Dr Michael Townend

Dr Michael Townend

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 30013979


  • Fee assured
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Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness based CBT

About me

Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapy is most effective when the therapist and client work together as a team by collaborating together to achieve goals that the client want to work towards. This means that the therapist shows a commitment to identify goals with the client, answers the client's questions, gives feedback, demonstrates enthusiasm and professionalism, treat the client with respect and dignity, and works to create a real experience of optimism, hope, and knowledge to every session in order to promote recovery.

Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy needs the client is willing to be an active participant – for example, by doing his or her best to try the homework assignments between sessions, and understands that good therapy and change are not always a comfortable experience – though usually very beneficial and rewarding.

I want my clients to find ways to create a more fulfilling life for themselves, and I want this to happen as soon as reasonably possible. I want to earn the confidence of my clients, but more importantly I want to show them how they can have confidence in themselves by changing the way that they think or behave. I want therapy to be a positive learning experience for my clients.

In my view cognitive behavioural psychotherapy is an excellent set of methods to achieve these ends. I greatly enjoy my work. Being a psychotherapist means that I experience the privilege of joining and working with people to overcome their problems even if just for a brief period of time – on their journey towards coping and then recovery.

Areas of interest

Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; General Mental Health; Eating disorders; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Depression; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Sleep Problems; Phobias; Generalised Anxiety, Health anxiety and Relationship difficulties.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management

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Procedures completed

  • AA387

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

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