Barry Burton M.Sc. B.Sc (Psychology) hons. Dip.CBT. Dip.SW. (Social Work Mental Health) Dip. Hom. (Welsh School of Homeopathy) M.B.A.B.C.P (Member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies.)
I have been involved in the helping and caring professions since 1986. Firstly as a Hypnotherapist and Hypno-Analyst, Then I went on to work with adults with learning difficulties as a Coordinator and Development officer of two local Self Advocacy projects. I then set up the charity, “Project SOL.” We worked with socially excluded and financially disadvantaged people. The project set up a range of local outreach clinics offering Homeopathy/Counselling in the following places - An AIDS project, Women’s Aid, Two drugs projects,Two Homeless projects, Three Community centres for the general public and a Family Centre.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Social Worker (Learning difficulties & Mental Health). I offer CBT / Counselling as the basis for my therapy and also draw from a wide range of Psychotherapeutic methods and life experiences. I choose CBT because over the last 30 years I have found it the most effective method for helping someone. It offers a quick, straight forward, easy to understand, no nonsense way of dealing with the common problems people face these days. It is a practical approach which gives people the tools to move on and enjoy an improved quality of life.
If you are one of those people who don't like the idea of "therapy" then think about it like this - When embarking on a CBT based approach, you will come to see it becomes very much a learning experience, so it's more like training than therapy. Its where you learn to think and approach life differently. So if you think of CBT as LEARNING some new skills and not therapy you won’t go far wrong.