Miss Fern Durbridge

Miss Fern Durbridge

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 30028604

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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trauma focused CBT


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

My name is Fern, and I am a qualified and BABCP accredited Psychological Therapist with over 8 years experience delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within the NHS. I have experience working in the private sector for the Priory Group and within research in The Mood Disorders Centre at the University of Exeter.

CBT is the recommended treatment of choice for a range of psychological difficulties, offering a structured and proactive approach. It offers us the chance to reflect and explore the usefulness of age-old habits and make a choice to change them in order to alleviate emotional distress or lessen its impact.

Sessions begin with exploring your main concerns, then considering any contributing or maintaining factors. We will work together to develop a personalised treatment plan based upon our shared understanding and your therapy goals. There is a strong focus on home practice, and clients that engage both within and outside of the therapy session, experience better outcomes.

There is emerging support for alternative models, so alongside evidence-based CBT practice, I am able to incorporate principles of Compassion focused Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy into my approach, where appropriate.

How long?
CBT is effective as a short-term therapy, enabling us to gain self-awareness and learn how to modify unhelpful thoughts and habits. With this in mind, the end goal is to become your own therapist with the ability to transfer your new skills across situations, therefore no longer requiring my support. Although it will vary for each person, the average number of sessions is between 8-16.

Where and When?
I am currently offering appointments via Video Consultation weekday evenings.

Areas of interest

Depression; Anxiety; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Low Self-esteem; Appearance Concerns; Body Dysmorphic Disorder; Long-COVID; Functional Neurological Disorder/Medically Unexplained Symptoms, including IBS; Weight Loss

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Psychophysiological disorders
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Procedures completed

  • AA387

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (>50)

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