About Vicki Ritson

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Vicki Ritson is an experienced and certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She graduated from Glasgow University in 2009 with a Masters degree in Psychology and completed her certificate in CBT in 2010.

She has worked for a number of charitable organisations as well as the NHS. She is a member of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP) and adheres to their code of ethics and guidelines ensuring all clients receive a professional and confidential service.

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“My therapeutic approach is eclectic, in that I believe, there is no one therapy that fits all people, irrespective of their diagnosis / presenting problems. That said, I only provide psychotherapy that has a strong evidence-base in recognised mental health practice. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one such model; it is considered to be particularly effective in the management and alleviation of symptoms associated with a number of common difficulties including, depression and anxiety. This model forms the basis of my approach. I also use the following models, which are widely recognised to be effective in the treatment of more complex and enduring problems, be they personality-based, interpersonal and / or related to loss and bereavement:

– Schema Therapy
– Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
– Transactional Analysis
– Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
– Mentalization-Based Therapy
– Mindfulness Meditation

I am solution-focused with a problem solving approach. Clients are encouraged to take an active role in treatment with many keen to carry out agreed assignment tasks between sessions. CBT is recognised to be a short- to medium-term psychotherapy, meaning that progress is monitored throughout treatment, with the goal of effecting positive change in a shorter period of time than some other models.”

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 Qualifications;

– Masters degree in Psychology (University of Glasgow)

– Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP member)

– Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (accredited / registered practitioner with The General Hypnotherapy Register)

– Diploma in EMDR

– Certificate in NLP

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Vicki is insured to practice privately and regularly attends courses to develop her skills.

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