Liz Saunders

I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a registered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). For more information, please see their websites.

I aim to provide a high­ quality service offering professional, comfortable and confidential Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

What is CBT?
We can all experience difficult times in our lives that we may require help and support with.

CBT is a form of psychological talking therapy, recommended by the NICE Guidelines, which aims to help people of all ages manage emotional, physical and mental health difficulties:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addictions
  • Health Anxiety
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Post­Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress and Worry

How Can CBT Help Me?

When we experience distress we can often have negative feelings and thoughts (cognitions) which can influence how we might behave or deal with a certain situation (behaviours). We can often find ourselves in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and behaviours that can be hard to break. CBT works on a ‘here and now’ basis, exploring your current difficulties and give you effective coping strategies to make changes in your life and move forward. Self help between sessions is also an important part of treatment, allowing you to put the strategies into practice in real ­life situations, for maximum progress and success.

Qualifications & Experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology, PgDip in CBT

I have 16 years experience working in the fields of both mental health and addictions, providing structured evidence ­based psychological treatment. Most recently for the last 6 years, I have worked as a CBT Therapist within NHS Primary Care Mental Health, providing both 1:1 and group sessions of psychological therapy. I also undertake private practice work for The Priory and I have a specialist interest in working with drug and alcohol addictions.

During my career I have worked in a variety of settings, such as NHS Mental Health, Private Sector, Community Drug & Alcohol Teams, Prison Service, Probation, Courts and Youth Justice. I have experience of working with all age ranges, from young people to older adults.

Session fees for self-funding patients are as follows:

Initial Telephone Consultation (15-30 mins) – FREE
Sometimes people are unsure whether CBT would be the right treatment for their needs. Therefore if you wish to have a brief discussion before booking an appointment, please call for a free no-obligation chat.

Initial CBT Assessment (60 minutes) – £75
This involves undertaking a full assessment of your current difficulties, including completion of a brief questionnaire, to discuss an appropriate way forward with treatment.

Ongoing CBT Treatment Sessions (50 minutes) – £70
The sessions involve structured CBT treatment using cognitive and behavioural techniques and coping strategies.

Health Insurance
I am an approved provider of CBT treatment for a number of health insurance providers, such as Bupa, AXA PPP and Nuffield Health. Should you wish to use your health insurance to pay for treatment, please contact your insurance provider for the appropriate authorisation of sessions prior to any appointment booking.

For more information, to make an enquiry or to book an appointment, please visit or contact the Wishing Well.

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