WELCOME TO CBT MINDS
- ANGHARAD STOODLEY DE CARVALHO -
Looking for a psychological therapist can seem daunting.
What does this mean about me?
Who do I to trust?
How does it all work?
Sometimes our fear of seeking psychological therapy is the greatest barrier to getting the support we need.
If you are worried about any of these sorts of things (totally normal by the way!) or you just want to get started, I would love to hear from you! We can think together about what may be most helpful to you right now.
"BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD"
I am a qualified Psychological Therapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a member of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing UK & Ireland (EMDR UK & Ireland). I have worked for the NHS as a Primary Care Psychotherapist (CBT and EMDR) for over 10 years and am a Clinical Supervisor as well as a trainer to GPs and other Health Professionals in the use of CBT techniques within their practice. I also provide workshops to the general public on stress management. I have full indemnity insurance and engage with regular clinical supervision.
STOODLEY DE CARVALHO
HOW CAN I HELP?
I work with adults (18+) supporting in the treatment, and /or effective management of a variety of difficulties.
DIFFICULTIES I HELP WITH
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
(COMPLEX AND SINGLE INCIDENT TRAUMA)
LOW SELF ESTEEM
PANIC AND ANXIETY
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER (BDD)
GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)
TRICHOTILLOMANIA AND OTHER IMPULSE CONTROL DIFFICULTIES
POST NATAL DEPRESSION
"Asking for help isn't giving up...It's refusing to give up" (Charles Mackesy)
WHAT IS CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced-based psychological intervention. NICE Guidelines encourage CBT as a first line intervention for many of the primary mental health difficulties such as depression and the anxiety disorders and there is a large body of evidence supporting its efficacy in these areas. CBT works to identify the connections between our thoughts, our emotions, our feelings and our behaviours. CBT looks at the interpretations we make about people, places, situations, ourselves based on our personalities, our experiences, our genetic predisposition. CBT helps us to identify the meanings we attribute to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and those of others. CBT works cognitively and behaviourally to help identify what is contracting our lives, what we could be doing and how we could be thinking differently to live the life we often only look at from afar.
WHAT IS EMDR?
NICE Guidelines recommend Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It may also be used successfully to treat other mood disorders. EMDR is a psychotherapy that helps the individual to process memories that remain unprocessed causing the sufferer to experience unpleasant and often distressing or disturbing symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares and changes in our mood.
My treatment uses CBT and EMDR treatment protocols interweaving tools from integrative psychotherapy skills and compassion focused therapy. I am happy to discuss both these treatment options with you, following our assessment and support you towards deciding which treatment may be right for you.
‘As a therapist you have a special gift in the way you deal, treat and associate with your clients. You have changed me and my life and for that I will be eternally grateful’.
‘The biggest thing out of everything is talking to someone. It’s amazing. Talking to someone gets it out of you – when you talk about things it comes out of you and it’s on the table and you can look at it differently. It’s been lovely having a caring person like yourself to talk about things that you would never talk to people you know about’.
‘Thank you for all the help, support and guidance you have given me – I feel like a totally different person’.
‘Many thanks for your support, ‘ear’ and remembering the little things’.
‘You were a calming and understanding influence who has helped me believe in myself’.
‘I found it really an amazing experience working with you … we had a real understanding together’.
‘You have helped me so much – you have been a huge part of giving me the tools and the strength to do this journey. You have taught me so much about myself and helped me to start finding my feet again – You have become like my guardian angel battling this dark demon inside me. I will never forget what you have done for me’.
‘Thank you for all of your help and guidance. I am really grateful for your help when I lost my way a little off my journey in life. The things that I have learnt will help me throughout my life’.
‘Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for everything. I still picture your face and the compassion which shines in you. You really inspired me to be well, not again, but for the first time’.
'Most importantly, thank you for your time, patience, assistance, care and genuine interest in helping me’.
‘Thank you for helping me to see the way out of the dark clouds into the sunshine’.
£70 per 60 minute session
£100 per 90 minute session
Video and Telephone fees only. Face to face appointments can be confirmed at a separate rate.
LET'S MAKE THE CHANGE!
If you have any questions or you are unsure about whether to seek therapy, or if you simply want to find out more about the process, please contact me for a free informal chat. You can leave me a voicemail or send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
If you feel that you may be at risk of harm to yourself or another, please contact your GP, call 111 or go to your nearest emergency room. You may also contact the Samaritans on their free 24-hour helpline 116 123 or go to http://www.samaritans.org
Angharad Stoodley de Carvalho MA, MBACP (Accred.), MBABCP (Accred.), MEMDR - UK & Ireland
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Integrative Psychotherapist, EMDR Psychotherapist
Windsor (Berkshire, England)
T: 07541 495 645
Due to COVID I am currently working with clients exclusively using Video or Telephone. Hopeful to be back in the office Winter 2021/Spring 2022.
VIRESCIT VULNERE VIRTUS:
Courage emerges from a wound.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
― Barack Obama
WE OFTEN WAIT FOR KINDNESS. BUT BEING KIND TO YOURSELF CAN START NOW.
- Charlie Mackesy