Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) | London | Nottingham | CBT Birmingham UK By Expert Psychologists
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is often called talking therapy. Rather than treating clients with medication, the expert psychologist works with the client to help the client understand their emotions and thoughts (cognitions); and the link between these and there psychologically unhealthy behaviour. Effective CBT aims to bring about lasting change, the client is advised to practice the techniques on an ongoing basis even after the initial therapy sessions have concluded so that the behavioural change to more positive attitudes becomes a way of life and results in constructive changes in behaviour that consequently reduce or eliminate the mental distress that the client was suffering from.
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Does CBT Work?
There is a significant research base that shows that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be very effective in treating a wide variety of psychological or psychiatric symptoms. The treatment is widely recommended because of its effectiveness throughout the National Health Service and by leading private health insurers. Our expert psychologists provide CBT in a variety of settings. Our expert psychologists have found that CBT is most effective when the client takes an active role in the therapy and commits to thoroughly completing work in between sessions.
What Happens in Your Expert Psychologist's CBT Sessions?
Our approach to CBT is to work with clients to resolve specific problems causing them mental distress. Our expert psychologists provide a clear framework and clear structure based on evidence-based research activities to help each client solve their issues. Our expert psychologists focus on solutions and the future rather than trying to rewrite the past. The therapeutic stance that we adopt in cognitive behavioural therapy is collaborative ― to empower and enable our clients rather than to create ongoing dependency on our expert psychologists.
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Who Manages Advanced Assessments' Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practice?
The Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practice is led by Dr Bernard Horsford, PhD, D Occ Psych, MBA, M.Sc, LLB, BA, DipAdEd, DipM, FCIPD, MAPM, MIoD, FIC, MAE, C Psychol, AFBPsS
22/10/16 – 08/08/17 University of Huddersfield: MSc Investigative Psychology (Forensic Psychology), distinction
22/10/11 – 12/12/13 BPP Law School: Postgraduate Diploma, Bar Professional Training Course, very competent
01/09/98 – 13/06/03 Cranfield University: PhD Applied Psychology
01/10/01 – 01/08/03 Birkbeck College: University of London: LLB (Hons) Law
05/09/93 – 12/07/96 University of East London: Professional Doctorate in Occupational Psychology
07/09/90 – 08/06/93 Manchester Business School: MBA
31/10/85 – 18/03/93 Open University: BA(Hons) Psychology and Economics
04/09/91 – 10/12/92 Nottingham Trent University: Professional Diploma in Marketing
10/10/88 – 23/07/90 University of Nottingham: Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Education, teacher training
02/09/88 – 05/11/90 De Montfort University: Professional Diploma in Personnel Management
Membership of Professional Institutions
The Association of Black Psychologists, 2018
American Psychological Association, 2015
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, full member 2015
Expert Witness Institute, Member, 2014
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, Barrister, called 2013
Academy of Experts, Member (number 2994) 2011
Employment Law Bar Association, 2010
Bar Association for Commerce Finance and Industry, 2010
Administrative Law Bar Association, 2010
Association for Project Management, 2010
Institute of Consulting, Fellow, 2008 to date
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Chartered Fellow 1998
British Psychological Society, Associate Fellow, 2015
British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist 1999
British Psychological Society, Full Member of the Division of Occupational Psychology, 1999
British Psychological Society, Special Group in Coaching Psychology, 2008
British Psychological Society, Full Member of the Division of Neuropsychology, 2015
British Psychological Society, Full Member of the Division of Academics, Researchers & Teachers in Psychology, 2015
British Psychological Society, Associate Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology, 2011
British Psychological Society, Associate Member of the Division of Child and Educational Psychology, 2011
British Psychological Society, Associate Member of the Division of Forensic Psychology, 2011
- Institute of Directors, Member, 1994
Colorado State Licensing Board, Mental Health Jurisprudence Examination, 2015
Human Sexuality Training, Psychceu.com (approved by the American Psychological Association) 2015
Child Abuse Training, Psychceu.com (approved by the American Psychological Association) 2015
Hogrefe, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition, 2015
Hogrefe, Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, 2015
Test User, Occupational Personality, Saville Consulting Wave, 2015
Euro Test User, Occupational, 2015
Forensic Test User, 2015
Assistant Forensic Test User, 2015
Pearson, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) Training, 2014
Pearson, Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV) Training, 2014
American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5), 2014
IMA: Accelerating Implementation Methodology, 2014
Test User, Occupational Personality, Occupational Personality Questionnaire, 2012
Dr Craig Childress, Parental Alienation and Pathogenic Parenting Assessment, 2010
APM Group: Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner, 2009
APM Group: PRINCE2™ Project Management Practitioner, 2008
PAR Inc: Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), 2007
AD&C: Assessment & Development Consultants, approved assessor, 2003
SHL: Design and implementation of Assessment and Development Centres, 2003
SHL: Motivation Questionnaire, 2003
Test User, Occupational Personality, 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire, 2000
Test User, Occupational Ability 1995
Assistant Test User, Occupational Ability, 1995
What Approach to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Does Dr Bernard Horsford Take?
Dr Bernard Horsford describes his approach to CBT as follows:
“My emphasis is on goal-directed cognitive behavioural therapy, and I work in partnership with clients to help them produce solutions to their problems themselves. My focus is on building client independence so that clients can go on and find answers for themselves without the input of an expert psychologist. Between each CBT session, there are CBT activities which each client completes and reflects on in preparation for the next cognitive behavioural therapy session.
The cognitive behavioural therapy sessions aim to be educative so that clients can understand how their emotions and cognitions interact to produce self-limiting or self-harmful behaviours and thoughts. Models and other therapy tools are provided for clients to understand how to manage the processes causing their underlying conditions.I have worked as a psychologist in a variety of clinical settings dealing with occupational, clinical and forensic issues. In these settings, I have provided individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and psychological assessment services. I have an extensive background in working with culturally diverse populations. My practice is geared towards adolescents and adults grappling with employment, personal, family work, educational or health issues. I also specialise in working with offenders. My organisational work focuses on dealing with mental health issues at work, occupational health psychology, work-related stress, developing wellbeing strategies and working with organisations to support individuals who have suffered psychological or psychiatric injury through organisational transformation programmes. As an expert witness, my medicolegal work is split between Claimants and Defendants.
I provide CBT mainly in London and Nottingham ― I offer face-to-face cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling. On-line and telephone CBT and counselling is available internationally if the client is suitable for this type of intervention.”
What Psychological or Psychiatric Conditions Do You Treat In CBT
We treat the following mental health conditions and provide support for clients on issues which are not diagnosable illnesses but may cause psychological distress.
Top 30 Issues Addressed Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Stress At Work
Phobias (Including Agoraphobia)
Discrimination In Employment
Reactions To Child Abuse
Psychological/Psychiatric Injury Caused By Road Traffic Accidents
Work-Related Psychological/Psychiatric Injury
Anxiety In Returning To Work
Drug And Alcohol Abuse
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Leadership Development and Coaching
Marriage and Relationship Problems
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Parenting Training
Do You Work with Private Healthcare Insurers for CBT?
In addition to taking clients privately on a self-funded basis, we also take referrals from several leading private healthcare insurers, including AXA PPP healthcare; Aviva; and Vitality Health. Please contact your insurer directly if you would like to be referred through them.
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