Clare DeatkerCognitive behaviour therapy psychotherapist
I am fully accredited Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Guildford, Surrey. CBT is an evidence-based therapy recommended by NICE that has proved to be very effective in treating a range of emotional and behavioural challenges that we all encounter at some point during our lives.
Emotional problems, including anxiety and depression, can manifest themselves in many ways both cognitive and behavioural and CBT has proved to be an effective and practical short-term intervention to assist in the long-term management of the common daily stressors in life together with panic attacks, phobias, OCD, insomnia, public speaking, chronic pain conditions, social anxiety, exam stress, perfectionism, procrastination, low self-esteem and IBS amongst many others.
It may be that you have been struggling with a particular emotional issue for some time and have not yet found a healthy, rational way of managing it. CBT is a talking therapy that is collaborative, structured and short term, aiming to help you gain greater self-awareness of the way you think and the beliefs you have been holding about this particular issue.
My aim is to help them to understand your emotional and behavioural challenges more clearly and rationally and to learn life-long healthy and more helpful patterns of thinking together with skills and techniques to manage them more effectively and to set realistic goals for yourself both in your work, your relationships with others and how you view yourself.
With clients, I am able to draw upon a variety of CBT methods including Cognitive Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) and more recent CBT developments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in addition to Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy. This ensures that I can tailor the therapy specifically for you.
I will offer you a confidential, supportive, safe and non-judgmental space in which to work collaboratively with me on the specific issues that have brought you to therapy.
Please call or email me for a brief confidential chat about your current challenges so that we can discuss whether CBT might be the appropriate therapy for you at this stage and that could help you to move you forward.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Adults (18 plus)
Face to face therapy session (50 mins) at The Eaves Counselling and Psychology Practice in Godalming, Surrey - £65.00
online (50 mins) - £65.00
I offer a sliding scale of reduced fees dependent on individual circumstances.
Thee number of therapy sessions required will depend upon the complexity and severity of your problems, The average number of sessions required to experience real change is between 8 - 12 sessions.
Training and qualifications
CBT and Mindfulness qualifications
2021/22: Advanced Diploma in Integrative CBT/REBT – College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies - Distinction
2020/21: Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT - College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies – Distinction.
2019/20: Diploma in CBT/REBT College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies - Distinction .
2019: Certificate in Counselling Skills and Ethics course College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies .
2020: Teacher training (MBSR/MBCT) Level 1 Mindfulness Network/Bangor University.
2019/20: Level 4 Certificate "Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion in Professional practice." (CPCAB).
Accredited CBT therapist for Anxiety UK - 2019 - present
CBT therapist with NHS G.P. practice – London - 2019 - 2022
Academic and professional background
1995 – 2006 – Associate solicitor at Theodore Goddard, Allen & Overy and Smyth Barkham.
1993-1995 - Law Degree (Commendation) - University of The West of England.
1985 -1988 - MA Geography - Cambridge University