Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cheshire Natural Health offer conventional & complementary therapies for all the family.
Hannah Llyod

Hannah Lloyd

CBT therapist, EMDR practitioner, BABCP accredited

Claire Homewood

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy. CBT looks at the links between the way we think, the way we behave and the emotions or physical sensations we experience. These links can form a vicious cycle, a pattern which can maintain feelings of low mood, stress, and anxiety. CBT helps you to understand and break these patterns which leads to improvements in mental wellbeing.

Can CBT help me?

At Cheshire Natural Health we work with the symptoms you are experiencing and provide you with assessment, developed shared understanding and treatment of common mental health problems such as:

  • Depression
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Health Anxiety

You may be unsure if you are experiencing these problems but recognise there are symptoms you are experiencing which are causing difficulties in your life, these may be:

  • Low mood
  • Feeling tearful
  • Poor motivation
  • Poor concentration
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Feeling stressed out
  • Muscle tension/headaches
  • Racing heart
  • Sweating/shaking
  • Intrusive, distressing thoughts
  • Compulsive behaviour
  • Avoiding going to certain places
  • Nightmares/flashbacks
  • Feeling very jumpy and or edge

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Therapists

Hannah Llyod

Hannah Llyod

Hannah is an experienced CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner who has worked in NHS mental health services since 2004. Hannah completed a PGDip in CBT in 2009 and went on to complete an MSc in advanced practice of CBT in 2016. Hannah has also completed EMDR training parts 1,2 and 3 and uses this approach as a stand-alone treatment or in addition to CBT. Hannah has an interest in the benefits of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness and will incorporate these approaches into her clinical work to enhance treatment where appropriate.  Hannah is fully accredited with the BABCP and receives regular supervision.

Hannah is passionate about promoting emotional wellbeing and enjoys helping people to overcome difficulties that are having a negative impact on their day to day lives.

Please get in touch with Hannah if you have any questions about CBT, EMDR or any aspects of therapy via Email: [email protected]

Visit Hannah’s website

Hannah is also able to offer telephone and Skype consultations.

Claire Homewood

Claire Homewood

After gaining a Degree in Psychology in 1998, I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2001. I undertook further training, qualifying as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 2014.

To date I have over 20 years experience working with people therapeutically, both individually and in group settings. I have worked predominantly in the NHS and also for charitable organisations and private companies. As I continue to work part time within the NHS I am also growing my private business through collaborations with trusted and valued local services, such as Cheshire Natural Health. I keep up to date with training and engage with regular professional supervision, enabling me to utilise some of the latest advancements and techniques. In 2022 I undertook specialist training in trauma focused CBT and this year specialist training in CBT for Insomnia.

I can help you understand how your difficulties with your mental health developed; work out what is contributing to the maintenance of your symptoms in the present and look for a way forward with support and guidance to make long lasting change.

For more information please view my website at or get in touch.


Each session costs £70. Payment is taken at the end of each session, you can either pay by cash or card.

Sessions will last 50 minutes, initially it is helpful to have sessions weekly. This helps us to develop a therapeutic relationship and ensures we can quickly start to build a treatment plan for your symptoms. As therapy progresses the emphasis is on the in-between session work completed and fortnightly sessions can be useful. Following discharge, a booster session can be booked in if needed.

We will work together to decide the right number of sessions for you. CBT is typically a brief therapy and depending on the severity and length of time you have experienced your symptoms you can expect your course of therapy to last between 6 to 20 sessions.

Yes! I do not need a referral letter from a general practitioner. Please contact me to arrange an initial appointment.

Starting therapy can be daunting, I will support you during our sessions to feel at ease. During the first session I will ask you some practical information such as address and date of birth. I will tell you a bit about myself and introduce some basic concepts of CBT. We will then discuss the difficulties you have been experiencing and gain a good understanding of what you would like help with.

It would be helpful to spend some time considering the key difficulties you have been experiencing and how these have been impacting on your life. You might also like to consider what you would like to gain from therapy.

I receive regular supervision from a BABCP accredited supervisor and CBT therapist. Supervision is conducted in a confidential manner, I will not share your personal details (such as name, address or date of birth) with my supervisor. Clinical supervision helps me to reflect on my practice, it is a requirement to maintain my accreditation.

2 easy ways to book an appointment.

1. Call us on 01925 730123
2. Use our 24 hour online appointment booking system.
Easy to use and you can specify a time and date to suit your requirements, even request a particular therapist!

Our Life Coaching is ideally located in South Warrington, Cheshire, just 1 minute from J10 on the M56 (View Map) Cheshire Natural Health’s fully trained Life Coaching practitioners treat clients who travel from various locations to use our services, not just the local Warrington & Cheshire areas, including Chester | Manchester | Liverpool | Wirral | Bolton | Northwich | Winsford | Stockport | Wilmslow | Hale | Altrincham | Sale | Macclesfield | Buxton | Wigan | Southport & across the Cheshire & North West region.


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