Brain Working Recursive Therapy

BWRT® is a new therapy which provides an entirely natural way to help rewire your thoughts and emotional reactions.

It is extremely effective at dealing with all sorts of Anxiety related issues, Past Trauma, GAD, Social Phobia, Panic Attacks, PTSD, OCD, Low Self Esteem, Confidence and many other psychological difficulties because it stops troublesome, anxious, irrational thoughts before you are even aware of them.

BWRT is designed to work quickly and effectively. It is a non-hypnotic, non-judgmental therapy that does not require the client to reveal any personal information or memories. This unique cutting edge therapy combines the latest thinking on neuroscience techniques to create rapid and permanent change, without the need for any ongoing coping strategies.
The therapy involves the therapist and the client working together to change the way the brain responds to certain triggers or situations. It does this by creating new neural pathways in the brain, which can help to overwrite old patterns of behaviour.
At the BWRT International Congress in May 2018, Bradley Knight eminent Psychologist and Community Counsellor, described BWRT as the ‘Silver Bullet’ in helping people to resolve their psychological problems.
  • Benefits of BWRT

This depends on you and your situation. BWRT® is a very fast and effective form of therapy and many problems can be resolved in just one session; however some things may take several sessions to resolve.

Simply get in touch using the contact form, send an email or call.

BWRT® sessions are £60 for 1 hour

I offer a free initial phone consultation

No. BWRT® is not hypnotherapy. Technically, it is ‘Solution Focussed Psychotherapy’.

Where did BWRT come from?

BWRT® was developed in 2011 by Terence Watts and is becoming ever more popular in both the UK and around the world because of its effectiveness and speed in treating a wide range of problems.

With BWRT®, the client doesn’t have to share anything personal with the therapist, something which might put them off speaking to a more traditional therapist. As long as they can identify how they are feeling about their problems, and how they would prefer to feel, BWRT® can be extremely and quickly effective.

BWRT® is a rapid form of therapy. Most problems are resolved within a single session and even complex issues are usually resolved in 4 or 5 sessions. This can have a significant advantage over other forms of therapy which can take months or even years to achieve similar results.

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Fears or Phobias
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Weight loss
  • Stopping habits, such as smoking
  • Reduce alcohol intake
  • Procrastination
  • Low self-worth
  • Goal Achievement
  • Motivation
  • Increasing Sporting Performance
  • Exam confidence
  • Relationship problems
  • Trauma
  • Grief…
  • And many more….

BWRT Level 1: General Psychopathology

BWRT Level 1: General Psychopathology

BWRT Level 1 stops the triggers which cause irrational or unwanted emotional reactions.  “We can’t change the past, but we CAN change the way we feel about the past.”

BWRT can help with:

  • Anxiety, Stress & Panic Attacks
  • Social Anxiety
  • General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Grief, Bereavement and Loss
  • Relationship Breakups
  • Irrational Fears
  • Health Anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Fear Of Being Judged or rejected
  • Guilt/Embarrassment/Shame
  • Low Self Esteem/Self Worth
  • Procrastination
  • Motivation
  • Fear of Tests/Exams/Driving/Flying
  • Loneliness
  • Phobias
  • Anger

“When you carry around something like that every day for 5 years or so, it becomes part of you. So to start off with, I would think the same thoughts because it’s almost built-in. I noticed however that when I did, the reaction to those thoughts was less intense, and so they tended to pass quicker. The result of that is that now I don’t have them as frequently. That’s brilliant as I now feel so much better, but it also shows that given more time they should be even less frequent. What I like now is how any thoughts of anxiety seem to hold less importance.”

BWRT Level 2: Psychology of Identity and Behaviour

Here we work with ‘Identity’, where the client believes that their particular issue is an actual part of who they are…. this can often be the source of many psychological problems.

Examples are:


How can BWRT® help?

The science behind BWRT… a quick overview.

The brainstem and cerebellum together form the lizard brain that evolved in our earliest ancestors around 575 million years ago. Its purpose was to trigger action on any threat to survival. It was purely instinctive with no capacity for thought or reason. If something was a threat, it would always be a threat and in those days that was a fact.

The next evolutionary development was the paleomammalian complex that appeared in the first tiny mammals, with a much more sophisticated limbic system. The lizard brain had already existed for around 425 million years by then, and this new part didn’t replace it – it was added ‘on top’ of it. It’s much more complex but still has no conscious awareness or ability for thought.  

It’s probable that the latest version of our modern brain, the neomammalian complex, with all its conscious thinking and reasoning power appeared only about 300,000 years ago, on top of the earlier structure. It truly is an amazing organ… but it is still motivated by that lizard brain, which contains about 85% of the total nerve pathways in the entire brain! 

And here’s the science. Thoughts and impulses are bioelectric and travel slowly in the brain, so do not instantly appear everywhere at the same time. If the lizard brain encounters something that was dangerous once it sends a ‘danger’ code to the Amygdala which then generates an emotional response felt in various degrees of anxiety. 

But it takes time to get through all those neural pathways in the lizard brain and paleomammalian  complex to the conscious emotional brain… getting on for half-a-second in fact. And even if the threat is not valid (and there are hundreds of reasons why that might be the case) the reaction is already under way and cannot be consciously overridden. 

And that’s where BWRT comes in. It uses the lizard brain’s own processes to stop the impulse in its tracks long enough for the client to replace it with whatever they prefer before it reaches the amygdala. It doesn’t matter what the original trigger was – BWRT doesn’t need it. It works, it’s fast, and it lasts.