am a fully accredited member of The British Association for Behavioural and
Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have worked in many different areas of
Health Care over the last 13 years; however I currently work for the NHS
delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within a Primary Care setting. I
have extensive clinical experience treating a variety of commonly diagnosed
MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (2017)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (2014)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (2010)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Donna Cooper
Days and times to be arranged. Please contact Donna HERE.
a dedicated CBT therapist I pride myself in providing clients’ with a
supportive therapeutic space from which they can explore and overcome their
difficulties. Throughout the sessions I aim to ensure the therapy offered is
centred around the client’s needs. Emphasis is placed upon working together in
order to devise a tailored treatment plan specific to your needs and desired
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores your experience of a psychological problem, whilst
enabling you to develop coping strategies in order to reduce the associated
as a talking therapy, CBT works on challenging the way you think (cognitions)
and changing problematic behaviours in order to provide you with a sense of
control over your emotional distress. CBT offers a supportive environment
during which you will work collaboratively with the therapist to achieve your
individual goals, and enhance your sense of emotional and mental wellbeing.
CBT has a
scientific underpinning providing evidence to demonstrate the efficiency of its
application towards alleviating symptoms of emotional distress.
What to expect.
Typically, CBT sessions will last 60 minutes, however in some cases an extended
session may be required. This would be discussed and agreed in advance.
Assessment: During this stage your understanding of your current difficulties
will be explored, with attention paid to the onset, the development and the
maintenance of the problem. If CBT is deemed appropriate we will discuss the
number and frequency of sessions.
We will be explore your desired treatment goals, in order to help identify the
specific techniques that will be used throughout your individualised treatment
plan. During each treatment session you will learn specific strategies and
techniques that target your symptoms.
prevention: Relapse prevention is a way of preventing or minimising the impact
of a setback. When you feel you have made significant improvements, a
‘maintaining progress plan’ will be discussed in order to enhance your ability
to maintain progress independently in the future.
Please feel free to
get in contact with me as I am happy to answer any questions to help you decide
whether CBT will be beneficial for you.