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LLT talking therapy

Personalised therapy for you

Can therapy help me?

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Ever notice that knot in your stomach? Get hot and sweaty, and feel as though your heart is racing? Don't feel like you can take a full breath?



Do you avoid things? Ever feel like you'd live your life differently if you felt differently? Noticed any unhelpful patterns playing out time and time again?


Do you notice that your thoughts are often negative, focus on the worst case scenario, or take you away from the present?

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Do you believe other people find it easier to manage their emotions than you do?

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If you have felt any of the above then you are not alone. Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Therapeutic interventions are recommended in national guidelines and by worldwide health organisations as one of the recommended treatments of choice for many such disorders.


Learn more about the services I provide below, and let me know if you’d like more information about a specific therapeutic approach

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Couples Therapy for Depression

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Conflict resolution coaching & mediation

Clinical Supervision

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Helen Scott
(BSc Hons, MSc, PG Dip)

Me and my ethos

I am accredited with the BABCP, EABCT, EMDR UK, and EMDR Europe. This offers you some assurances around the quality of my training and practice as every year I am asked to provide information on my continuing professional development, knowledge of current research, and best practice in therapeutic treatment and supervision. 

I don't believe that any therapist can be your 'magic pill', but I do believe that with the right therapist and the right therapeutic approach, you have the ability to learn about your psychological patterns, process painful memories, and learn skills and techniques to help you move forward. 


I have been working in the psychological domain since 2006 with both children and adults. Working in various settings (with profound and multiple learning disabilities, offending behaviour, violence and anger, brain injury and neurological rehabilitation, and in primary and secondary mental health care, including IAPT and critical crisis care) I have gathered a breadth and depth of knowledge and practice-based evidence that helps me adapt therapy to the individual in front of me.

My therapeutic approach draws mainly on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 


As a scientist-practitioner I often begin therapy by explaining the biology that drives our emotions and physiological reactions. This will allow you to develop practical skills you can use to regain control over your emotions. We will then go on to draw upon a range of approaches to formulate and address individual difficulties.​

I can help you with:


Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Social Anxiety


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

Perinatal Depression and bonding difficulties (Moms and Dads)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder​

Low self-esteem


Life transitions

Sleep difficulties

Pain management

Relationship difficulties

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?
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How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a treatment option for people with mental illness. It is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. #CBT #CognitiveBehavioralTherapy #MentalHealth __ Follow and subscribe to Psych Hub:  Learning about mental health is crucial for us all to imagine a better future for everyone. Psych Hub's Mental Health Ally Certification learning hubs will help you become an important steward of your wellbeing and that of your loved ones. Start learning here: __ If you or your loved ones are in need of help, please consult the following list of hotlines: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline For anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. AVAILABILITY: 24/7/365 PHONE NUMBER: Primary line: 1-800-273-8255 Ayuda en Español: 1-888-628-9454 Video relay service: 800-273-8255 TTY: 800-799-4889 Voice/Caption Phone: 800-273-8255 ONLINE CHAT: WEBSITE: 211 Hotline For anyone experiencing a mental health crisis, mental health or substance use issues, or abuse and/or who needs help finding supplemental food programs, shelter/housing, utilities assistance, disaster relief, employment and education opportunities, affordable healthcare (including sliding scale services), or other social services. AVAILABILITY: 24/7/365 PHONE NUMBER: 2-1-1 (180+ languages) ONLINE CHAT: Varies by location (check website) WEBSITE: The Trevor Project Support Center For LGBTQ youth experiencing a mental health crisis. AVAILABILITY: 24/7/365 PHONE NUMBER: 1-866-488-7386 TEXT NUMBER: Text START to 678678 ONLINE CHAT: WEBSITE: Crisis Text Line For anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. AVAILABILITY: 24/7/365 TEXT NUMBER: US & Canada: Text HOME to 741741 UK: Text 85258 Ireland: Text 086 1800 280 WEBSITE: Veterans Crisis Line For Veterans and service members experiencing a mental health crisis. AVAILABILITY: 24/7/365 PHONE NUMBER: Primary line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) Support for deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889 TEXT NUMBER: Text 838255 ONLINE CHAT: WEBSITE: © 2021 Psych Hub, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
What is trauma? The author of “The Body Keeps the Score” explains | Bessel van der Kolk | Big Think
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What is trauma? The author of “The Body Keeps the Score” explains | Bessel van der Kolk | Big Think

