Hannah Byrne

BA (Hons) PG Dip, MSc
Specialist child, adolescent and young adult psychotherapist (age 8 - 24)
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapist (EMDR)
Behavioural Training for Tics consultant (BTTI)
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy £85 (insurance company fees may vary)
Treatment is tailored to individual needs and typically takes between 8 to 16 sessions.
Hannah Byrne
Hannah Byrne
Hannah Byrne

Exeter University Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological therapies for children, young people and their families; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

University of Bristol Masters Degree Psychology of Education

Oxford Brookes Bachelors degree Early years Education, Senior Practitioner status

Following the professional and ethical guidelines of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Member of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

19 years experience working for the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS) BANES local authority children's service and the private sector.

BABCP Accredited

Associate Psychotherapists

Erminia Armentano (Anna)
Erminia Armentano (Anna)
Professional title: Child Psychologist
Therapeutic modality: EMDR Therapist. Art Psychotherapist
Age of client: Children 2 to 18 years and Adults 18 +
Emily Fisher-Smith
Emily Fisher-Smith
Professional title: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Therapeutic modality: CBT
Age of client: Age 18+
Matthew Handley-Jones
Matthew Handley-Jones
Professional title: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (working towards accreditation) Matthew has more than 10 years experience in mental health services
Therapeutic modality: CBT. DBT & ACT
Age of client: Children and Adults

Contact Us

Tel: 07436 702920

Calls responded to between 9am - 5pm

Sapling CBT hold weekly clinics in the Chew Valley, Bath and Bristol. Online therapy also available.

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Please note we are not an emergency or out of hours service. See helpline numbers below that are open 24 hours a day
Samaritans telephone line: 116123
Young Minds text service: Text the letters YM to 85258

What is CBT ?

CBT is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety and mood disorders recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). CBT is based on the concept that cognitions (thoughts), feelings, physical sensations and behaviours are interconnected. That unhelpful thoughts and feelings can trap us in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help clients deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts and changing your relationship with them. Several different techniques are used to explore negative beliefs held about the self, others and the world. By challenging our negative beliefs, patients will experience a change in their feelings and behaviour. Whilst therapy focuses on the here and now life experience will be explored, we know that our childhood shapes our view of ourselves and the world. When working with Children and Young People their parents are often brought in as co-therapists, the support they offer their child outside of the therapy sessions supports change and progress.
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What is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing ?

EMDR aims to help the brain reprocess memories properly so that it is no longer so intense. It also can help desensitise the person to the emotional impact of the memory. This will enable them to think about the event without experiencing strong emotions.

The therapist will ask the person to recall the traumatic event while they also move their eyes from side-to-side, hear a sound in each ear, or feel a tap on each hand alternately. These side-to-side sensations seem to effectively stimulate the brains adaptive processing system so that it can reprocess the information more like an ordinary memory, reducing its intensity. The effect may be similar to what occurs naturally during Rapid Eye Movement sleep, when your eyes move rapidly from side to side as the brain processes the events of the day.
EMDR for Children
EMDR for Adults

Psychotherapy can be helpful for a range of difficulties
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Avalon Clinic, Westway Farm, Bishop Sutton, BS39 5XP

Bath Psychotherapy, 2 Prince's Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2ED

The Practice Rooms, 226 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JD

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