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:


Anxiety reduced

I was going to reply to you, and just wanted to wait a little bit before doing so to try and gauge accurately how I feel now after a week and a bit. It’s hard to know to start with, as 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 tend 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.

Highly recommended

I was sceptical that anything could help me with my anxiety because I have had it for so long. Stuart’s approach made me feel safe and relaxed and after only three sessions with him using BWRT I can honestly say that I feel totally different. I no longer feel anxiety when I wake up, I feel more confident in social situations and like I have a new lease of life. I am so grateful I found Stuart and that he helped me with BWRT. I would recommend him to anyone who has any problems they are struggling with.


Forever Grateful

When I arrived at my first session I was in a very dark place, but with his dedication and commitment, Stu has helped me to get to a place in my life I never thought possible – to feel joy and happiness, to feel confident and in control. A very much happier version of my former self.
Thank you for everything Stu.  You have helped me more than I could have ever imagined, and I am forever grateful


Thank you

Following the immense shock and feeling very distraught at the sudden death of my husband I was recommended to you by someone who had previously lost her partner. After much consideration, and following many days and nights of crying with things continually going round and round in my head, I decided to make an appointment.
The help and understanding you gave me in your particular method of counselling known as BWRT has helped me considerably in a short space of time. Thank you Stuart .



“I suffered with anxiety and fear when motorway driving for 25 years. In the last 5 years it has been impossible for me to do. After one BWRT session with Stuart, I was able to return to driving on the motorway with ease. I still find this incredible, but it seems like a permenant change. See you on the m5 👍🏻 Thank you Stuart”


Life Changing

Stu helped me to work through a very stressful period of my life in an honest, compassionate and non-judgemental way. I now feel empowered to navigate my future as a stronger and happier person. My sessions with Stu have been nothing short of life-changing. Thanks for everything. 



Stuart was professional, and was very clear and transparent in what the plan for therapy was. He was polite and respectful and provided a safe space. He provided background theory when I asked, which made me feel a lot more secure in the science of therapy. And it was very effective. Thanks Stuart



“Stuart is an outstanding counsellor. He has helped me process some very confusing and difficult emotions and psychological issues deploying a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health. Stuart is very empathetic and has enabled me to trust him with some very tricky problems and this has helped me to develop a greater clarity of self understanding. With Stuart’s help I have found solutions and clarity where I had previously been weighed down by bottled up difficulties and confusion.”


Quality of Life Improved

Stuart handled my issues with a calm, professional attitude. After one session of BWRT I was relieved of many years of severe struggles with an eating disorder, also this method swiftly solved several of my behaviour problems. My quality of life has been improved by the counselling sessions I have received. Thank you.


Thank you for giving me my life back!

I’d never heard of BWRT therapy, so I did some reading , I read reviews and thought this sounded interesting and wanted to give it a try. After speaking to Stuart we set up the 1st appointment. After a couple of sessions and I felt so different in myself, it’s hard to explain but I knew something had changed. I started feeling that I could look forward to things, and that I wanted to go places, which a few months back those thoughts would never have entered my head as I was happy never to go anywhere ever again . I’m now feeling very positive about the future and hopefully will start enjoying myself again as I used to.
My daughter’s wedding day has come and gone and what a brilliant day it was from start to finish. I was absolutely happy to have enjoyed every single minute of it. There’s no doubt in my mind things would have been totally different if I hadn’t had done the BWRT therapy; I would have got through it because I had to, but I know that I’d have probably been feeling rubbish for most of the day.
BWRT the best thing I did, so thank you Stuart for giving me my life back.


I cant thank you enough

“Lately I’ve been a lot happier, and haven’t been panicking or even feeling anxious. I’ve also been sleeping very well (which is SO amazing) and I actually feel like I am living again. Thank you for all your help with the BWRT sessions as I can now look forward to my future. I don’t know how, but you have honestly changed my life. It feels like I am no longer dragging the past around with me and I can get on with the life I want – just like the one I imagined in our sessions. I owe you the world and work is going so well they are like family to me. I cant thank you enough.”


