Paediatric Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Birmingham

Home > Paediatric Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Birmingham

At Midland Health Birmingham, we offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as an evidence-based therapeutic method for treating anxiety disorders, depression and trauma in adolescents and children. 

Our experienced CBT therapist Raj Bassi uses a unique approach to cognitive behavioural therapy which incorporates elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). 

CBT therapy sessions are conducted in our clinic in Edgbaston Village in Birmingham, ensuring that you are surrounded by a modern, private and comfortable environment where your child can safely explore their relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. 

Get in touch with the Midland Health team on 0121 769 0999 or at to book an appointment and see an expert cognitive behavioural therapist in Birmingham.

How Midland Health can help

Midland Health Birmingham offers cognitive behavioural therapy services provided by Raj Bassi CBT - our resident cognitive therapist. With more than a decade of experience working with NHS mental health services in the West Midland and London, she can assist your child with a variety of therapeutic treatments.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) For Children and Adolescents

Our affordable CBT therapy service can help children and adolescents adopt self-help techniques resulting in higher self-esteem, better performance at school and increased confidence in interactions at home and in social situations.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Implementing ACT approaches to help CBT patients identify the thoughts and memories that trigger negative behavioural patterns. The three most common elements are:

  • Mindfulness helps your stay in the present moment and defuse the negative thoughts and feelings 
  • Acceptance allows you to see a thought for what it is - just a thought, acknowledge its existence and accept that to achieve peace
  • Values are used to build an understanding of what really matters in life and focus on the positives 

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

If you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), blocked or unprocessed memories can manifest themselves as nightmares and flashbacks. Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) can help you manage these traumatic memories and reduce the negative experiences associated with them.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is a type of talking therapy that helps you effectively manage your emotions and physical health problems by actively adapting the way you think and behave. The aim of CBT is to help you identify and break negative behavioural patterns stemming from bad thoughts by encouraging positive thinking.

At Midland Health, we regularly help adults, teenagers and children who are suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders and other mental health problems.  

How does CBT work?

Cognitive behavioural therapy is designed to help your child understand what they think, how it makes them feel and what behaviour it triggers. It all begins with analysing a given situation. 

Once a pattern of unhelpful thoughts and related harmful behaviours is identified, the therapist will work with your child to implement CBT management techniques to prevent it from affecting them.

What can CBT help with?

Cognitive behavioural therapy is the leading therapeutic approach in the UK as scientific evidence shows that this approach helps children who are struggling with one of the following problems: 

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bullying
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Health Anxiety
  • Hoarding
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Perfectionism
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts 
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Meet Our Paediatric CBT Specialists

Our private CBT clinic is equipped with highly skilled specialists committed to delivering exceptional healthcare services. Meet our team below:

Raj Bassi

Raj Bassi CBT possesses extensive expertise in providing cognitive behavioural therapy services catered to individuals of all ages, including adults and children. The areas of specialisation encompass a wide range of mental health concerns, such as Trauma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship challenges, Eating disorders, Bereavement, Low Self-Esteem, Adoption-related issues, Anger Management, Depression, and Anxiety. This expertise extends to managing various specific conditions like anxiety, depression, panic attacks, various phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia), stress, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and generalised anxiety disorder.

Our Private Clinic in Birmingham

Come and visit our modern private CBT clinic, positioned on the periphery of Birmingham within the vibrant Edgbaston neighbourhood. We are conveniently positioned on Highfield Road just off the A456 or, alternatively, a 15-minute walk away from Five Ways station.

What to expect from CBT at Midland Health?

Trained in specialist CBT practices, your therapist will make you and your child feel comfortable and secure, providing them with a safe space to discuss their feelings freely.

During cognitive behavioural therapy, your child will be guided towards understanding the relationship between their thoughts and feelings, and they will get to learn techniques that allow them to control their problem. The CBT therapist will ask them to practice these techniques between sessions, with the opportunity to discuss progress and any issues your child may have faced. 

As a therapeutic process, for cognitive behaviour therapy to be successful, it will require you and your child to attend regular therapy sessions for a certain period of time. The length of therapy is different for everyone and it depends on your childs personal progress.

Start Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

As we have general practitioners and specialist doctors under the same roof in our private clinic in Birmingham’s Edgbaston Village, you won’t have to wait long to see a therapist. You don’t need a referral to book a session with our in-house CBT specialists. 

We offer same-day and next-day appointments (based on availability) giving you and your loved ones instant access to the mental wellbeing support you need. Book your first session today


Child CBT Consultation



We have translators available for your appointment.

Digital Prescription

Midland Health has partnered with a highly reputable online pharmacy provider, Cloud Rx to ensure you receive your prescriptions directly to your home address as a next-day service. This way, you can be sure the medicine is available and delivered directly to your home or nominated address. No need for paper prescriptions or to have to go to multiple pharmacies to find the medicine that has been issued by our Midland Health doctors to you. To find out more about our digital prescription service please click here.

Get in Touch Today

Ask us anything about this service, other services or
Midland Health and we'll get straight back to you.