Please note: BWRT is just as effective online or over the 'phone and most of our practitioners will be happy to work with you that way - so you can still have therapy without adding to any risk to health.
All our practitioners have to abide by our strict ethical code.
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All our practitioners have been personally trained and vetted by the originator of BWRT® or others appointed by the originator because of their high-level of expertise in this style of working, so you can be certain of working with a professional therapist. Only members who have passed a professional assessment of their skills will be able to show you a certificate confirming their BWRT® training.
Voluntary Provider Scheme
If you are: NHS Medical Staff, A University Student, Emergency Services, or on State Benefits, you may be eligible for professional therapy at no charge via the Voluntary Provider Scheme within BWRT. Click here to find out more. PLEASE NOTE that not all our practitioners are signed up to the Voluntary provider scheme - click here to find out who is.
These are Associate Members of the Institute and have all been fully trained and assessed for their expertise at the first level of training. They are considered competent to assist with a wide range of presenting issues but have elected to remain as an unregistered member.
Members at this grade have been fully trained and assessed for their expertise. They are competent to assist with a wide range of presenting issues, including phobias, fears and all forms of anxiety and have committed to Continual Professional Development and supervision to access the latest developments in therapy.
Registered Advanced Practitioner
Members at this grade have taken advanced training and so are able to help effectively with the more difficult situations such as dependencies, destructive habits and other deep-rooted personal issues. They have committed to Continual Professional Development and supervision to access the latest developments in therapy.
Registered Accredited Practitioner
This is the highest level of membership and the practitioner will have undergone extensive advanced training and will have years of experience of working with all manner of complex issues, from simple phobias to complicated personal issues including addiction and addictive behaviour. They have committed to Continual Professional Development and supervision to access the latest developments in therapy.
What happens in a session
During a session of BWRT®, the practitioner will ask you a few questions about your background and what has brought you to see them. The more complex the siutation, the more questions they might ask but they will not ask you to reveal any secrets or intimate details of your life that you do not wish to divulge.* It's fair to say, though, they will need to know something of your background to ensure BWRT is the right therapy for you and will advise accordingly.
This is essentially a private therapy in which you only have to be able to tell the practitioner how you feel and how you would like to feel instead. For instance, you might say something like: "Social situations scare me half to death!" and the practitioner would then ask if you can think how you would like to feel instead. If you can, they will get straight to work; if you can't, they will help you decide - and again, you will never have to reveal any details you really don't want to.*
* Where there has been evident trauma, minimal details might sometimes need to be discussed to ensure the best possible result of therapy.
It really is that simple and that private!
BWRT® doesn't use hypnosis or anything that might be considered by some to be mystical or unscientific - it is a science-based, totally grounded methodology that deals with uncomfortable emotional or psychological triggers before you are even aware of them. The practitioner will explain fully how the process works and you will have to do very little more than keep focused on how you want to be when the work is complete... and that could be the same day you started!
Please note: All practitioners are also skilled in other styles of working (not related to or endorsed by the Terence Watts BWRT Institute) so that on the rare occasion that this style of work is not the best for your difficulty, they will be able to advise accordingly and offer an alternative therapy. All BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® professional therapists have been properly trained in this specific therapy and hold certification to show this. If a therapist does not hold such certification, they may have not been officially trained by the Terence Watts BWRT Institute and may not be genuine BWRT® Professionals.