What is trauma? The author of “The Body Keeps the Score” explains, with Bessel van der Kolk Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ►► Up next ►► How to heal trauma with meaning: A case study in emotional evolution | BJ Miller Contrary to popular belief, trauma is extremely common. We all have jobs, life events, and unpleasant situations causing us daily stress. But when your body continues to re-live that stress for days, weeks, months, or even years, that stress changes your brain, creating trauma inside your mind, and that trauma can eventually manifest in your physical body. As you can see, trauma isn’t what happens to you, but how you respond to the traumatic situation. Something that is traumatic to one person may be no big deal to the next. Whether something becomes traumatic or not has a great deal to do with who’s around you while you experience this event. Were you alone and scared, were you comforted by friends and family? The problem with trauma is that it starts when something happens to us, but that’s not where it stops - it changes your brain. Once your brain changes and you’re in constant fight or flight mode, it can be hard to stay focused, feel joy, or experience pleasure until this trauma is healed. Luckily, modern psychological practices are developing innovative ways to heal from trauma that actually work. Read the video transcript: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Bessel van der Kolk: Bessel van der Kolk is a psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. His work focuses on the interaction of attachment, neurobiology, and developmental aspects of trauma’s effects on people. His major publication, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society, talks about how the role of trauma in psychiatric illness has changed over the past 20 years. Dr. van der Kolk is past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has taught at universities and hospitals across the United States and around the world, including Europe, Africa, Russia, Australia, Israel, and China. Check out Bessel van der Kolk's latest book, “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” at ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read more of our stories on trauma: Trauma in childhood leads to empathy in adulthood►► Been traumatized? Here's how PTSD rewires the brain►► PTSD Doesn’t Only Reside in the Brain►► ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About Big Think | Smarter Faster™ ► Big Think The leading source of expert-driven, educational content. With thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, Big Think helps you get smarter, faster by exploring the big ideas and core skills that define knowledge in the 21st century. ► Big Think Edge Learn career skills from the world's top minds: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want more Big Think? ► Daily editorial features: ► Get the best of Big Think right to your inbox: ► Facebook: ► Instagram: ► Twitter:


Woman in Yellow

“Thank you so much for all your help and support over the last 6 months. You have helped me to understand myself and feel comfortable and happy within. I can’t thank you enough”


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“I don’t have the words to express how much I appreciate all you have done for me. You have given me confidence, self-esteem, strength and purpose. You have changed my life and my sons life forever and we are so thankful”


Senior Man

“Six months ago I was in a not very nice place. I now feel a better and stronger person, more confident and secure, so thank you from the bottom of my heart”


Price List

All therapy sessions are currently conducted online

Assessment and formulation session

£80 (50 minute session)

An assessment session walks through the history of your difficulties and current concerns. We look at goals for therapy and you will leave with a brief formulation and therapeutic treatment plan.

1:1 CBT Therapy

£80 (50 minute session)

During CBT sessions you will be taught a range of bespoke strategies and techniques that are hand picked to target your specific difficulties. You will be asked to complete activities and practice skills between sessions, building upon your progress week after week.

1:1 ACT Therapy

£80 (50 minute session)

ACT therapy teaches you skills and techniques to accept the fluctuating nature of emotions whilst making a commitment to making choices that enable to you to live a valued and meaningful life.

1:1 EMDR Therapy

£80-120 (50-80 minute sessions)

EMDR sessions follow a specific and evidence-based 8-phase protocol. Treatment begins by using the AIP model to ascertain the key memories for processing; bilateral stimulation will then be used to target these problematic memories.

Couples Therapy for Depression

£95 (50 minute session)

After an initial phase 1 formulation session, each partner has one 1:1 session with myself to discuss their history and difficulties. Sessions are then conducted together and will focus on understanding the relationship dynamics and patterns. Each session you will be given tasks to practice together at home with the aim of rebuilding a stronger, empathic relationship.

Conflict resolution & Mediation

Individually priced

1:1 sessions focusing on learning the skills required to address and resolve conflict are available. Alternatively, you may be in need of a mediator in order to manage the dynamics and progress to a resolution. Enquire for more information and pricing.

Clinical Supervision

£80 (1 hour supervision session)

Enter into a safe space to discuss clinical cases. Here you can gain support to view your caseload from the perspective of the 7-eyed model, learn about theory-practice application, and practiced-based evidence and techniques. I also provide supervisory supervision; a unique angle of supervision where you are supported to reflect upon and develop your own supervisory practice.

Please note there is an additional premium charged to sessions via insurance companies.

Qualifications & affliliations

BSc Honours Psychology with Associated Biology for Psychologists

MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology

PG Diploma High Intensity Psychological Therapies


Experiential Introduction to ACT

Putting ACT into practice- Intermediate level

Skill development workshop in ACT- Intermediate level

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Commercial and Civil Mediation

Supervision skills

BABCP & EABCT accredited CBT therapist

BABCP accredited clinical supervisor

EMDR UK & Europe EMDR therapist

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Keeping yourself safe

If you find yourself in a crisis and need support to keep yourself safe then please speak to your GP, call 999, or ring the Samaritans 24/7 365 days a year on 116 123.

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