12-17 Upper Bridge Street
07545197910 / 07545197910
Welcome. I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist, Integrative Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist - I can help you understand and improve your mood and psychological health whether the problem is related to current concerns or past issues. I have 15 years + private sector & NHS experience working as a therapist with anxiety depression and trauma.
I also trained as a Registered Nurse and although now longer practising, I am experienced working with clients experiencing psychological problems related to physical health conditions and cancer.
An introductory assessment meeting helps you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, share what concerns you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and decide if therapy and what type of therapy may assist you. I have a private and confidential room based in central Canterbury.
CBT, Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on how your thoughts (cognitions) influence your feelings and behaviour. It recognises and addresses negative thoughts that maintain the problems you encounter. The aim of CBT is for you to have healthier thoughts feelings and behaviours, working mainly on present issues, but acknowledging they may be related to past experiences also.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends cognitive behavioural therapy for Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bulimia, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing. EMDR Is recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) for the treatment of trauma and is gathering more evidence for the use in a variety of other anxiety disorders.
Integrative counselling/therapy combines therapies to suit your preferences and the issues you encounter. It considers your personal experiences and choices. The aim of integrative therapy is to help you advance your self-understanding. focusing on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It considers your ideas, feelings and relevant moments in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or discover suitable ways of managing.
Training, qualifications & experience
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) since October 2011
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Salomons Tunbridge Wells Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). Since June 2010
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist - Integrative Psychotherapist since June 2002
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute London (UK)
Completed EMDR Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing training 2007-2009 Richman EMDR London NW6
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Physical health problems
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Counselling/Psychotherapy £50 per 50 minute session.
CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy £55 per 60 minute session.
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing £60 per 60 minute session.
I abide by the Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of the Metanoia Institute London.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Various appointments daytime and evening
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been supervising therapists from a variety of backgrounds counseling & psychotherapy since 2003 in the NHS private and voluntary sectors.View supervision profile