BABCP Accredited & MBACP Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

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Shirley Heckles CBT

My approach

In my approach to therapy I combine my knowledge of CBT with the expertise the client has about their own presenting problems.

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About me

I am an empathetic therapist who works with her clients in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.

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Questions you may have

What is CBT? What happens during a session? How long does a session last? Find out on my FAQs page.

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Book an appointment

To book an appointment or for information about whether CBT can help you, please get in touch.

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How can I help?

Talking about things and trying to make sense of them.

There can be times when life just becomes really hard work. It could be that something unexpected happens. Or it could be something has been going on for some time and has finally become too much to cope with.

Either way, we can no longer think straight. Unhelpful thoughts...low self-esteem...we may be disappointed in ourselves because we can’t meet our own standards. Many of us have endless 'to-do' lists that we torment ourselves with.

Talking things over confidentially can help put events in order, help us to take a step back and examine issues from a slightly different perspective.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can help us see how thoughts, emotions, behaviour and body sensations are all linked. By understanding and challenging ourselves, we can adapt, and make our lives easier and more enjoyable.

Issues I work with:

  • anger
  • assertiveness & confidence
  • bipolar disorder
  • body image
  • bereavement & loss
  • depression & low mood
  • disassociation
  • health anxiety
  • low self-esteem
  • OCD
  • panic
  • PTSD
  • perfectionism
  • post-natal depression
  • relationships
  • social anxiety
  • specific phobias e.g. spiders
  • stress
  • workplace problems
  • worry
Shirley Heckles CBT

The Clinic

Research suggests that a calm, clean and safe space in which to work therapeutically is indicated favourably when assessing the success of treatment.

My dedicated room is designed with these principles in mind. The space is private and peaceful, while being naturally light and airy, promoting tranquillity and stillness.

I can’t begin to thank Shirley enough for helping me take my power back. We worked together for such a short time, but in that time, she worked really hard to understand me and then to help me understand what was going on. Every now and then in life, I believe we meet pivotal people; for me, Shirley has been one of these people. CW - Oxford

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists BACP Registered Member