What we do

We are a private practice in Reading, Berkshire, offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). People often wonder how therapy works and what it entails. Read below to find out about our simple three step process to get you back to your normal self, as well links to further information we’ve written about CBT and choosing private treatment.

The three step process to start CBT

Our process at Brighter Life Therapy is very simple:

  1. Use the general enquiries form below to request a self-referral form (to be completed by the client, or the parent if the client is under age 18).
  2. If we are right for you, we’ll book you into an assessment session in the next few weeks.
  3. Usually, our clients will also benefit from further treatment sessions to work on the problems they identified in their assessment, which can range from anything between 5 and 20 sessions depending on the problem. Research shows that this number of sessions can provide long lasting change for clients and is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which guides UK health services in what treatments to offer.

If you have health insurance, please let us know on the self-referral form and we can confirm if this is one of the insurers we work with. We are currently working with WPA, Cigna and Aviva.

We try extremely hard to keep a low waiting list (or ideally none at all) to ensure fast access to the support you need. If, however, there is a little wait of a couple of weeks, we will provide you with plenty of relevant resources to support you during that time.

Read more about our CBT…

What is CBT

Our therapists mainly offer CBT, as this is the most popular, proven therapy for those suffering from stress, anxiety and low mood. So, what is CBT? Click on the title to read more.

Why go private

There are many benefits to going private rather than with the NHS. What exactly are they? Click on the title to read more.

Use the form below to request a self-referral form,
or for any general enquiries