Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, only online appointments are available.

Delivering evidence based cognitive-behavioural therapy to children, adolescents and adults.

Welcome to Cognitive Works

My name is Dawn Nicol and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural therapist. While I am based in Basingstoke, Hampshire I also use Microsoft Teams as my online platform. This means I can see you wherever you live in the United Kingdom.

I am able to work with children, adolescent and adults using evidence based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I am registered with most major health insurance providers, or I can accept those wishing to self fund.
(Please note this is not a NHS service)

My accreditation status can be confirmed with the BABCP.

About Me

Cognitive Works Services

I work with children from the age of around 7 years onwards. There is a good evidence base for CBT with this age group and if they are younger than 7, I usually work with the parent/carer and the child, using a behavioural and/or familial intervention.

I have completed a child and adolescent post graduate diploma at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, which taught evidence based, developmentally appropriate, cognitive behaviour therapy programmes for children and adolescents. I work within the NHS as a cognitive behaviour therapist, across the 5-18 years age range.

I work with adolescents and offer evidence-based CBT to this age group. I normally work with the young person in the session and link up with the accompanying parent/carer at the end to summarise work in our session – however it’s down to personal choice, and I welcome parents/carers in the session too.

I have completed a child and adolescent post graduate diploma at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, which taught evidence based, developmentally appropriate, cognitive behaviour therapy programmes for children and adolescents.

While working under the NHS as a cognitive behaviour therapist, across the 5-18 years age range, I have worked on schools projects in Surrey that provided CBT interventions within primary and secondary schools.

I offer evidence-based CBT to the over 18’s and have worked in adult mental health services in the NHS for 16 years. I completed a CBT course as part of my first degree and have practiced as a CBT therapist since then.

I have also trained as a schema therapist, which focuses on recognising and addressing maladaptive core beliefs and patterns of behaviour and uses CBT within its model.

I am able to offers clinical supervision for CBT professionals.

I have extensive experience of facilitating and running CBT supervision groups within the NHS. I also supervise psychologists in the independent sector and in the NHS and CBT therapists within the independent sector.

Clinical supervision can be offered face to face, telephone or by Microsoft Teams, please get in touch for more information.

There is a requirement for live recording required under BABCP accreditation requirement.

Fees & Location

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic I am currently only offering online sessions using the Microsoft Teams platform or over the phone.

Face to face appointments would normally take place at (However due to Covid-19 I am only seeing clients via the Microsoft Teams Platform or over the phone) :
Worting House, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 8PY

Self-Funding: Online
£78 per session.

Self-Funding: Face to face
£88 per session.
(I am not currently having sessions face to face in the office)

Please note that 24 hours’ notice is required (preferably via email) if you need to cancel your appointment, otherwise you may be charged for your missed appointment.

Please see my terms and conditions for more information regarding fees.
Please note Cognitive Works is not a NHS service, please contact your GP if you wish to see a cognitive behavioural therapist under the NHS.

As per service level agreement (SLA) you have with your provider.

This fee includes all health insurance liaison/billing, reports, questionnaires, emails, phone calls etc.

Please note that 24 hours’ notice is required (preferably via email) if you need to cancel your appointment, otherwise you may be charged for your missed appointment. This charge would be liable by yourself, not the health insurance provider.

Please see my terms and conditions for more information regarding fees.

Client Testimonials

“Dawn provides a structured approach to sessions, using resources that have helped our daughter to focus on strategies to help her low mood. Our daughter enjoys the sessions and finds them very beneficial.”

February, 2021

“Dawn has made a huge difference in my life and has helped me with my struggle with anxiety and depression.”

February, 2021

“Dawn’s warm and approachable manner in combination with her ability to convey the techniques of CBT has given my daughter the tools she needs to finally tackle her anxiety.”

February, 2021

“Dawn, I really value our supervision. When it comes to CBT you are the one I turn to, your years of experience and knowledge are invaluable and have allowed me to grow as a therapist. We have found a way of working together that really suits me, as compatibility is important. You are professional, ethical and keep up to date with regulations that affect clinicians and what’s more you’re happy to share this.”

February, 2021

“I saw improvement over the time of my therapy”

February, 2021

“Dawn is very understanding and is helping my daughter with anxiety and managing anger.”

March, 2021

Dr B Neale, Child and adolescent consultant psychiatrist

“I have worked with Dawn in my role as an independent private Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist making referrals to her for young people needing to access therapy.

I have always found Dawn to be reliable and professional, and the families I have referred on to her have found her approachable, caring and effective at delivering CBT.  ”

March, 2021