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Lynn Garbutt – Adult CBT Therapist

Ashford Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford


My name is Lynn Garbutt and I’m an experienced therapist based at CBT and Counselling Kent’s Ashford (Egerton) practice. I am qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults, specialising in ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)’ which comes under the CBT therapy umbrella. I undertook my diploma in REBT at ‘The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’- Regents University, London.

I’m proud to offer a warm, confidential and supportive environment. In order to help you explore your concerns and establish what might be stopping you moving forward. I consider myself sincere, practical and encouraging. My aim is to help you understand the relationship between  your beliefs, feelings and thoughts,. Because they will be having an effect on your emotional well-being.

I will take an active role in helping your with your particular concerns. My approach is based on empathy and understanding and the belief that you are the person who knows the most about your own experiences. It’s important to consider you as a whole person in order to properly understand you. I will work with you to help you make sense of any overwhelming problems you might have by breaking them down into smaller parts to bring about positive change.

My Background

My career began as a tutor teaching literacy and numeracy within Adult Education and the prison service. It was here that I gained valuable experience teaching both young adults and mature students. I soon realised that students often needed further support to overcome barriers which prevented them learning effectively. Issues such as – anger, low self-esteem, stress and/or a lack of confidence.  It was during that time that I became interested in CBT and that this type therapy could help students with their barriers to learning.

I also have experience working on a voluntary basis with The ‘Silver Line’ charity – a befriending service helping people to combat loneliness. This means supporting people of different ages and walks of life who found themselves lonely and isolated for a variety of reasons.  Particularly when they had a significant life change. I’m also a ‘Silver Line’ trainer working with new volunteers to become ‘Silver Line’ befrienders like myself.


PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT/REBT)

I subscribe to and works within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertakes regular professional development. Alongside  having professional indemnity insurance.

If you wish to consider medication, or are seeking a medical diagnosis or a medical report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.

I provide cognitive behavioural therapy for problems such as anxiety,  depression, anger or jealousy and so on.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Lynn either online or face to face in Ashford. Then please contact her via  CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment to see Lynn

Beth West – Adult CBT Therapist

Maidstone & Ashford Practice

CBT Therapy Maidstone & Ashford


Hello, my name is Beth and I am a fully qualified CBT Therapist. I hold an ‘Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)’ and ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)’ awarded by ‘The College of Cognitive Therapies London’. Both of which are accredited by the ‘National Counselling Society’ (NCS).

I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practioner. Which is highly effective in the processing of traumatic or upsetting past events which are causing distress in the present.

About me

Like the vast majority of people, there have been periods in my life, where I have felt lost or overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, hurt or anger. Engaging in REBT taught me to recognise that these unhealthy negative emotions were provoked by my conflicting needs and demands. Leading me to behave in unhelpful and self-sabotaging ways.

My training and engagement in REBT taught me how to confront and challenge, what I believed to be, the harsh realities of life, which I had often avoided in the past. Only through facing my fears did I come to realise that my beliefs were generally irrational and rarely fact based. By understanding how my thoughts affect my feelings and behaviour has enabled me to be happier, more rational and more accepting of myself.

By working with me, you will learn the tools to manage your unhealthy emotions and help you move forward with your life. You will learn that your feelings are valid and that sharing them is the key to healing what’s hurting.

How I Work

I believe that a singular approach to therapy is unlikely to be effective for everyone. My training and experience allow me to I draw upon a wide range of evidence-based models, which enable me to tailor my therapy to suit your individual needs. This might include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, solution focused therapy, compassion focused therapy, schema therapy or dialectical behavioural therapy.

I will help you manage your unhealthy emotions by identifying any unhelpful/unhealthy thought patterns and self-sabotaging behaviours. I will then support you to replace them with healthier, more helpful practices.

My approach will help you develop a deeper understanding of who you are and why you do the things you do. I will help you develop a sense of confidence and self-respect, so you will be able to recognise you are stronger than you think. I will also help you appreciate that you are your greatest asset.

You will learn to make your own rules, live by your own terms and be bold, wild and free. You will learn to do what is right for you because you will recognise that you are the only one who can. But most importantly, you will learn to live a life that doesn’t just look good on paper but also feels good in your heart.

Ethical Standards

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). As such, subscribe to and work within the NCS Code of Ethics. I undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as holding professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment for CBT Therapy with Beth. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling today. Request an appointment




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