My name is Tom Anderson. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner. If you are considering seeking help for a psychological problem, which is impacting on your life then this site may be of interest to you. Many people find themselves struggling at certain times with sadness, distress, anxiety and uncertainty. When you find these feelings are continuing to trouble you then professional assistance could be worthwhile.
I offer a responsive service to people experiencing difficulties with:
Plus other significant life stresses, including those linked with work difficulties, loss and relationship issues.
Deciding to have therapy can take courage. I understand that anyone in this position needs to feel safe and respected. It is important that the client can trust and engage with the therapist from the outset. It would certainly be a priority for me to ensure that this was achieved so that therapy could be effective and rewarding.
I have spent the past 12 years actively using CBT to help many people I’ve worked with in Dorchester and Weymouth understand and manage their difficulties better. I work with adults and also younger people from 13 years onwards.
CBT is a talking therapy but differs from counselling in it's approach. The emphasis is on enabling change to unhelpful thinking and behaviours. These are frequently present at times of prolonged stress and low mood. CBT is proven to be effective in helping people to recover from depression and anxiety. I would be delighted to discuss this with you further and help you decide whether CBT can help you at this time.
MSc (Professional & Policy Studies / Community Health), BSc. hons (Psychological interventions for psychosis), PG dip (High Intensity CBT training), training in IPT (Interpersonal Therapy for depression), Registered Mental Health Nurse, Registered General Nurse, Community Mental Health Nursing Certificate.
I have completed training in EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) for trauma.
Since 2008 I worked as part of an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. Prior to this I had many years working within mental health services, including a period as a clinical team leader.