Guiding Minds. Changing Lives.

Guiding Minds Therapy is a private therapy service based in Chelmsford, Essex which offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to adults, adolescents and older children (age 9+) and therapeutic play sessions to children aged 4-8 years.

Open in Tier 4

Video CBT for adults and teenagers. Face to face available for young children-insurance approved.

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CBT is a talking therapy which helps you to overcome your emotional difficulties, by changing the way you think and behave. It has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional conditions in adults, adolescents and children.

It is recommended as the first-line treatment for depression and anxiety disorders by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), due to its extensive evidence base.

Guiding Minds Therapy is one of the only local services to offer accredited CBT to children, as well as adults; meaning we can give people of all ages access to professional, high quality psychological interventions.

For very young children (ages 4-8) we have a specialist therapeutic play service available, where PTUK accredited therapeutic play skills are combined with CBT techniques.

If you would like to find out more please get in touch or book a free consultation or assessment via the contact form.

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CBT For Adults

Increasing your awareness of thoughts, feelings and behaviours can help you to achieve your life goals and can help you to manage situations, work and relationships more effectively.

CBT For Adolescents and Older Children

CBT tailored for younger people, can help children and teens with a wide range of problems.

Therapeutic Play with CBT for Younger Children

Play Therapy Practitioners use a variety of play and creative arts techniques to help individual children with mild to moderate social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.