Mental Health Specialists

Covering London and the South East & the UK via Online services

We are NHS trained accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CBT) with over 40 years of combined experience delivering high quality therapy that’s proven to works. We cover London and the South East as well as providing online therapy and Webinars. Your company could benefit from the quick delivery of therapy to enable your staff to remain in work, therefore reducing the cost of sick leave both in financial terms but also in lost efficiency and continuity.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT is an evidenced based intervention that enables change in how people think and what they do. We help develop understanding of what the old unhelpful patterns are and how to challenge these to find a new perspective. We look at how to set realistic achievable goals to encourage change. We offer Wellness Action Plans for employees to embed these strategies that have longer lasting impact.

We have a Team of CBT Mental health therapists ( HPC, BACP & NMC Registered ) available to offer face to face therapy across London & the South East or alternatively via phone, skype, zoom enabling a very convenient service for your business, you as an individual or and your staff. We also provide live Webinars –  Our full Services list

Our Mission


To be attentive and flexible to the needs of each company and deliver a package of workshops, training and individual therapy that meets those needs
To provide consistent high quality therapy, use handpicked therapists that maintain the integrity of our professional standards and clinical excellence.
To become the employer of choice for professionals seeking independent practice in the South East
To ensure we always prioritise client wellbeing and focus on client satisfaction
To deliver high quality interventions using a choice of specialist BACP accredited consultants.

Our Journey to BrainTrainersUK

Carrie and Myself were travelling on a train to a workshop in Surrey, whilst on the train we heard about the governments strategies in identifying Mental Health in the workplace. Carrie and I have known each other for many years whilst working for the NHS in our chosen careers in Mental Health and we are both very passionate about the positive effects CBT has on peoples mental health, at all ages.

We have been privileged to have seen over the years of being Cognitive Behavioural Therapists how CBT an evidenced based intervention can enable change in how people think, feel and what they do.  This has helped people to  develop  an understanding of what the old unhelpful  thought patterns are and how to challenge these to find a new perspective.

Our passion is for making positive changes to people’s well-being and the joy of sharing their journey, sharing our knowledge and experience of CBT and Mental Health  working with individuals and businesses. This was our first step in starting  our exciting journey of building our company BraintrainersUK now we working with companies, organisations and the emergency services as well as individuals,  delivering Mental  Health Workshops  that are bespoke to  staff’s needs.

As Mental Health Therapists working with the Emergency Services, with individual trauma-based CBT as well as depression and anxiety therapy. We have developed Mental Health training for prison officers to resilience training for teachers, more recently we have had the opportunity to be part of how to manage anxiety for primary school children.

What’s next for us? As clients who have worked with us in CBT they will know goals are an important aspect of therapy and we are always developing goals to achieve, we are now developing  online workshops for depression and anxiety.

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Meet The Team

Kim Friedman CBT Therapy by Registered NHS Therapists

Kim Friedman

Accredited CBT Therapist


RMN – Registered Mental Health Nurse

BSc (Hons) Community Mental health Nursing

CBT for Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders & Complex presentations in Secondary Care

CBT for Long term health conditions

BACP Accredited CBT Therapists


BACP Registered Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Nursing and Midwifery Council ( NMC) Registered Mental Health Nurse


I have over 20 years of experience in Mental health as a registered Mental health nurse and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. 1n 1999 I started my journey into Mental health nursing at Brighton University. Over the years of working within the NHS I have worked with adults in the full range of settings from Primary care to acute wards as well as working alongside the police as a street triage nurse.


In 2013 I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for secondary care Mental Health, additional to training for depression and anxiety. I also specialise in Bipolar, Emotional Unstable Personality Disorders and Schizophrenia. I have experience of long-term health conditions and the impact of the physical health has on the mental health and vice a-versa.


My years of being a NHS Mental Health Nurse have given me the tools, training and experience to help more than those able to reach the NHS I wanted to be able to help people before they became part of the system. At  BrainTrainersUK we are here for the individual, Private and Commercial businesses looking to provide a safe working environment in  supporting their employees.


