Mrs Irene Gould

Mrs Irene Gould

Irene Gould

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 30049428

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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma focused CBT


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

About me

My core therapy is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I am also qualified in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression. I am accredited with BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and IPT UK (Interpersonal Therapy UK). I also supervise Cognitive Behavioural therapists.

I have over 15 years experience working in mental health services in the NHS. My first role was a support worker with people who were in hospital with severe and enduring mental health conditions. My extensive experience in talking therapies has been specializing in working with adults who are experiencing the range of anxiety and depressive disorders.

I am committed to my work as a psychological therapist and work hard to hone my skills and provide the best support for individuals.
I am respectful and professional at all times and I aim to build a trusting working relationship so that people are able to tackle the most important issues which are key to their recovery.
People I work with often comment that they feel able to share and that they gain insight into their difficulties through the therapy.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short-term talking therapy, focusing on the daily experience of emotional difficulties. By understanding how unelpful thoughts (or cognitions) and behaviours create emotional difficulties, the patient and therapist can start to break the cycle and see progress towards better wellbeing. You will learn techniques to help in your every day life.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression (IPT) focuses on the link between relationship difficulties and depression. Relationships are important for wellbeing and good mental health but depression often isolates people and can damage relationships. Where people have struggled long-term with relationships or feel stuck with a relationship issue, IPT can also help.

Areas of interest

I work with adults aged 17 and over. Specific psychological conditions and presenting problems: Anger;
Body dysmorphic disorder; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or worry; Depression; Health Anxiety; Low self-esteem; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Panic disorder; Perfectionism; Phobias (e.g. spider, heights, vomit); Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; Self-harm; Social anxiety/phobia; people with additional needs such as physical disabilities, communication difficulties and neuro-divergence; Long-term health conditions.

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  • AA387

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (5-50)

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