What is CBT?
CBT is a talking therapy that focuses on the here and now. It is time limited, working on clients' goals that involve out of session practice. What we think can affect how we feel and how we behave, and this in turn can have a negative impact on our lives. Clients and therapists work together to identify and understand problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, working within an individual map (formulation) that guides the treatment using specific models that are evidence based. It can help people with a wide range of mental health problems:
  • Depression
  • Agoraphobia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health Anxiety
  • Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  

Contact me today at claire@cbtcotswold.co.uk
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About me

Claire Gillingham


I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) and have worked in the NHS for the last 27 years, working currently as an Independent Nurse Prescriber.

I have extensive experience working with all ages with a wide variety of mental health difficulties using CBT since 1999. I have an accredited masters level diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from Exeter University and I am an accredited BABCP practitioner

I undertake regular supervision with an accredited supervisor, as well as undergoing an annual criminal record bureau (CRB) check. I am also an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner with full membership of the UK & Ireland EMDR association.


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