Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Counselling

CBT is an evidence based psychological therapy primarily used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. It can also help to treat people with eating disorders and other mood disorders. It is the recommended treatment for anxiety, depression and PTSD according to the NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines.

CBT is based upon the idea that the way that we feel is affected by the way that we think and behave. CBT helps people to look at the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour and by working on these make positive changes in their lives.

CBT helps people to identify these thoughts and cycles and see where they can begin to break out of them.

CBT helps people to learn tools and techniques to manage anxiety symptoms alongside helping people to face their feared situations.

CBT helps people to develop strategies that they can begin to apply to everyday situations in their life and eventually become their own therapist.

Hazel Brygider

Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist. BSc Hons

I started my career and training in CBT and mental health in 2006 at the Priory Hospital Bristol, working both on the eating disorder unit and the acute mental health unit.

I joined the NHS in 2012 and have completed further training in CBT to become a fully accredited member of the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).

My current role consists of treating clients with PTSD and trauma, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, generalised anxiety and worry, panic, phobias, eating disorders, low self-esteem, depression and post-natal depression. 

I adhere to the codes and ethics of the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and I regularly attend training events to enhance my skills as a CBT therapist as part of my accreditation and ongoing professional development.

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