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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Services

Welcome to CBT for Healthy Minds. Caroline Botttrill offers evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Services throughout the Midlands with clinics in Sutton Coldfield, Ashby-de-la Zouch and Derby. Services are available for adults, adolescents and children.

- Are you feeling sad or hopeless?
- Are you feeling fearful and anxious?
- Are you feeling affected by traumatic past events?
- Are you feeling stressed and struggling to cope?
- Are you feeling exhausted?
- Do you feel you have lost your confidence?
- Stopped doing the things you used to enjoy?

If the answer is YES then Caroline can provide support for you.

Caroline works with all psychological conditions to help her clients to get control back in their lives and improve their overall quality of life. Many conditions can be treated including the following:

- Anxiety (Panic Attacks, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder)
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Complex Trauma (Including all types of abuse)
- Addictions (Drug and alcohol)
- Eating Disorders (including Binge Eating Disorder)
- Stress Management
- Weight Management
- Low self esteem
- Personality Disorders

Contact Caroline for a confidential and informal chat followed by an initial assessment at one of her clinics: 07912 184732

Alternatively you can email Caroline for support and bookings on:

About Caroline

Caroline Bottrill established and has been running her private clinic since 2008. Caroline prides herself on helping others to lead a happy, content and fulfilled life.

Caroline has 11 years experience as a therapist working with adults, adolescents and children within a GP Practice. This includes working with mental health problems, relationship difficulties, alcohol and drug addiction, domestic violence, eating disorders and weight management issues.

Caroline provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and can also provide an eclectic approach of CBT, Mindfulness, Personal Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy tailored to your needs.

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Caroline has a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from the University of Derby. Caroline is due to receive her BABCP accreditation in September 19. Caroline is currently working towards her Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy undertaking further research into CBT.

Caroline undertakes monthly supervision with her clinical supervisior who is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in CBT. Caroline undertakes continued professional development (CPD) and has an enhanced CRB/DBS check and has professional indemnity insurance.

Caroline is qualified to work with Adults, adolescents and children. Caroline has experience of working with drug and alcohol addiction in a private hospital and outpatient setting. Caroline also has worked with all mental health problems within a GP practice and has a specialist interest in weight management and eating disorders.

Psychotherapy Services available

Caroline has a sensitive and empathetic approach to helping her clients using Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT). Other services are available and can be used eclectically alongside CBT including: Mindfulness, Personal Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy. This can be discussed at your initial assessment before treatment commences so that your treatment plan is tailored to your needs.

Caroline adheres to the BABCP standards of performance, conduct and ethics which ensures strict confidentiality is maintained of all your personal information and records. There are some circumstances when a person is a risk to themselves or others that information must be shared with third parties, and this will be discussed with you at your initial assessment session.

Caroline has experience of working within GP practices for 11 years with mental health problems using an eclectic approach to therapy. Caroline has also provided weight management and well-being improvement programmes to improve both physical and mental health over the past 11 years.

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)?

CBT is a talking therapy which can help with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties. It can help to change the way you think (Cognitive) and then what you do (Behaviour). CBT focusses on the here and now rather than past issues. The basis of CBT focusses upon beliefs formed during adolescence and adulthood which affect the way we think, feel and behave. During stressful times people think differently about themselves, situations and others and what may happen to them. This results in people prolonging the distress they are experiencing. CBT helps to identify and then rectify a person’s negative views of themselves, situations and others in order to lead a happy and healthy life. The goal of CBT is to help a person become their own therapist with a toolkit that can be used in trigger situations.

What will happen in therapy?

Initially during an assessment session Caroline will gather information about your current difficulties, identifying unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours that may be maintaining your difficulties.

Caroline will then be able to provide information on your suitability for CBT and a potential treatment plan. During the first session we would work together to develop a formulation which explains the cause and maintenance of your current difficulties. Goals for treatment would also be established and how many sessions are likely to be needed based on evidence based guidelines recommendations and the extent of your difficulties. Sessions are normally 60 minutes and treatment ranges from 10 – 20 sessions in accordance with NICE Guidelines. However, some problems may take longer to treat and this would be discussed with you at your assessment session. Subsequent sessions work on two aspects of CBT 1. Cognitive Therapy, which is designed to change unhelpful thinking patterns 2. Behavioural Therapy, which is designed to change unhelpful and limiting behaviours.

Referrals are accepted from GP's, self funding individuals, Company Employment Assistance Programmes (EPA’s) and companies working on behalf of solicitors or insurance groups.

Health Insurance Packages - you may be able to use your health insurance package for your therapy.

For further details please contact Caroline direct.

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"Thank you for your patience and time to help me on my road to recovery. You always go beyond the call of duty and it really makes a difference. You are amazing."

A. B.

"Caroline has helped me in my recovery from drug addiction and cannot thank her enough. I have me back, my family and I now have a job again and life has improved. Thank you."


I went to see Caroline as I was going through a difficult time in my life. I was struggling to get out of bed in the morning and had started taking time off work. I even stopped seeing my best friend of many years and struggled to spend time with my family. I felt very alone and isolated. I had also started fearing doing the simplest of things such as taking my dog for a walk or popping to the shop. I had been offered CBT by my GP for depression, however, there was a few months waiting time to get help. Caroline had been recommended to me, and at our first meeting Caroline put me at ease and gave me hope that I could get back to the old me. I’ll be honest at the time I struggled to imagine that was possible. Within 4 sessions I had started to feel more happy and motivated and quickly had found a healthy daily routine and started to enjoy work again and spending time with my family and friends. Now I am back to the old me 6 months later and have Caroline to thanks for this.

