Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based psychotherapeutic treatment. It helps individuals to identify and learn about thoughts and actions that have a negative influence on their behaviour and emotion. In a CBT treatment programme, a cognitive behaviour therapist tries to
empower individuals identify their maladaptive way of thinking and then restructure and replace with more objective, realistic and positive thoughts and behaviour. CBT is a collaborative therapy process where the therapist work closely with an individual towards a mutually agreed goal. CBT practitioners at Oxford Brain and Mind are highly experienced and accredited with professional bodies such as the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). They are experienced in dealing with varied psychological problems such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief or Loss
  • Low Self- Esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress

At Oxford Brain and Mind we pride ourselves in providing excellent psychological therapies by highly specialised experts in their field. Psychotherapy services are provided by Dr Economou, Dr Dwiwedi and Annette Robins . 

Dr Economou is a medical psychotherapist, who is also a consultant psychiatrist with expertise in psychotherapy. Dr Economou has extensive experience of working with adults and adolescents, who are going through a difficult time in life and experiencing struggles on an emotional level, as well as working with people who are suffering with an episode of mental illness. He has experience of providing detailed, complex assessments and treatment across the diagnostic spectrum. 

Dr Economou works with people suffering with a wide range of issues and with mental illness across diagnostic categories. He has particular expertise in working with people who suffer enduring mood symptoms, which do not easily fit into diagnostic categories and may be linked with chronic trauma and or wider emotional difficulties.  In recent years, he has developed considerable expertise in working with patients suffering medically unexplained symptoms. 

Dr Economou’s approach is to work towards understanding you as a whole person and working with you towards a formulation, and potentially a diagnosis, which makes sense for you as a person. In his psychotherapeutic approach, Dr Economou is influenced by psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, cognitive and systemic approaches. He has additional training in mentalisation based therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, psychodynamic interpersonal therapy, as well as group approaches. He works with individuals, offering brief as well as long-term therapies. 

Dr Dwiwedi is an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Dwivedi utilises an Integrative Therapy approach which draws on a number of evidence-based approaches. He can draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Systemic approaches amongst others. Psychological therapy is a focussed and active process where he endeavours to work together with his patients and aim to resolve difficulties swiftly. Dr Dwivedi experiences and expertise enables him to fully understand and work with his patients to improve their life, give them the tools to deal with their challenges, and reconnect with purpose and meaning. He works in a focussed way to support his patients to get faster results.

Annette Robbins has extensive experience in the mental health field. Ms. Robbins qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 2006 at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC) . In 2012, she completed modules of the Advanced CT Masters level programme, again at the OCTC. Since qualifying she has delivered CBT to people with a variety of presentations such as depression, anxiety (GAD, panic, OCD) and psychotic disorders.Ms. Robbins is currently working in CAMHS offering supervision to practitioners who deliver low-intensity CBT informed interventions to children in schools.
She is passionate about using her skills to help others discover ways of managing their symptoms and to work towards recovery.