We are both registered and have full accreditation with our governing body, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). Accreditation means that we have had the correct training in CBT and involves us demonstrating our competence in CBT to the BABCP. This competence is regularly monitored and ensures that we keep up to date with evidence based research and the application of skills and techniques.
Accreditation is important. Even if you choose not to use us please ensure that your CBT therapist is accredited with the BABCP.
After working as occupational therapists for many years CBT training was a natural progression for us. We wanted to work with people in a way that would help them understand their difficulties and develop practical skills to enhance wellbeing. CBT does this beautifully. It is a ‘common-sense’ approach and is based on scientific evaluation. It has an evidence base demonstrating its effectiveness for common mental health problems. In 2011 we both completed post graduate training in CBT.