Anne-Marie Shepherd, MSW, MA, BABCP Accred. 

Why Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?

CBT Assist offers the following;

CBT is a very well established talking therapy for the treatment of low mood and anxiety related issues such as stress, excessive worry/fear, phobias, sleep disturbance, low self-esteem, obsessions and compulsions, panic, trauma, chronic pain & long term conditions.

CBT is offered as the treatment of choice for common mental health issues inthe NHS in England. In fact the NHS have been so committed to offering best research based psychological therapies that it has heavily invested in a world leading talking therapy programme to make CBT treatments available to all since 2006.

Evidence based practice has its roots in medicine and has spread to many other fields including psychology. It simply means that treatment is based on best available research evidence. Its goal is to favour practices that have better outcomes for people. CBT has demonstrated through its ongoing commitment to investment in research that recovery is possible from low mood and anxiety using evidence based treatment plans.

Even though mental health issues are incredibly common, they are perceived by many sufferers as a personal weakness to perhaps battle through themselves. This can become as very lonely and distressing experience and lack of treatment can serve to worsen and /or prolong the difficulty.

Denise Cronin BA (Hons Mental Health Nursing UCC), PGDip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (UCC) has joined Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Cork (CCBT) in Marlboro St. Cork

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CBT Assist invites you to reach out and access a proven talking treatment with an established psychological therapy service, centrally located in Fermoy town offering the following;

 A welcoming, empathic and encouraging therapist experienced in providing face to face and online CBT treatments to those aged 16 years and over

A therapist that offers best evidence based CBT treatment plans - please note there is a difference between this and CBT techniques mixed with other therapy/counselling approaches

A therapist who has worked at a senior level in the field of mental health since 2002 with HSE Adult Mental Health Services and with NHS Primary Care Mental Health Trusts in England and who continues to work with a leading NHS provider of CBT treatments

A therapist with a Masters Degree in  CBT (UCC) whose practice is accredited by the Irish and British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)

Additional services offered by CBT Assist include CBT presentations and short trainings by request, group work, clinical supervision for therapists including trainee therapists and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - a mindfulness form of CBT used by specialist pain clinics as the psychological treatment of choice.


Centre for CBT, Marlboro House, 27Marlboro St. Cork & Abbey House, 2 Abbey St, Fermoy Co. Cork

See full schedule of fees on Fees page

JK Rowling has spoken of getting through depression when she was prescribed a course of CBT by her GP. In a newspaper interview she revealed, "We're talking suicidal thoughts here, we're not talking about I'm a little bit miserable...I have never been remotely ashamed of being depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really tough time and I am quite proud I got out of that." (The Telegraph, March 2008)