COVID Update - We're now open and offer CBT either remotely or face to face in a COVID-19 secure setting. See the FAQ for futher details.


Emsworth Therapy Services helps those struggling. Whether you are someone experiencing excessive worrying, panic attacks, stressors at home and / or work, feeling low or need help relaxing, we can help you manage.


I am a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. I use CBT to help those who have become stuck and are struggling to see the wood through the trees. CBT looks at how a problem developed and how this impacts on the here and now. CBT looks at what maintains the problem and how we can look to break cycles. CBT is educational, collaborative (between therapist and client and at times, client families) and proactive.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is looking at the connection between your thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physical symptoms. CBT looks at what the problem is and how it is maintained through the interaction of these four elements. CBT is very much an interactive and collaborative therapy.

What can CBT help with?

CBT is recommended by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and is evidence based. This means that studies have shown that CBT is highly effective therapy. You might not know what the problem is exactly but feel that something isn’t quite right. Or you might have a diagnosis (either one you think you might have or previously diagnosed). Whichever it is, we can help you in most circumstances. Some of the difficulties I can help with are:


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Health Anxiety



Also sometimes called Specific Phobias                      


Generalised Anxiety Disorder & Excessive Worrying


At home and/or at work                                          

Reactive Depression


Bipolar Depression


Social Anxiety


About me

I'm Claire Gask and I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist. I received my diploma in CBT in 2015. Previous to this I was working as a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) for 5 years within the NHS. This role meant that I conducted assessments for therapy and did low intensity CBT interventions for those with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Prior to this I was a research assistant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Through working with families, I yearned to provide more care than I was able to give at the time, resulting in my training as a PWP for an IAPT service. As I spent my time delivering CBT, I wanted to further my education and ability to practice techniques I saw working so effectively. This inspired me to privately fund my training so I did this alongside my everyday job. I left the NHS in 2015 and now work both at The Priory as a CBT therapist and in my own private practice. Not many people can say they both enjoy and gain satisfaction from their job on a daily basis but I do! The collaborative nature of CBT results in a great therapeutic relationship which empowers clients to make significant changes to their lives. As an accredited member of the BABCP, I adhere to a code of ethics and code of conduct.

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

- Norman Vincent Peale


Our sessions are typically 50 minutes long.

This is very dependent on the individual and can be discussed on a individual basis.

Sessions are £70 but the initial telephone appointment is free.

All sessions are confidential except when you pose a risk to yourself or others.

Sessions can be done remotely over video or phone or can be held face to face. Face to Face sessions are in a COVID-19 safe environment. You will be required to wear a mask upon entering the building and throughout the session, your temperature will then be taken by reception staff. Hand sanitiser is provided for your convenience also. In the therapy room, I have a screen between yourself and I throughout the session. Masks will need to be worn throughout unless you are exempt. All materials will be emailed to you and you will need to bring your own paper and pen for any work done in session. All touch points, chairs etc, are cleaned between each therapy session throughout the day. If you would like to see my COVID-19 risk assessment, then please do ask.

We are not a crisis service. If you need immediate support, please contact the following:
Samaritans      phone    116123
Visit your closest A&E      phone    111
Visit your GP

What Our Clients Have To Say

About Us

Claire Gask is a BABCP accredited CBT therapist, with experience from the NHS, the Priory and Great Ormand Street Hospital.

Some of the difficulties I can help with are PTSD, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Stress and Depression (Bipolar, Reactive and Recurrent).


Emsworth Therapy Services
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2 Palmers Road
PO10 7DL




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