than anyone. Only you can give me insight to help me to understand the painful issues and difficulties you are experiencing. In your therapy and through increased self-awareness, you will learn to take responsibility for improving the quality of your life: by changing unhelpful patterns of behaviours and negative thoughts. My role is to guide, assist and support you through this challenging process. I am committed to working with you to find realistic and long-term solutions and to develop and apply new skills and techniques to change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour.
My approach is collaborative, empathic, warm, informal and relaxed, which allows for a safe and comfortable space to allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings and unhelpful behaviours without judgement.
Through the use of numerous specialist and transferable skills and knowledge, I am committed to providing an individualised, high quality therapeutic experience based on best practice and prioritisation of you and your needs.
My aim is to provide a quality of therapy that I would be comfortable for my loved ones to attend. I value having open, informal, relaxed, empathic, warm, collaborative and honest relationships with my clients whilst always maintaining good rapport and trust, respect, integrity, and dignity.
Please do e-mail or call me for a free brief confidential chat about your problem or to discuss therapy options and preferred appointment times. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have and to explain how CBT might assist in the resolution of your problem.
Areas of interest
I have a passionate interest in treating OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), anxiety, stress, habit disorders, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, depression, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), low self esteem issues (lack of confidence and self-worth), social anxiety (formerly known as social phobia), specific phobias (including blood phobia), panic (panic attacks and panic disorder), GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), anger, health anxiety and sleep difficulties. I also work with couples and treat relationship and sexual problems.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management
- BSocSC (Hons) Clinical Social Work University of Cape Town 1994
- BA (Hons) Clinical Psychology University of South Africa 2000
- PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Adults) University of Derby 2010
- MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Distinction) University of Derby 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Fully Accredited member of the BABCP
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: collette.sharbel