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CBT Therapy for Adults, Teenagers and Children
in Chineham & Basingstoke

Tony Attard . TONYPIC

Background and Experience

Tony is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, registered and fully accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). He is able to work with a wide range of client groups including adults, teens, children and families. He has more than 10 years experience consulting in schools and supporting families in the UK and abroad. Tony has an in-depth understanding of mental health issues and has worked with numerous individuals. With extensive health care experience, Tony has helped to develop psychology services in the independent health care sector.

Tony specialises in the field of CBT in particular for people who suffer from anxiety, low mood and loneliness. He has helped adults, teens and children alike to deal with issues such as low-self esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), perfectionism and generalised anxiety disorder, providing both short-term and long-term therapy.

With many years of experience working therapeutically with young people and their families, Tony has regularly provided training to teachers, social workers, foster carers, police officers and youth offending teams. His work within the field of childhood sexual behaviour also involved working closely with families, parents and schools. Tony's work also involved providing consultations to parents to help them gain a better understanding as to why their child may behave in the way that he or she does and how to further improve communication within the family. As a result Tony's philosophy when working with children and teens, is to also work alongside parents and other professionals.

Tony's approach to therapy:

For over 20 years Tony has worked with people who have experienced long-term trauma, abuse and neglect. His style of working very much focuses on the client's needs; working together with the client to help people feel better about themselves and feel more able to cope with the situation they find themselves in.

Tony is patient, empathetic and kind. His clients' compliment him on being able to make them feel comfortable and he is ideal for clients who have not had treatment before or those that have a nervous disposition.

Tony is a fully accredited practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and National Organisation for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (NOTA) .

Current practice:

Tony is one of the directors of Mindspace Therapy-Studio and he is pleased to be able to develop a high quality, effective psychological practice. His continued aim is to provide a personalized service, working with clients and tailoring therapeutic interventions. He prides himself on keeping up to date with his therapeutic skills and attends professional post qualification courses, workshops and attends regular clinical supervision.

Qualifications

    * Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Buckinghamshire New University
    * Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, University of Malta
    * Growing Attachment Training, Annex Project
    * AIM2 Initial Assessment for Adolescents Who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour, training facilitated by Vince Mercer
    * Strengths based CBT for Vulnerable Clients and Chronic Conditions, Training facilitated by Christine Padesky
    * Using Compassion Focused Therapy to work with the Legacy of Disrupted Childhood Attachments and Traumatic Experiences


Feedback from clients

"I am so glad that I came to Mindspace Therapy back in August last year, and I can’t thank Tony enough for helping me. Thank-you for helping me see that, actually, I’m a pretty decent person and that I deserve to find happiness in the world."

"Thank you Tony for all your help and for helping me talk - even when I didn't think there was much to say! You have helped me and my family so much!"

"Thank you Tony for helping my son overcome his difficulties. We never thought we would ever get through this difficult patch. You have given us the skills to support our child and we now have our son back. Thank you for always being there for us over the phone. We know that we can always contact you."


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