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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short term therapy helping you identify and move past issues that are creating difficulties for you.

Why CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) is a short term therapy usualy lasting between 6 - 20 sessions depending on the severity of the problem. The work focuses on the here and now as opposed to spending time talking about past problems/difficulties/experiences. It is important that we look at what you may have learned from these events in order not to repeat old behavioural patterns and thinking.

You are encouraged to identify both short and long-term goals that you would like to achieve. We talk about how you think about yourself, other people and the world. We also discuss how your negative thoughts and feelings are preventing you from experiencing a more fulfilling and positive lifestyle.

How CBT helps


CBT Therapist, Cheltenham, Patrica Adams

Hello! I’m Patrica Adams.

My comprehensive training in counselling and psychotherapy was carried out over a 6 year period: Royal Forest of Dean College attaining Certificates in Therapeutic Counselling, Advanced Therapeutic Counselling, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Further training was at the University of Wales attaining Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have a diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

I have worked out of The Cheltenham Clinic of Acupuncture and Chiropractic for almost 20 years.

I am an accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their Code of Ethics & Practice, which means I have to maintain regular supervision in order to ensure the highest standards of good practice with my clients. I am also a member of the British Association for Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP), as well as a registered Member of UKRCP.

What to expect

We will identify the main issues that are creating difficulties for you and agree a treatment plan which will assist you in dealing more competently with your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behavioural pattern.

You are encouraged to be pro-active with your weekly learning and to identify where you can apply these newly acquires skills, putting them into practice between the sessions.

We will work closely together in a safe and confidential environment, which enables you to develop these skills and techniques. You will gradually find that you feel more positive and able to handle previously difficult situations more effectively.

You will not be judged and I provide a safe haven where you can explore emotions and behaviours that you would like to adjust.

Clients usually contract for six sessions of 50 minutes which are initially held on a weekly basis. Thereafter we review your progress and negotiate the frequency of appointments according to individual requirements to assist you in moving towards a more positive and fulfilling way of life.


Clients usually contract for six sessions of 50 minutes which are initially held on a weekly basis. Thereafter, we review your progress and negotiate the frequency of appointments according to individual requirements.


Preferable face-to-face meeting at the Cheltenham Clinic of Acupuncture & Chiropractic, Cheltenham.

Remote Video Sessions

Due to the current Corona virus situation and social distancing I am able to offer remote video sessions.

Couples Counselling

Whether your relationship is stuck or you are finding it hard to communicate, talking through can help.

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07887 542591
01242 241933

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Cheltenham Clinic of Acupuncture & Chiropractic
199 Bath Road, Cheltenham
GL53 7LZ