Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling and Supervision in Swansea (Sketty) & Mumbles (South Wales).
My name is Claudia Herrieven and I am a chartered counselling psychologist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT), working in Swansea (South Wales).
I am one of the few fully accredited CBT Therapists in this area and am therefore an accredited member of the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and I can provide medico-legal reports as an expert witness regarding personal injuries and possible psychological consequences.
Using an integrative approach to therapy means that I will tailor the treatment to your needs, and I will combine techniques from CBT, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion focused Therapy (CFT) to achieve the best progress and improvement for you and your mental wellbeing.
My twenty-one years experience as a Psychotherapist, practicing CBT and counselling has allowed me to work with adult clients presenting an expansive area of issues.
The following are representative of my experience:
I am committed to providing psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Monthly favourite quote:
"When you can't change the direction of the wind - adjust your sails"
I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist/Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC and I am also a accredited member of the British Psychological Society BPS, the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies BABCP and the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.
I have two practice locations, one is in Langland/Mumbles and the other is in Sketty/Swansea.
About Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a short-term talking treatment that has a highly practical approach to problem-solving. It aims to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind peoples's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
CBT focuses on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is:
- A talking treatment based on scientific principles, in which client and
therapist work together to identify and understand particular difficulties.
- Effective for a wide range of problems and recommended by the Government, (see www.nice.org.uk).
- Collaborative: client and therapist work together to understand problems.
- Focused on the here and now.
- A list of personalised, time-limited treatment goals is developed along with strategies for change.
- Brief - typically between 6 – 12 sessions, each session usually lasting an hour.
- Confidential - what is said in sessions is private (within the limits of professional discretion).
What to expect from the first CBT session?
Sessions usually last one hour and the first consultation is normally reserved for a detailed discussion of the issue of concern and for gathering whatever information is relevant about you and the history of the presenting issue.
In return I will fully brief you on any proposed therapy and its implications and agree with you its duration and likely cost.
I will explain what is required to do over this period and satisfy any questions that you may have with any aspect of the ongoing relationship.
How can you be sure a CBT-Therapist is fully qualified to practice?
When looking for a psychologist or counsellor who meets the training standards required to provide cognitive behavioural therapy in the Swansea area, you should visit the website of the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies), which is BABCP.
On this website you will see a search option ('Find a CBT Therapist') where you can find all qualified therapists in your area, just type in the first three letters of your postcode.
Location & Contact
My counselling and CBT practice is based in Langland (Mumbles) and Sketty, which is within easy reach of Swansea (West Glamorgan/South Wales). To access my psychotherapy service please contact me on the number below.