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CBT - Making Changes is a service which provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to individuals experiencing a wide range of problems, which are impacting upon their day to day lives.

CBT is evidence-based pcyshological interventions, which is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The aim of CBT - Making Changes is to provide High Intensity CBT to allow individuals to move forward from problems which are severely impacting upon their lifestyles.


What is CBT?

CBT is a 'talking therapy', whereby a therapist helps the individual to identify and challenge how their thoughts and behaviours can influence the way they feel during times of distress.

A CBT Therapist works alongside the individual, helping them to identify how their unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns influence their problems.  By doing so, the individual can then recognise the maintainence cycle and challenge both their thinking and behavioural patterns, resulting in a major improvement of how the individual feels and lives.

CBT offers a wide range of therapies, based on concepts derived from psychological models of human emotion and behaviour.

CBT is an effective psychological treatment for the following problems:

- Social Anxiety Disorder

- Health Anxiety Disorder

- Generalised Anxiety Disorder

- Panic Disorder

- Agoraphobia - with or without panic

- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

- Depression

- Specific Phobias

- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

- Habit Disorders


Experience & Qualifications

CBT - Making Changes was established by Karl Woolley, who originally trained as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), working for Cheshire & Wirral NHS Foundation Trust.  He then joined the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service, and qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

Karl continues to work within the NHS and also the private sector, as a High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.   He is an experienced therapist, who is a member and accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), who are the lead organisation for CBT in the UK.


- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (University of Chester).

- Clinical Supervision for Supervisors - Level 3 Certificate (University of Chester).

- Psychosocial Interventions - Level 3 Certificate (University of Chester).

- Diploma of Higher Education - Registered Mental Health Nurse (Staffordshire University).



CBT - Making Changes can be contacted via Email and Telephone

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- Telephone - 07984182195

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CBT - Making changes is a recognised provider of psychological therapies for AXA.


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