Mr Luke Stableford

Mr Luke Stableford

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 30049131

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Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Trauma focused CBT


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

About me

Hello, my name is Luke and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited by the BABCP. I have been working as a therapist for 10 years, initially in the NHS and now in private practice.

My work focuses on anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. I am especially interested in the interactions between relationships, mental and physical health.

My primary training is in Cognitive Therapy and I have a special interest, having done substantial additional training, in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

I believe that each client is an individual with their own expertise in their lives. We work as a team to understand your difficulties and co-create a bespoke treatment plan. This means using a combination of NICE recommended evidence based models AND trauma informed individualised and relational interventions.

I work according to what the evidence base shows is the most effective treatment approach to ensure the best outcomes for you. I monitor the effectiveness of therapy throughout and adapt as necessary.

I use evidence based models where they are effective and fit your experience. I trained and practiced for 8 years within the NHS and am well versed in NICE guidelines evidence based practice using disorder specific models and protocols and routinely collecting and monitoring outcome data.

I individualise therapy to meet your unique needs therefore I integrate the models in which I am trained to provide a flexible and adaptive experience.

I am trauma informed and have extensive experience of working with trauma - both as part of my own healing journey and with many clients.

I am a strong advocate for relationships being a very important factor in the development and maintenance of mental health issues, and that building healthy relationships is vital for long term wellbeing.

I use the power of the therapeutic relationship to heal relational wounds and greatly deepen the effectiveness of therapy. I am trained in and practice Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (a relationship behavioural therapy).

I am trained in and personally practice conscious relating practices (ie Non-violent Communication, Authentic Relating) and I draw upon this in my work coaching clients to develop more effective communication skills to get what they need out of relationships.

I am passionate about my own personal development and healing journey. I believe that we all have a healing journey and mental wellbeing is a lifelong practice. Life is precious, short, and full of suffering, and the more we heal the more we will get out of life.

Everything that I offer to clients has been extensively road tested by me. I find it a virtuous cycle - the more I heal and grow myself the more I am able to help clients AND the more I help my clients the more I grow.

Areas of interest

Adolescents, adults, older adults; Depression; Anxiety; stress; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), low mood; health anxiety; Illness Anxiety disorder; Somatic Symptoms Disorder; low self esteem; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); trauma; relationship issues; sexual issues; couples therapy; Emetophobia (sickness phobia, vomit phobia); Blood-Injection-Injury (BII) phobia; Panic Disorder; Body Dysmorphic Disorder (body image issues, body dysmorphia); Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder); Habit Disorders; Specific Phobia; work-related stress; Insomnia; sexual abuse; Long Term Health Conditions; Chronic Fatigue; Fibromyalgia; Chronic Pain; childhood trauma; relationship breakdown

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
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Procedures completed

  • AA387

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

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