Eleanor Bigden CBT and Coaching
Hello! I’m Eleanor and I’m passionate about the work I do!
My specialist areas are helping people
– handle stress, anxiety, pain and difficult interpersonal dynamics much more effectively
– overcome depression, chronic fatigue, OCD, perfectionism, mood swings, addiction, problems with sleeping and weight gain
– re-route from “bad habits” and coping strategies that are backfiring – whether that’s comfort eating, TV binging, harsh self criticism, worrying or over analysing, to give just a few examples of patterns we can all relate to some of the time!
– build genuine confidence, courage, resilience, awareness, presence, strength of purpose and interpersonal skilfulness across all their relationships.
I work with people short, medium and long term, with anything from very specific goals to a complete life turnaround!
Having overcome a depression, chronic fatigue, social anxiety and addiction myself (phew what a journey!), I’m very passionate about walking my talk and offering truly empathic understanding on the basis of real life experience, and it’s a real privilege to pass on to other people the (hard won!) wisdom I’ve gained, that combines both personal and professional insight in a way that is very practical, down to earth and with a healthy dose of humour to make the process of learning and growth as realistic and enjoyable as possible.
I have taught Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to therapists at advanced diploma level at Regent’s College, and I have been supervising therapists since 2002. I’m dedicated to my ongoing professional development, research, supervision and personal mentoring to continuously deepen my insight and offer you a truly helpful and encouraging experience of teamwork with me, whatever your current struggles, thorny issues and challenges may be.
I integrate several different therapy and coaching models in a very “bespoke” way to suit each of my client and supervises specific needs, aims and preferred learning styles.
I’ve been a big “training junkie” over the last 20 years (I love the work I do) and as a consequence of working with 1000’s of people and dedication to getting feedback and examining my work, I find that a combination of insights, methods and strategies drawn from a wide range of models under the CBT umbrella – and beyond – are especially effective. I have studied and applied the following models extensively: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassionate Mind Training, Behavioural Activation, Schema therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Non Violent Communication (NVC), Emotion Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Body Focussing, Interpersonal Therapy and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).
If you’re interested in working with me, you’re very welcome to have a no-pressure chat with me on the phone to see if we will make a good team and how to get our work started in the most effective way for you.
Relational Spaces, The Chandlery, 50 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo
Telephone 1 – 07507376875
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Referrals and Accreditations
BABCP Accredited : Yes
EMDR Trained : No
Accepts Healthcare Referrals : Yes
Accepts Private Referrals :Yes
Skype Sessions : Yes
Telephone Sessions : Yes
Colleague Supervision : Yes
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