CBT Treatment


I am BABCP Accredited, that is the single point raising me above other CBT treatment services in Sussex that don’t have this accreditation. Sometimes with anxiety, and a frequent feature of depression is hopelessness, but do bear in mind that anxiety and depression are very much treatable with CBT. CBT is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy, initially developed for the treatment of depression, and has the largest evidence base, being successfully adapted for the treatment of anxiety related issues. It is now the psychological treatment of choice for anxiety and depression, and a range of other emotional and psychological disorders

Evidence for CBT compiled by the Government:
CBT uses the evidence from research and clinical studies to formulate ideas and procedures for best practice. These are then applied on a personal basis to individuals within CBT therapy. It is beyond the scope of this web page to present the evidence for CBT from the clinical studies. However, I can say that the best available evidence supports CBT for these problems. NICE (The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) is the independent organisation responsible for recommending national healthcare guidance on the promotion of good health, and the prevention and treatment of ill health. They continuously recommend CBT for many issues. The Department of Health has also produced information supportive of CBT in its documents which look at the most popular and effective types of psychotherapy. Research demonstrates that only pure CBT is effective, and the efficacy of CBT blended into other therapies (i.e. counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy) is not proven. I utilise only pure CBT.

Evidence for CBT Treatment of Anxiety and Depression

A lot of people with anxiety and depression can feel that their anxieties and dwelling cannot be controlled and it is a part of who they are. However, anxiety disorders and depression are perfectly treatable problems with CBT Nice clinical guidance [CG90].

How much does independent CBT cost?

Guidelines produced by NICE (the National Institute of Clinical Excellence) recommend CBT for all anxiety disorders, and with the longest duration of effect, it’s the most cost-effective treatment to treat anxiety and depression – making it cheaper and economical in the long run. Keep in mind that for individual CBT in London we have the most for BABCP accredited therapists. My fees are given upon making contact with me, so as to keep confidential what you are spending on your therapy should others refer to my website.

What are PHQ-9 and GAD-7?

With Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), by an accredited CBT therapist, every client is a mini case-study. I apply ‘research’ principle to every case, taking measures along the way. This helps to improve care and treatment on a case by case basis. The PHQ-9 and GAD-7 are standardised measures used to monitor clinical outcomes as part of Efficacy’s Clinical Governance strategy. These are increasingly used in robust mental health research to indicate a diagnosis, a classification of severity and outcome monitoring within national CBT therapy services.
How to score the PHQ-9 and GAD-7 for Anxiety and Depression:
The GAD-7 is a measurement for Anxiety Disorders and the PHQ-9 is a measurement for Depression. The PHQ-9 and GAD-7 are designed to facilitate the recognition for depressive disorders and anxiety disorders respectively. These are the national standard measures routinely used by GP’s, therapists and psychiatrists as screening tools.
The scoring for both measures helps people to ascertain how severe the issue is. The general rule is that the higher the number, the more severe the case is. See the table below to interpret the scores.

Download our PHQ-9 and GAD-7 PDF form by clicking here. This will enable you to check below the action you need to take


GAD-7 Severity Proposed Treatment
Score Score


0-5 None None


6-10 Mild Consider CBT


11-15 Moderate Book CBT Assessment


Moderately Severe Immediate initiation of CBT sessions


16-21 Severe CBT sessions and consider Psychotropic Medication

“I was a little apprehensive about counselling…

…due to a bad experience some years ago, but David instantly made me feel comfortable…

…and I was able to talk freely without worrying”

(Client – Worthing, West Sussex.)

“I was a little apprehensive about counselling…

…due to a bad experience some years ago, but David instantly made me feel comfortable and I was able to talk freely without worrying”

(Client – Worthing, West Sussex.)