Portrait of Clea Alber Cognitive Behaviour TherapistI am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, accredited by the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). I trained in cognitive therapy in Brighton and Oxford, and have many years’ experience of working in mental health, psychological and substance use services where I have offered individual and group therapy to people with a wide range of difficulties. I also provide clinical supervision to other therapists. Prior to specialising in CBT I obtained qualifications in mental health nursing, social work and the substance use speciality.

I am both passionate and realistic about what therapy can do. My enthusiasm is based on my experience of helping people make significant changes through CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and being able to lead happier and more fulfilled lives as a consequence.


There is clear indication that the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown have affected many people’s mental health. Please go to https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/ for further information and resources.

I have continued to provide CBT during this time using video-platforms. Building on guidance and further training I have gained a wealth of experience which has enabled me to undertake therapy very effectively in this way.

Where necessary, I am also able to conduct therapy on a face-to-face basis following strict guidelines to ensure that the risk of infection with Coronavirus is minimised. Please see https://www.brightonconsultingrooms.co.uk/index.php/covid-19 for more information about this.

However, it is important to bear in mind that the necessary precautions affect the physical and therapeutic environment. I therefore suggest that any initial session will take place using video-therapy so that we can talk about which form of therapy delivery will best meet your needs, and so I can fully explain the requirements of face-to-face therapy.