WSCBT therapists:
  • on average have worked in the NHS for ten years of more, and have approximately 15 years experience working with a wide range of mental health problems
  • are involved in the training or supervision of other professionals in CBT
  • offer teaching and workshops in CBT

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Dr Nicola Ridgeway, RMN, Pgcert (oxon), BSc, ClinPsyD., C. Psychol, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Nicola is the Clinical Director of the West Suffolk CBT Service. An accredited cognitive therapist with the BABCP, she completed her initial CBT training at Oxford University in 1996. Nicola currently offers individual treatment, as well as clinical supervision to a variety of CBT practitioners. Nicola regularly lectures at the University of East Anglia.Nicola is also the current treasurer of the Eastern Counties Branch of the BABCP. While at the University of East Anglia Nicola is involved in the direct assessment and supervision of students on the CBT Diploma.

View Nicola's biography (pdf document)

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Chris McDonnell, RMN, DipCBT

Chris is an Associate Director of the West Suffolk CBT Service. She is an accredited cognitive therapist and has more than 20 years experience working for the NHS and privately. She has considerable experience offering cognitive behaviour therapy to individuals with both short and longer-term difficulties.

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Dr James Manning, BSc, ClinPsyD., PgDip., C.Psychol., MBPS

James is Managing Director of the WSCBT, as well as a practicing therapist. James is regularly instructed to complete cognitive assessments and court reports for the Local Authority. He also specialises in helping individuals who are struggling in work situations (as a result of anxiety, depression and/or stress) to overcome their difficulties and make a rapid return to work. James has recently written this article on depression in adolescents.

View James' biography (pdf document)

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