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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a talking therapy proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions by looking at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel.  The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT in the treatment of a range of disorders including:



Social anxiety 

Panic disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Bulimia Nervosa

Sleep disorders

Anger problems

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

How many sessions will I need?

The number of CBT sessions you need depends on the difficulties you are experiencing.  Often this will be between 5 and 15 weekly sessions.  It involves hard work during and between sessions. Specific goals will be agreed and there will be homework tasks (which are a compulsory element of therapy) to complete between sessions.

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Dr Laura Hulse

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I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.


I qualified as an RMN in 1999 and have been working with a wide variety of adult mental health issues since then, with a specialist interest in trauma, eating disorders, substance misuse and occupational health issues. 

I have trained in various psychotherapies including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Behavioural Family Therapy

  • Prolonged Exposure (trauma focussed CBT)

  • EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing)

My professional qualifications include:

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

  • BSc Nursing

  • Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (PgDip)

  • Doctorate of Nursing (DNurs)

I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, BABCP

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Fees for self-referrals as of 1st January 2023:

Each 50 minute online session costs £80.

If you have private healthcare, check with your provider if you are covered for Psychotherapy.  (I am a recognised psychotherapist for AXA-PPP, Bupa and PruHealth).  Please contact me to discuss these fees separately.


All information shared within our sessions will be confidential.  There may be exceptional circumstances where this confidentiality has to be breached (if you disclose you are putting yourself or somebody else at serious risk of harm), but you would be informed of this should it need to happen.

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If you would like to arrange an appointment or need any further information, please telephone me on 07889 233985. Or, if you prefer, you can contact me using the form. 

Please note, I only take referrals for patients over the age of 18.

If you are experiencing serious thoughts about taking your own life then please contact your GP, NHS24 (111), or telephone the Samaritans (08457 90 90 90), I am not able to respond to a crisis I am sorry.

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