Anxiety, low mood and trauma are very common and can stop us from living life to the full.


These problems make life difficult, so coping skills, resilience and self-care are hugely important tools to have in your wellbeing toolbox.


Maybe the coping skills that have helped you before, aren't working so well anymore? Maybe that feeling of being overwhelmed is happening quicker than it used to, like your resilience is starting to run out. Going to the cinema, the gym, or seeing friends used to help you relax and clear your mind, but now you're too anxious to face any of them.


And then the unhelpful self-talk: "pull yourself together", "snap out of it", "grit your teeth, and just get on with it".


Avoiding and distracting from anxiety feels like it might be the answer to your problems, but it only works for a short time. Then you're back to square one.


Sound familiar? 


Imagine feeling free to enjoy your life again, just like you used to.


We can work together to understand and overcome those lingering issues so you can enjoy a life where you're back in control. Let's face those problems Head: On.

Unfortunately I am unable to offer face to face or home visit appointments at the moment due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. I will be offering these again as soon as it is safe to do so.


In the meantime, we can do appointments via Zoom/Skype or telephone. It may also be possible to do face to face work if we are outdoors, socially distanced and wearing masks, but this can be discussed if/when relevant.

Hi, I'm Ian and I can help you to overcome your anxiety, low mood and trauma.

I believe two things: no-one needs to suffer in silence, and anxiety, low mood and trauma shouldn't ruin your life.


Working together using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) I can help you overcome problems and get back to living the life you want to live.

I can work with you to overcome a variety of common mood, anxiety and trauma problems using CBT and EMDR, including:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Road Traffic Incidents (RTIs)
    • Childhood trauma
    • Bullying
    • Violent personal assaults (including rape, sexual assault, mugging/robbery)
    • Sexual abuse, violence or severe neglect
    • Witnessing violence or violent deaths
    • Military combat
    • Being held hostage
    • Terrorist attacks
    • Natural disasters, such as severe floods, earthquakes or tsunamis
    • A diagnosis of a life-threatening condition
    • Injury or death of a close family member or friend
  • Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder
  • Worry/Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Health Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • ​Contamination/Cleaning
    • Hoarding
    • Ordering & Symmetry
    • Causing Harm
    • Obsessions (counting, distressing intrusive thoughts about violence, sex or religion)
  • Depression
    • Recurrent Depression
    • Reactive Depression
    • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Assertiveness
  • Low Self Esteem

Mental Health MOT

We take our cars to the garage every year to make sure they’re still ticking over ok and to get those nagging little problems fixed. The Head: On Therapy Mental Health MOT is the same thing, but for your mental health!

Full MOT

Not been feeling your usual self recently?


More anxiety, worry or low mood than usual? Unsure how to work on it and want some advice & guidance from a qualified CBT therapist?


This 60-minute telephone appointment is a great way for you to check in with your mental health. Gain some practical techniques to help to get your thinking and behaviours back on track and stop small issues growing into big ones!

MOT - Retest

Done therapy in the past? Feel like you’re not quite keeping on track with those techniques that were helpful? Struggling to remember exactly what it was that helped before?


Stopping doing what’s helpful once we feel some improvement is a common trap we all fall into.


This 60-minute telephone appointment can help you re-focus on your goals and recap those useful CBT therapy techniques to keep you away from relapse!

Head: On is an independent, flexible, friendly and professional service based in Nottingham and offers CBT and EMDR therapy for mood, anxiety and trauma-related problems.


We provide client-centered psychotherapy in accordance with National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. and the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies' (BABCP) code of ethics and conduct.


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