BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Helping Anyone Who Struggles With Life’s Challenges

About Me

I am a BABCP accredited psychotherapist; having completed the BABCP accredited Post Graduate Diploma.

What Is CBT

CBT is a talking therapy which is clinically proven to help treat a wide range of emotional difficulties.

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You can be assured of being treated with respect & as an equal, without judgement or stigma and with warmth.

Are you struggling with an emotional difficulty?

Hello, my name is Caroline Lacey and I’m a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Thank you for visiting my webpage today, which could be the first step you’ve taken in seeking help and support for the difficulty you are experiencing. I hope the site provides the information you need and I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact me for an appointment to begin your journey to feeling better

Treated With Respect

You can be assured of being treated with respect and as an equal, without judgement or stigma and with warmth, understanding and empathy. I will work openly and honestly with you and will encourage you to be the same with me.

Motivational Interviewing

I recognise change is not easy, therefore, CBT may also include motivational interviewing and behaviour change skills, tools and techniques to help you explore barriers to change and how these may be overcome.

About Me

I am a BABCP (British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists) accredited and fully qualified psychotherapist; having completed the BABCP accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Adult CBT at the University of Derby.

I have also undergone training at the Manchester Centre for CBT and within an NHS Psychological Services Team.

Before becoming a self-employed therapist, I worked for over 11 years for the NHS in an award winning public health weight management team. Latterly, I specialised in providing psychological weight loss support to morbidly obese patients undertaking lifestyle change behaviours.

Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of people who have benefited from using my CBT skills, tools and techniques. They have gone on to lead happier and healthier lives both physically and mentally.

BABCP Accredited Therapist

When accessing therapy, it is often reassuring to know that your therapist is working to high standards of practice in their profession. Being a BABCP accredited therapist demonstrates that I have achieved their high standards for training, knowledge and clinical practice in this field, and that I uphold their codes of professional conduct and ethical practice.

In addition, I receive monthly clinical supervision with a fellow BABCP Accredited Therapist, and undertake regular on-going professional development training.

I have always lived in the Telford area, am married with a family and two cats and enjoy reading, creative arts and the outdoors.

What Is CBT

We are disturbed not by things, but by the view which we take of them” Epictetus 55-135 AD.

CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy which is clinically proven to help treat a wide range of emotional difficulties. It looks at how our thoughts affect our feelings and influence our behaviours. For example, imagine you are on a diet and have eaten something you did not plan to.

We can see how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked and how sometimes the ways we think and act are not helpful to us, and actually keep our problems going. Of course your difficulty may not be about weight loss, and I’ve just used this as an example. But whatever the issue you would like to work on, we would still look at the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours; it’s just the content will be different and personal to you.

Take that first step in seeking help and support today!

Take that first step in seeking help and support today!

Clinic in Donnington, Telford on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday daytimes and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

I can provide support for a range of needs, including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety (specific or generalised worries and nerves)

  • Specific phobias

  • Panic

  • Agoraphobia

  • Compulsive disorder

  • Unwanted nervous habits (skin picking, nail biting, hair pulling)

  • Perfectionism

  • Stress

  • Pain management

  • Low self-confidence/esteem

  • Trauma (PTSD)

  • Weight loss (overweight and very overweight)

  • Comfort eating/overeating

  • Insomnia

  • Lack of motivation (procrastination)

  • Social/performance anxiety

I will not tell you how to think, feel or act. Instead, you and I will work alongside one another to help change the thoughts and/or behaviours that are causing you the most difficulties, so you can begin to feel better. I will listen carefully to your problem/s and goal/s and provide a tailored treatment plan which I will support you with over subsequent appointments.

My practice is integrative, and as such, I provide treatments using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.

CBT isn’t a quick fix though, or a magic cure. It’s problem-focused, practical and structured, but relatively short term, perhaps between 6-16 sessions depending on what you want to work on. It will require you to attend for hourly appointments once per week and commit to agreed between-session tasks and skill practice. But, CBT really works. And it’s an investment because once you’ve learnt the feel better tools and techniques I’ll show you, you’ve got them for life. This means you can be your own Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, continue to feel better and prevent relapse.

CBT is the psychological treatment of choice recommended for a variety of mental health problems by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Clinics & Further Reading

Clinic venues:

Athena House, Wellington Road, Donnington, TF2 8AJ.

Client Testimonials

“Having just successfully completed my CBT programme with Caroline, I can’t thank her enough for helping me get my life back to where I want it to be. I can now start living again and in complete control of my OCD.”

“I approached Caroline at Feel Better CBT to rebuild my self-esteem. She was fantastic and helped me to understand that just because I think something about myself, it doesn’t mean it’s actually true. At every step of my journey, Caroline was supportive, understanding and professional and I felt very comfortable working alongside her. The work I have done with her has had a dramatic impact on my opinion of myself. I am still using the tools that she introduced me to and without question, I do now feel much happier. I found the experience eye-opening and constructive and I would definitely recommend Feel Better CBT to people who are looking to actively participate in solving whatever issue they may be experiencing.”

“I went to Caroline for help with an unusual phobia that I’ve had for over five years. I was amazed that what I thought was an untreatable fear could be conquered in just over one month. It’s a huge burden off my life.”

“Thank you Caroline for putting me on the right path out of depression.”

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