Welcome to Dumfries and Galloway CBT and Psychological Therapies Service


What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is an evidenced based approach to psychological and physical health problems.It is recommended in the NICE guidelines (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) for psychological and physical health problems.

You will work together with your psychotherapist on the issues that are causing you distress. This will be a collaborative approach working on past and present events and factors exploring ways you feel and think and discussing things you may wish to change.

The approach generally focuses on situations in the present, but will also draw on the past and past experiences where these are relevant to the current problem.
The main goal of CBT is to help individuals, families or couples develop knowledge, understanding and coping strategies to bring about changes in behaviour and thinking, in order to alleviate symptoms and enable people to address and manage problems and issues.

Issues we work with

We can help with and deliver psychotherapy for:

  • Depression/low mood
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief / Bereavement problems
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • CFS / ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Personality Issues
  • Trauma / Abuse related symptoms
  • Health Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Other physical health issues

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety are very common symptoms of psychological distress with one in four people feeling anxious or depressed at some time in their lives.

People may feel low in mood, and often also ashamed of how they feel, and may think that they are not coping.

This may lead to a reduction or even stopping doing some everyday pleasurable, necessary, and routine activities, and may lead to thinking in a more negative and unhelpful way about ourselves, others, and the future.

Sometimes when stressful things happen it can place extra demands and can lead to many of the problems as mentioned above.

If you feel you would benefit from our services then please do not hesitate to contact me directly to discuss this further. A full breakdown 
    of cost at a competitive and realistic price will be provided prior to treatment commencing.
We Offer CBT Therapy in an area covering Dumfries and Galloway and are located 2.2 miles from Johnstonebridge just off the B7076 besides the A74m. We are well located for access with the following distances
        for travel examples: 6.8 miles from Lockerbie, 7.3 miles from Lochmaben, 11 miles from Moffat, 12.8 miles miles from Ecclefechan and 15.4 miles from Dumfries.