Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in Hampstead

for adults, young adults and children

Welcome to

Hampstead CBT

Where real change comes from within

Hampstead CBT is a friendly, down to earth evidence based talking therapies service based in the heart of Hampstead.

This means we are trained in effective approaches to dealing with a range of real life difficulties from within the field of psychology and have been applying these to NHS settings, diverse populations and professional settings across London since 2008. If you have a concern that you’d like to address in a confidential, discreet and non- judgemental space, then you’ve come to the right place. Our approach is one that supports the change you want to create in your personal life and career.

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What is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and how can it help?

People often get confused by the terms therapy, counselling, psychotherapy, psychological therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a highly effective approach to change that's solution focused, practical and geared towards achieving specific goals chosen by you. These are very individual and wide ranging, specific to your particular life circumstances and challenges you may feel are holding you back.

Whatever your difficulties, we can offer an individual assessment to help identify key challenges and outcomes you hope to achieve at the first instance, followed by a uniquely tailored treatment programme to support your personal growth journey, or otherwise refer you to a relevant specialist practitioner or organisation.

Speak in Confidence

Therapy takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

A problem shared...

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Therapy gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better, healthier new choices

Working together we can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.

What issues can cognitive behavioural therapy help with?

People come to us for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through therapy:

Feelings of stress


Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress



Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Our Approach

Our process is collaborative, solution focused and led by the priorities you identify. We start with some exploratory work to better understand the origins of present day difficulties and how they developed, as well as what’s keeping them going right now. For some people, a detailed assessment and formulation may be enough to give you the boost that you need to start making changes. However, many people find it helpful to have an experienced clinician guide them through a reflective learning process whereby you can start taking concrete steps towards achieving your goals.

Sessions are usually weekly, or they can be twice weekly. We like to offer flexibility since no two people or their dilemmas are the same. Sometimes longer sessions can be beneficial for specific types of issues, or may just suit your personality type or communication style better. This can be discussed and agreed subject to availability of your therapist. To book an initial consultation online, please get in touch. Outdoor walking sessions are also available on Hampstead Heath.

Unlocking Potential: Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy for Your Child

At Hampstead CBT, we understand the importance of nurturing a child's mental well-being. We specialise in providing effective Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) tailored to children and young people, aiming to empower them to navigate life's challenges confidently.

Why Choose Us?

1 - Expertise

With 16 years of experience, an NHS background and professional BABCP accreditation, our therapist brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to guide your child’s emotional growth. We prioritise creating a safe, supportive environment for your child to flourish.

2 - Tailored Approach

Our therapy sessions are personalised, focusing on your child's unique needs, age and developmental stage, whether it's managing anxiety, improving social skills, or enhancing emotional regulation.

3 - Proven Methods

We utilise evidence-based CBT techniques proven to foster positive behavioural changes and empower children to develop healthy coping mechanisms.

4 - Life- Skills, Not Quick Fixes

It’s more than therapy, it’s skill- building: We focus on equipping children with practical skills to manage their emotions, solve problems, and build resilience.

5 - Realistic Progress

Recognising that every child's journey is distinct, our focus is on an unfolding process rather than specific timelines. Each positive step becomes a building block for lasting, meaningful change.

6 - Collaboration

We understand the importance of involving parents in the therapeutic process. We offer guidance and strategies to implement at home, ensuring continuity between sessions.

What We Offer

Anxiety Management: Equip your child with practical tools to manage stress and anxiety effectively.

Behavioural Improvement: Address challenging behaviours through practical strategies and shaping behaviour through building positive habits.

Emotional Regulation: Assist in developing emotional awareness, expression, and control.

Social Skills Development: Foster confidence and social competence in various environments.

Parental Guidance: Support and empower parents with effective tools to assist their child's progress outside therapy.

Our Commitment:

We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and supportive environment for your child's growth. Our goal is to help them build resilience, confidence, and a positive mindset to navigate life's complexities successfully.

Your Child’s Wellbeing is an investment:

Choosing CBT is an investment in your child’s future. While we don’t outline a specific duration, we encourage a commitment to weekly sessions. Understand that this is a nuanced, holistic, and individual process that evolves over time. The benefits will become apparent as your child grows emotionally and socially.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how CBT works, or to arrange a brief free initial consultation.

This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and how we can help.

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