CBT Therapist

Des Shortt

CBT therapist BABCP accredited

I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working with clients with anxiety and low mood issues.

I qualified in 2010 and have worked mostly in an NHS role since then.

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Bright living room with modern inventory
Bright living room with modern inventory

If you are struggling with anxiety or low mood, then I can help. My name is Des Shortt and I am a qualified CBT therapist with over 10 years of experience.

I understand that even seeking help can be a bit stressful, but I provide a warm and supportive environment that will be of benefit to you. With my help, you will learn how to tackle negative thoughts, manage symptoms, and develop new coping skills to improve your overall well-being.

In many cases, a person has struggled , sometimes for years, with their anxiety and low mood. They may have tried self-help books and tried to live with their problems. However, it may take CBT therapy to clarify what is going on. To sort out unhelpful behaviours from helpful ones. And to reduce unhelpful thinking habits.

We work together to find out what you want and how maybe your current thinking and behaviour is interfering with your goals.

Clients can have thinking errors e.g. They may think that other people think badly of them, They may make many negative predictions about their future. They may be highly critical of themselves, which can lead to low self-esteem. And the client may not be fully aware of these unhelpful habits. We look for these unhelpful habits and seek to replace them with more helpful ones.

Generally therapy would be on a weekly basis with a session lasting up to 1 hour. This would be conducted online and materials relevant to the therapy would be sent to the client to aid them.

If you're interested in working with me or have any questions about how CBT can help you, please don't hesitate to send me a message. Let's work together towards a happier and healthier you.

Best wishes,

Des Shortt, CBT Therapist.

Individual therapy

Individual CBT therapy involves observing and noting current thinking styles and behaviour, and seeing how they can be improved

£90 per hour

Initial 30 minute consultation - free of charge

Doloress K.

Therapy has really helped me overcome some past trauma I had been keeping under a lid for a long time. Now, I feel happier and more confident in my life, and feel like I can walk with my head held high.

Anthony M.

Coming from a competitive sports background, the injury that ended up making me give up my career was a hard blow. With therapy, I was able to start building my identity around other things than just sport.

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