Bongiwe Sibanda

BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist

EMDR Practitioner

Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Bongiwe Sibanda

BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist

EMDR Practitioner

Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist

Registered Mental Health Nurse



Reaching out for help when you are struggling with your mental health can be a daunting and unfamiliar experience for many people.

Therapy offers a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to understand and work through some of the difficulties you may be facing in order to make positive change for your future.

Each year, 1 in 4 of us will struggle with our mental health. Evidence Based Psychotherapies have been shown to be effective for a wide range of mental health difficulties people may face.

Reset Minds Therapies offers a number of evidence based therapies, which are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).


About Me

Hi, my name is Bongi.
I am a Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist, Registered Mental Health Nurse and an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapist. I have worked in the mental health services since 2009 in both the NHS and the private sector.

  • Qualification and Education:
    BSc (hons) Mental Health Nursing
    Post Graduate Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions
    Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    EMDR Practitioner Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4

  • Registered Bodies:
    Nursing & Midwifery Council(NMC) – Pin no. 08F1712E
    British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies(BABCP) – Reg no. 171161
    Member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland - SO675

  • Areas coverd:
    Online therapy via video link
    Telephone consultations & therapy

  • Location: Milton Keynes

My work and experience has ranged from working with adults, children and adolescents with complex mental health difficulties in secondary and inpatient mental health services as part of a multidisciplinary team, and as an independent practitioner in primary care services and offering digital therapy.

My training and experience working with people has helped me to understand and work with people struggling with psychological difficulties in order to support them with their healing and recovery. I am passionate about working with young people because early intervention can greatly improve the chances of good mental health into their adulthood.

I am also passionate about working with adults because it is never too late for the mind to heal from past and current experiences affecting your mental wellbeing. My goal as a therapist is to work with people to reclaim control of their own perceptions and emotions in order to thrive and live a fulfilling life.

Alongside private practice, I am in partnership with other organisations where we facilitate and deliver emotional well-being workshops to help increase peoples understanding of mental health, recognise signs and symptoms, and build a toolbox to look after their own mental health.

I undertake continuing professional development regularly and receive regular supervision for each modality I currently use in my practice.

Interests and Activities
When I am not working, I am usually spending time with my family and friends. Watching reality TV curled up on the sofa is my guilty pleasure when I am at home, but I do like to visit new places whether it’s in the UK or abroad. I have recently set myself personal fitness goals which has been great for my own mental health and discovering my potential with things I previously thought were impossible for me to achieve.

What I can help you with?

  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma (Not PTSD)
  • Anger Issues
  • Low Self Esteem/Confidence
  • Stress Management
  • Assertiveness
  • Body Image Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Social anxiety
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Health Anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
Free 30 minute telephone consultation

I offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss the difficulties you are experiencing, talk about the goals that you would like to achieve in therapy and to discuss whether I am the right person for you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is a therapy that focuses on the links between our thoughts, our feelings and our actions, recognising unhelpful patterns that can affect your mental health negatively. We would work together to understand the unhelpful cycles you get stuck in, and help you change these to develop more helpful cycles.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy

EMDR is a psychotherapy that allows you to access and reprocess negative memories and beliefs. It is designed to treat PTSD and other traumas you may have experienced at different times in your life, that are affecting you at present in order to reduce psychological distress. 

Narrative Exposure Therapy

NET is a short term psychotherapy designed to treat survivors of multiple and complex trauma. It focuses on exposure to traumatic events and reprocessing negative thoughts and beliefs generated by the trauma.

CBT Based Coaching

I often view the principles of CBT as a useful tool that anyone could benefit from to make positive changes outside of struggling with mental distress. You may want to make changes or reach specific goals that you are struggling with. This approach uses CBT principles and gives you the tools to work towards achieving your specific goals and needs.

30 minute initial consultation
$ Free half hour

To get to understand a little more about your difficulties and see if I am the right therapist for you

£ 75

A 50 – 60 minute online/telephone sessions

Virtual Therapy
I was put into contact with Bongi by a friend after realising I was having difficulties with my mood and how I was feeling. Bongi very quickly got back to me and instantly made me feel comfortable about talking to her. I was in what felt like a very heavy mindset and day to day life felt like a bit of a struggle. My anxiety levels were high and I always felt stressed. But after my session with Bongi I feel so much lighter and understand how I feel a lot better. Breaking down the way I felt helped me immensely. I now feel like I am better equipped to deal with my emotions. Bongi also provided me with the means to go back and look at what we have done in sessions which has been (and will continue to be) extremely useful.
Virtual Therapy
14 August 2023 Exploring the Power of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Introduction: In the realm of mental health treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has emerged as a highly effective and widely…


Evidence based therapy is a therapy that has been studied and tested with clinical research and has evidence showing that the therapy is reliable and effective. Practitioners are trained to deliver evidence-based therapy in line with each individuals’ needs. In the United Kingdom, The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) regulates what treatment practitioners should be offering based on the best evidence available. They also keep on top of new research and effectiveness of treatment.

Although the therapies I offer are for individuals, I can also work with parent, carers, partners or significant others around psychoeducation, improving communication and discussing the best way to support you through your journey in therapy. This can be in the form of joint sessions, or meeting with them separately. 

To get the most out of therapy, it is important that it happens frequently.Ideally, we would meet on the same day and at the same time each week.  There may be room for flexibility on occasion. Understandably there may be a week where we may not be able to meet, however if we start to have long breaks between sessions or multiple cancellations, we may need to re-evaluate whether this is the right time for you to commit to regular therapy sessions.

The therapy modalities that I offer are short term therapies with our aim towards meeting your therapy goals and ideally, for you to get to a place where you eventually don’t need me. Sessions can range from 5 to 20 sessions depending on your individual needs and the progress you make in therapy. In my experience, sometimes people have needed more, sometimes less. There is no one size fits all. Throughout our sessions, we will review your progress and work together towards reaching your goals.

Absolutely. Anything we discuss in our sessions is kept between us. If there is any information that I think would be helpful to share, for example, with your GP, we would have that discussion first and I would need your consent to do so. There are exceptions however, mainly if there are significant risk concerns to you or to others. Please see our privacy notice for more information.

Get in Touch
  • Address: Milton Keynes, UK
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  • Phone: +447596855479
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    Privacy Notice

    Reset Minds Therapies is committed to protecting your personal data and complying with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This privacy notice explains how I look after your personal data when you visit my website or communicate with me via phone or email. I process personal data solely in order to provide psychotherapy and counselling services. The purpose of this statement is to let you know what personal information I collect and hold, why I collect this data and how long it is kept.

    Information about you

    I collect personal information from you when you enquire about my therapy services in order to set up an initial assessment. This information includes contact details, your availability and other relevant personal information. Once a client finishes therapy, all data regarding their therapy is stored securely for 7 years, in accordance with my insurance, and then destroyed securely.

    Reset Minds Therapies use of information

    Your personal information will be used in accordance with the provision of therapy. I will not share your personal details with any other person or organisation without your knowledge and permission, unless there is a legal requirement to do so, if there is a child or adult safeguarding issue, or a perceived risk of harm. Your address, email and telephone number will be kept for contact purposes for the duration of the therapy. I may keep brief anonymised notes following each session, which will include personal details about you. These notes are solely for the purpose of your therapy and do not include your name. Personal contact information is filed separately from any notes. Any information stored electronically is password protected and any paper notes are securely stored. All notes and records will be kept for a period of seven years, as stipulated by my insurance, after which they will be destroyed securely.