Depression, Joseph, Birmingham

I approached Caroline as I had been struggling with cocaine addiction for many years. I decided it was time to take things seriously and make lifestyle changes for myself and my family. I was apprehensive at first about meeting Caroline. However, I had nothing to worry about as she was very caring and understanding and didn’t judge me for my addiction. Working with Caroline over several months allowed me to understand how I had developed this addiction and then to challenge myself and the way that I thought about myself and others. Caroline also taught me to find healthier ways of coping in daily life with my stress triggers. I had always had low self esteem and had never realised how much this was responsible for my addiction. After several months of working with Caroline I feel like a different person as the way I live my life now makes me feel good. Whenever life gets tough I have ways of coping and visit Caroline for a booster session to keep me on track.

Substance Addiction, Mark, Birmingham

I found Caroline through a friend who had recommended her. I found Caroline put me at ease immediately and she is very easy talk to. I had stopped performing well at work and had took time off as I was not coping well. I had started having panic attacks which I had found very frightening. It was at this time I contacted Caroline. Caroline spent 10 sessions working with me to help me manage my anxieties. I had panic disorder and social anxiety which as I look back were very debilitating for me. I now feel calmer and don’t have panic attacks and understand how they had come about. Now I spend time on me which helps me to manage my daily life and not get over stressed. I feel more confident at work and I am able to do presentations again. Thank you Caroline.

Panic disorder & social anxiety, Rebecca, Derby

I had been struggling with my anxiety for a long time and had constant worries regarding my health. This took up more time than I would like to admit. Basically, I was consumed with worrying about my health. Caroline treated me for health anxiety over 14 sessions and really helped me to feel better about myself. Now I have the tools to recognise when my mind is wandering and I can now reign things back in. I know Caroline is always there and that means if I have any problems I can visit her for further sessions.

Health Anxiety, Jo, Lichfield

After having a nasty car accident I was fearful of driving and visited Caroline for an assessment. It turned out I had developed PTSD and I decided to have a course of treatment with Caroline as this was affecting all areas of life everyday and had made me feel depressed. I worked with Caroline for 4 months and she helped me feel happy again and overcome my fears. I was able to relax and sleep better which was a huge relief. Most importantly I was able to drive which gave me my freedom back. I would recommend Caroline as she has a warm, caring and professional nature.

PTSD & Depression, Sarah, Birmingham

I had been given Caroline’s details as she specialises in weight management and eating disorders. Sadly, I have always struggled with my relationship with food and my weight. I had lacked confidence since being a little girl in my teens and used food to gain comfort. I have tried every diet and then just re-gained weight. The big change for me was that with caroline she took a fresh approach that wasn’t about dieting. This pleased me as I was constantly dieting and then bingeing on anything I could eat, particularly after a busy day at work during which I would barely eat. I couldn’t see for myself where the problem lay. Caroline helped me to understand what was causing the binge eating disorder and helped me to re-establish a healthier way of thinking and eating. I have healthy eating habits now and have lost 2 stone as a result. I now exercise and make time for me at the end of the day. Caroline taught me healthy ways of coping with my triggers for bingeing and stress in my life. I have a better work-life balance and overall a good quality of life.

Binge eating Disorder, Susan, Lichfield.

I have had 10 sessions with Caroline to treat my claustrophobia which had stopped me leading a normal life. I now feel so much better and can now travel in all forms of transport and use lifts. I was shocked at how much improvement I made and would never have thought it possible.

Claustrophobia, Roger, Birmingham

I went to visit Caroline to find out more about how Psychotherapy could help me overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I had been living with these conditions for 7 years and was feeling depressed much of the time as I never had energy and slept poorly. Caroline understood me and what I was going through. Caroline treated me for 4 months and I couldn’t believe how much better I began to feel quite quickly. I have worked hard to change my routine and break this boom bust cycle which apparently is typical for ME. Thanks.

CFS & Fibromyalgia, Rachel, Derby

I had started feeling low and found myself staying in bed when I had free time which was very much not like me. This had been caused by a lot of stress and working long hours. Caroline helped me to lift my mood and feel motivated again.

Depression, Clare, Birmingham

Thank you for your patience and time to help me on my road to recovery. You always go beyond the call of duty and it really makes a difference. You are amazing.

Cocaine Addiction, Andrew, Birmingham

Caroline has helped me in my recovery from alcohol addiction and cannot thank her enough. I have me back, my family and I now have a job again and life has improved. Thank you.

Alcohol Addiction, John, Lichfield

Caroline has helped me to get my life back on track after a long bout of depression.

Depression, Julie, Derby

I have stopped feeling anxious everyday and can now go out to the shops and visit my friends and family.

Panic Attacks & Agoraphobia, Julia, Lichfield

I now eat healthy and not for my emotions or comfort which has made a big difference to my life. I feel fitter and more motivated everyday and have achieved a healthy weight.

Binge Eating Disorder, Clare, Birmingham





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