Avy Joseph is a Director and Co-founder of CCBT and City Minds. He lectures on a number of the courses, and is a face you will see a lot around the College! He specialises in integrating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Hypnosis and gained a Masters degree in Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy, one of the main schools of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2001. His interest in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) started in 2000 and over the years he has developed many courses and workshops that have culminated in the development of courses at CCBT.
Avy has lectured both nationally and internationally for over a decade.
He is a registered and accredited CBT therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and is an board accredited member of Association of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (AREBT)runs a busy clinic in Central London.
Maggie is a Director and Co-founder of CCBT and City Minds. She is a lecturer and head of assessment for the college .
She has trained in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy and has lectured for many years both nationally and internationally.
With degrees in business and psychology, Maggie qualified as an accountant working in the City, giving her an insight into the stresses relating to the corporate environment. She then went on to qualify as a bereavement and trauma counsellor before further developing her skills to work with adolescents.
She has private practices in Central and South West London.
Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has authored or edited more than 190 books, including the second edition of Counselling in a Nutshell (Sage, 2011) and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features (Routledge, 2009). In addition, he edits 20 book series in the area of counseling and psychotherapy, including the Distinctive Features in CBT series (Routledge) and the Counselling in a Nutshell series (Sage). His major interests are in rational emotive behavior therapy and CBT; the interface between counselling and coaching; eclecticism and integration in psychotherapy; and writing short, accessible self-help books for the general public.
Beverley Harper is a lecturer, our student liaison officer, and a tutor
She is a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist working in private practice in Central London. She is also a registered hypnotherapist with the National Smoking Cessation Institute (NSCI). Additionally she works in the corporate sector training senior managers in coaching skills. fter a long successful career in publishing, Beverley trained as a clinical hypnotherapist and then in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy. She has studied cognitive behavioural psychotherapies gaining a diploma and a MSc. in REBT from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Ian Martin is a Lecturer for the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CCBT) teaching our Diploma courses.
Ian retrained as a psychotherapist aged 50, following a lengthy career in theatre. He completed his MSc under Windy Dryden at Goldsmiths. He works as a REBT psychotherapist in the Therapy Department at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton. He runs a REBT based weekly 'Self Acceptance Group' at the Priory and a busy private practice in London.
Joy Baines is a lecturer and tutor at CCBT.
She is a qualified therapist running a successful clinical and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy practice in South East London.
She is also a qualified Life Coach, NLP practitioner, and Meridian Therapist.
Joy has an MSc. in Applied Immunology from Brunel University and has worked for over thirty years in the NHS as a Senior Biomedical Scientist, specialising in haematology and immunology.
She has undertaken further training in psychoneuroimmunology, equilibrium therapy, hypnosis in psychiatry, panic disorder, assertiveness, treating borderline personality disorders, rapid deep trance induction, advanced clinical assessment skills, weight control, advanced pain techniques, diabetes, managing hypertension, depression and anxiety.
Moya is a tutor and lecturer at CCBT.
Moya graduated with a BSc in Nutritional Therapy from the University of Westminster where she was awarded the Nutri Prize for “Clinician of the Year”. Practising in all areas of nutrition, Moya is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is approved by the Nutritional Therapy Council. She is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. In addition to her qualifications in nutrition Moya has an an MSc in REBT from Goldsmiths and Diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.
The combination of her training in nutrition and extensive experience in Hypnotherapy gives Moya a unique approach and understanding in dealing with many health issues. This has proved to be particularly successful in areas such as IBS, stress related problems and weight loss.
Daniel is a lecturer and tutor at CCBT.
A former journalist and writer, Daniel is a practising Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Hypnotherapist. He has an MSc in RECBT from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, a diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and another (with distinction) in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.
He runs a private practice in Victoria, SW1, holds a regular clinic for a healthcare company, where he specialises in work-related stress management and trauma and is also a specialist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he uses CBH to help patients manage the physical and psychological symptoms associated with Cardiac Syndrome X (CSX) and angina.
He’s also a registered therapist with both Anxiety UK and the National Smoking Cessation Institute (NSCI)
Dr Claude Botha
Dr Botha is the college’s medical advisor.
He is a clinical research fellow at The Wingate Institute for Neurogastroenterology, Queen Mary College, University of London. He is part of part of a team currently researching the role of the autonomic nerves systems in pain and the immune-gastric response in functional gut disorders. His duties include working in a busy tertiary referral clinic at St Bartholomew’s Hospitals, where they strive to develop and apply the most up to date research based treatment strategies, to a wide range of clinical conditions.
His background is in psychiatry, being registered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and General Medical Council. He completed his specialist registrar training in psychiatry on the Charing Cross psychiatric training scheme, London, while his undergraduate training was at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he has been registered as a doctor since 1995.
His graduate training in London meant he had the advantage of receiving training in a large variety of treatment modalities, in both psycho-pharmacologically and psychotherapy. He has also gained diplomas in clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, post graduate certificates in group analysis, received training in EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and cognitive analytical therapy (CAT) since 2005.
Dr Jennifer Gomborone
Jennifer Gomborone is a clinical advisor. She is a consultant chartered psychologist with an out-patient practice is based at the London Medical Centre. She is also an honorary senior research Fellow in the Centre for Gastroenterology, within the Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry.
After graduating with a degree in psychology from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, she moved to London and completed her postgraduate degree in cognitive neuropsychology and her PhD in psycho-physiological gastroenterology at the University of London and St. Bartholomew’s Medical School.
During her career as a psychologist she has also completed her training in clinical hypnosis, EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing), cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling, introduction to group analysis, NLP and time lines.
She is trained as cognitive analytic therapist (CAT) at St. Thomas’ Hospital. Her clinical and research interests are irritable bowel syndrome, post viral chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety and depressive disorders. She also works as a co-therapist in the management of a variety of relationship and family issues.
Angela is both an experienced teacher and trainer, and is a lecturer and tutor for the college . Angela is a qualified teacher and NLP Practitioner, holding a Cert. Ed. and a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology, as well as a Diploma in Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. She has twenty seven years experience in education, as both a class teacher in mainstream and special schools. As senior manager, she was Deputy Teacher-in-Charge of a team of learning support teachers for educational special needs in Inner London schools. As a trainer for Local Authorities she has worked in the UK and West Africa. For the past seven years Angela has worked as an independent consultant in both state and private sector schools and has a private practice in Surrey. Angela is an associate of ANLP.
Carla is a visiting lecturer at CCBT.
She first started in psychology more than fifteen years ago when she graduated with a BA in psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She obtained her MSc in REBT from Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she has also supervised on the diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy. A qualified clinical and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, Carla and now heads up the psychological clinical team in Beirut, Lebanon
Suzy Dittmar is a visiting lecturer for CCBT.
Suzy is a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist and hypnotherapist. She has an MSc in REBT, from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an accredited member of the BABCP. She works as a therapist in private practice in Central London and at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton. She has also worked at a charity for people with long term drug and alcohol problems.
Nicola Todd is a is a tutor for the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapyand an ex student – she qualified for the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy – so she has lots of good stories to tell! She has an MSc in REBT, from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
She is a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behaviour therapist working within the NHS under the IAPT programme as well as a private practice in Kingston upon Thames. She has been a practising, fully insured hypnotherapist since 1997 and holds the British Medical Hypnotherapy Board's Diploma in Hypnosis, a and an MSc in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
She also has a BA Hons degree in the performing arts and specialises in the treatment of performance anxiety (stage fright, interviews, presentations, examinations) and has worked with many actors, singers, sportsmen and executives to maximise potential and attain goals.
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