Very Grateful

Anxiety issues can be solved if the right words are found. Stuart has the ability to find those right words. I am very grateful to him, he has really helped me.


Changed my life

Stuart is very compassionate and nonjudgmental and I would recommend his therapeutic services to anyone. His individualised and blended approach using BWRT is very effective and really has changed my life. I have had many therapies in the past but Stuart helped me to truly break free from my past and has empowered me with knowledge and techniques to help me in my day to day life.


Highly recommended

“As someone who has tried previous counselling services before, Stuart’s approach has by far been the best. Through our sessions I’ve become aware of the source/s behind my issues and able to resolve them. Stuart is very professional, always creating a non judgemental and comfortable space for us to talk. I would highly recommended his service to anyone needing it.”


Would recommend to anyone

“I have suffered with severe claustrophobia since childhood and when I was told by my GP I had to go for a CT scan, I was petrified. The last time I had one I had a full panic attack. After one session with Stuart using BWRT I was able to attend the scan and felt completely calm and relaxed. I was amazed, and so grateful. I would recommend BWRT to anyone”


Thank You

I was really struggling with health anxiety. Stuart is very easy to talk to, no ‘psycho-babble’ and helped me to get to the core of my worries very quickly. He managed to help me extract my innermost hidden emotional feelings and turn them into logical rational feelings after a few sessions, bringing me huge relief.
I have, and will continue to recommend Stuart.  Thank you


Useful and Productive!

I found therapy with Stuart to be very useful and productive. I always looked forward to my sessions. I felt so much better in myself after each session and I noticed, as did others, a big difference in me since beginning sessions.
Stuart’s honest and pragmatic approach has been great in helping me understand how and why I feel the way I do. The sessions helped me to unravel my thoughts and feelings, and BWRT was incredibly effective in dealing with feelings I previously thought I would always have and would have to live with. I would encourage anyone who needs support to work with Stuart. Thank you so much.

Panic Free

I was struggling with daily panic attacks and severe anxiety. Things were very dark and I was unsure if I was ever going to recover and stop being so afraid. However, I can now say that I have been panic free for a month. Stuart guided me through this dark period in my life. After each session with Stuart I was noticeably better, even after the first session I knew it was just a matter of time until I got to a healthy place again.

Stuart is very calm, knowledgeable and healing. Without him I would not be able to leave the house and face some of the things I have faced recently.

I have gone from daily panic attacks and being constantly afraid in my home to starting a new job, moving to a new city/home, public speaking and having the confidence to pitch a new business venture to investors. This is all in the space of a few months.

Thank you Stuart, I couldn’t thank you enough. I will take away and use the techniques you have taught me for the rest of my life.



“I’ve had various different types of therapy over the years in an attempt to solve my debilitating lack of self-esteem.  I didn’t believe BWRT could be as fast and effective as the description seemed to suggest. How wrong I was!  Only 1 day after my second session I felt that I had completely changed – like I had discovered myself for the first time in 40 years. I’m still amazed that BWRT could be so effective, but it has been for me.  I am so grateful that I am now, finally, able to live up to my potential. Thank you Stu.”


Fear of needles

I had a complete fear of injections or having blood taken, which I have had since my teens. I wanted to have my Covid jabs but I was simply unable to consider going because of my intense fear. It wasn’t just the injection, but the lead up and being in the room – I was convinced I would pass out. Stuart spent some time working with me so that I was able to get some clarity on things, which identified other issues I hadn’t considered. We worked through these using BWRT and then the needle phobia. I booked myself in for my Covid jab the next week, and I an delighted to say I actually found myself looking forward to it! I turned up, had the jab, and went home without any anxiety at all. I remain completely amazed by this and very thankful. I have recommended Stuart to my friends and family. Thank you.


A great outcome

Stuart helped me to overcome my anxiety that had been causing me problems for years. I would struggle with it on a daily basis. He worked with me and using BWRT and helped me to overcome it so that now my thoughts of anxiety hold far less importance, and so the thoughts occur less frequently. It’s a great outcome and I’m so happy that I was paired with Stuart so that he could help me get my life back the way I wanted. Thanks Stuart.


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.