Derby Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Specialists

We are a team of Highly Experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapists who have been in Private Practice for over 10 Years.

Cognitive Therapy Derby are BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. We offer a range of professional treatments and talking therapies, which include, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is a talking therapy. CBT aims to help you with your difficulties by looking at how you think (cognition) and how this effects what you do ( behaviour) and how you feel both emotionally and physically.

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The main aim of therapy is to reduce your distress by guiding you to identify unhelpful habits and patterns of thinking to help you resolve your difficulties, achieve your goals and gain your desired quality of life.

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The first step will involve an assessment which will establish a clear understanding of your problems, how these developed and how they are affecting you. This understanding will guide the therapeutic process.

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Cognitive Therapy Derby

Further Therapy Information & Fees

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is a talking therapy. CBT aims to help you with your difficulties by looking at how you think (cognition) and how this effects what you do ( behaviour) and how you feel both emotionally and physically. If there are problems in any of these areas, we will assist you in making the changes you need to help make you feel better and have the quality of life you desire.

What can I expect when I come for an appointment?

Your therapist will make sure you are sitting comfortably, and to begin with will ask you some questions about what is bringing you to therapy, what you see as your main problem, and what you wish to achieve from the sessions. This is called an assessment, and helps the therapist get to know you, and will inform future treatment sessions. All the therapists at Cognitive Therapy Derby are trained to Post-Graduate level, are BABCP accredited Psychotherapist’s and have over 20 years clinical experience, so you can be assured that you will receive the best quality of care. Following the assessment, your therapist will give you some feedback, and summarise your difficulties. Together you will decide your goals for treatment. Your therapist will consider the National Institute of Clinical Excellences’ guidelines (NICE Guidelines), when helping you plan your treatment, this ensures you get the most effective treatment possible, for your difficulties. Following on from the assessment appointment, it will depend on what your goals for treatment are, in terms of what will be covered in the sessions. Most CBT treatments involve you practicing and trying out new thinking styles or new behaviours in between sessions, as the aim of CBT is to teach you strategies and techniques you can apply yourself, once the therapy has ended. In short we aim to help you to become your own therapist.

What kind of things does CBT help with?

CBT is the most effective talking therapy for most common mental health problems these might include; panic attacks, feeling stressed, anxious or worrying too much about things. This might be related to work stress, exam stress, performance anxiety or a major life events such as bereavement, coping with a serious illness or long-term condition, redundancy or divorce. Some people come to CBT for help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and dealing with unwanted obsessional or intrusive thoughts or behaviours Phobias such as driving or flying respond very well to CBT, as do habit disorders such as gambling, excessive shopping or hair-pulling. CBT is also very helpful for anger management, and can really help if you are feeling down, depressed, unmotivated or suffering from depression, post-natal depression, or have sleep problems or insomnia. CBT can also help with eating disorders such as bulimia, as well as low self-esteem and unresolved issues from childhood, and relationship problems. Cognitive Therapy Derby are trauma specialists, we can offer CBT and EMDR (both NICE Guideline approved) for treatment of trauma symptoms, and Post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma focussed treatment is especially effective for things such as road traffic accidents, sexual, mental and physical abuse, as well as trauma following burglary or trauma following child-birth. Cognitive Therapy Derby have assisted in providing trauma therapy following major national terrorist attacks. We also work with most of the main providers such as BUPA, AXA, Nuffield, priory and many more institutions who ask us to provide help with CBT.

Further Information

All our associates are extensively trained to Post-Graduate level, highly experienced and accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP Accredited), hold current insurance, and have DBS certificates.

The advantages of private therapy is there are no waiting lists, we offer immediate appointments, including evenings and weekends. We provide a discrete and professional service designed to meet your needs.

Our office is conveniently situated near to Derby city centre, it is easy to access from the A38, and the Derby ring road, with plenty of metered car parking available.


All discussions that take place in your therapy sessions are treated as confidential with the following exceptions.

We are required to seek supervision by our professional body (BABCP, BACP, Nursing and Midwifery Council) as a means of ensuring good practice. This means that your case will be discussed with our clinical supervisor. This person is however, also bound by the same strict code of conduct regarding confidentiality as we are.

We would break confidentiality under rare circumstances, namely, if we believe that a client is of danger to themselves or to others (under the Mental Health Act, 2001) or if we believe that a child is at actual risk (The Children Act, Section 47, 1989).

If you refer yourself to our service, we do not routinely share any information about your treatment with anyone else, unless you request us to do so. The only exception would be relating to the risk stated above. Should you be referred to us via an insurance company, such as Bupa, Nuffield or Axa, sometimes they require us to inform them of your progress, but we will discuss this with you before we share any information.


Personal Information

No personal information is passed on to third party services or marketing firms, we fully comply with GDPR standards.


We offer a free initial telephone consultation to clarify the nature of your difficulties and establish if your problems are amenable to CBT, counselling or any of the other services we offer. If we are not able to help, we will make every effort to signpost you to an appropriate service.

Fees will be discussed during this initial consultation. We operate on a pay as you go basis; you determine the number and frequency of sessions, we will provide an invoice and receipts per session

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Derby

We work with private referrals

We offer a range of specialist treatment including cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, and EMDR. Our associates have over 20 years' experience and are BABCP accredited

  • 1 Vernon Street
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • DE1 1FR
  • 07715 684509