Special Interests 

I have a passion in helping individuals and companies in having awareness of Mental health with CBT techniques which are evidenced based. I have extensive experience of treating a wide variety of anxiety and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Anxiety disorders including Social, Health, Generalised , OCD, Panic, and trauma focused CBT for PTSD.


Carrie Dubber

Accredited CBT Therapist


BA(Hons) – Town & Country Planning

PG  Diploma – Occupational Therapy (Queen Mary’s University, London)

PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Brighton University

Certified Eating Disorders Therapist (CPS) – National Center of Eating Disorders

Qualified in Inter-Personal Therapy (IPT) – Surrey University



HPC Registered Occupational Therapist

BACP Registered Cognitive Behavioral Therapists

I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BACP – our professional body), delivering the most up to date and effective mental health strategies with over 10 years of experience. CBT is about understanding the unhelpful patterns you can find yourself in and reversing them to improve your psychological well-being.


I have worked within mental health for many years and has seen the effect on individuals of unhealthy workplaces and how CBT can be so effective in making changes. With a mental health background in Occupational Therapy. I am able to understand the connections between physical health and mental health and how activity and connection is so important for holistic wellbeing. I have vast experience of working with groupwork and across many different mental health settings. This gives me a depth of knowledge and understanding to bring to workshops and share with attendees through BraintrainersUK.


I continue to develop my learning and understanding in the field of CBT and I am a trained supervisor for other clinicians.


I have a passion for helping individuals and companies in having awareness of Mental health with CBT techniques which are evidenced based. I have extensive experience of treating a wide variety of anxiety and mood disorders such as depression, Social anxiety, Health anxiety, Generalised anxiety, OCD, Panic, and trauma focused CBT for PTSD.


Special Interests
I have taken further training to work with people who are experiencing eating disorders such as bulimia and binge eating, and understanding the connection with mental and physical well-being. I have also trained in Interpersonal Therapy working with depression and the connection with our relationships and communication.

When choosing a Specialist in CBT Accreditation Matters!

CBT Therapy from Registered HPC, BACP, NMC CBT Therapists

Firstly you need to get the basics right….How do you know who to choose as your therapist – what helps you decide?

• Word of mouth is a good start – a recommendation of a good experience depth of knowledge and positive outcomes.

• Looking for the skills that match the problem you have – what experience do they have, what qualification and background in mental health have they got?

• Do they live locally – are you happy to see someone via a video link, telephone or would you prefer to see someone face to face. This will influence the therapist you choose.

• Cost does come into it – are you able to sustain the sessions – how much can you realistically afford – the rates for a good experienced therapist will vary – geographics will play a part in this also.

• Once all of these aspects have been considered – look for therapist’s accreditation.

CBT Accreditation BACP

Accreditation to a recognised body is an important element when choosing a therapist. It tells you that the therapist shows a commitment to developing skills and learning, as they have to prove they have reached the standard of training supervision and clinical work each and every year.

Accreditation is voluntary. Psychotherapists, including CBT therapists do not have to be accredited to legally practice in the UK – either privately or in employment, (however most employers and agencies require it). If you are seeing a therapist privately – how do you know they are working to a code of ethics or keeping up with new research or getting adequate supervision? What if you are not happy with the therapy you have received? The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) is one of the leading registration body’s. This is what they have to say…

“Accreditation means that cognitive and/or behavioural therapists have core professional mental health training or a recognised equivalent, as well as specific CBT training. Their accreditation application will have demonstrated that they meet high standards of training and experience in CBT. They also commit to maintaining our standards of clinical practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development. Accredited members are audited to ensure that they continue to meet these requirements.” There is also a regulatory strand of being accredited, so when you are looking to work with a therapist , you know they are going to abide by certain rules and you can complain to their accredited body if they are not meeting the standards you would expect or have read about in the code of practice
available in the public domain. All BABCP members agree to abide by the BABCP Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. They have a complaints and disciplinary process for members who breach these.

Check your Therapist is Registered! The CBT Register is a list of members who hold BABCP Accreditation – both Provisional and Full. Its aim is to protect the public by listing practitioners who have met our professional and training standards. It is consulted by individuals, employers and agencies and is the only way to check a therapists’ current accredited status