Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Get the Knowledge, Skills and Support to stop fear, shame, hurt and anger from controlling your life.
Openforwards is a Birmingham-based five-star Psychology Enterprise offering Counselling & evidence-based Psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Family Therapy and Professional Training.
How can we help?
At Openforwards CBT & Counselling in Birmingham, we know how hard it is when your life is limited by anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, relationships and traumatic past events. Our team of expert Psychologists & Psychotherapists go beyond conventional wisdom to teach you the most powerful coping strategies that will last a lifetime.
Why Choose Openforwards CBT & Counselling?
Our psychological therapy and counselling services will help you get to the root of the problem quickly and find new strategies that work. Our team will get you fully equipped by teaching you the right coping strategies for your problems to reach your goals. Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based therapies, we’ll help you develop the techniques to give you more stability and strengthen your resilience.
Get the Knowledge
Discover how the mind, body and relationships work to understand your experiences better.
Build the Skills
Let your therapist teach you coping strategies that you can practice at home.
Use the Support
Overcome the challenges to building a better life with the regular support of your therapist.
Which type of therapy is best for you?
Our team of expert Psychotherapists and Psychologists use a range of evidence-based therapies so you can cope better and live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Challenge your thinking, abandon unhelpful habits and build new ones.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Learn to be mindfully aware, let go of what you can’t control and focus on what matters to you.
Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
A fast and powerful approach to processing the past, overcoming anxiety and improving performance.
EMDR Intensive Therapy
A faster, deeper and cost-effective approach combining multiple sessions into a single day.
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Reduce self-criticism, let go of judgments and ‘unshame‘ by developing a kinder & warmer self.
Reduce the arguments in your relationship and build a closer connection.
Improve communication in your family and systemic relationships
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“I found the counselling sessions and your approach to CBT extremely beneficial. Counselling not only helped me overcome my OCD but has given me the tools to manage my condition and to prevent the obsessions and compulsions from returning,”– Ben
“You’ve helped me in lots of ways, setting me small tasks, listenting to me and helping me stand back from certain situations. I can see things are not as bad as I perceive and I’ve learned to take a different perspective”– Louise
“I came for help after struggling with panic attacks and agoraphobia for many years. The therapy has been challenging ar times, but with patience and support, I learned to adopt a new approach to my anxiety, which is enabling me to live a fuller life.”– Maria
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