Caroline McSherry,Cognitive Behavioural Nurse Therapist/psychotherapist
3 Brewlands Lane
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Nurse Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I achieved accreditation after completing an Oxford Post Grad Diploma in Cognitive Therapy and the necessary hours of supervised practice. I am BUPA and AXA registered and my background profession is Mental Health Nursing (D.h.ed, pt 13) and Community Mental Health Nurse (BSc hons) with a Specialist Practitioner in Psychological Injuries (NMC Accredited). I have run my own private therapy practice CBT, Psychotherapy and Trauma Clinic, Ayrshire, for the past 11 years since locating to Scotland.
I have a broad range of experience and have undertaken extensive training in a number of approaches which allows me to treat a wide spectrum of Psychological and Behavioural Problems. I can assess your individual difficulties and use an integrative approach to therapy to meet the goals and outcomes you wish to achieve.
I have extensive experience in the treatment of PTSD (11 years solely with Military personnel working with the chief advisor in Psychiatry and 21 years in total), Acute Stress Reactions, Coaching for Adjustment Reactions (difficulties resulting in changes in any life circumstances), Depression or Low Mood, Panic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety, Phobias, Health Anxiety, OCD, Eating Disorders, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Addictions, Pain, Low self-esteem/Confidence, Anger/Anxiety Issues, Suicidal Ideation, Bi-Polar Disorder, Behavioural Difficulties, Relationship/Personality Issues and Communication problems.
I have been fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) for 11years and with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for pt 13 Mental Health training and Specialist Practitioner in Psychological Injuries for 23 years.
I have a full enhanced PVG Scheme Disclosure which allows me to work with vulnerable adults and children.
I receive regular supervision as per professional guidelines (NMC and BABCP) and am a member of the CBTers Club.
I have full business Insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience over the past 26 years working with the full spectrum of emotional, Psychological and Behavioural difficulties. I have trained and worked in an acute hospital setting for 10 years before moving into the community for the past 16 years.
As well as Individual 1:1 Therapy for adults, older adults, teenagers and older children I have run workshops with Military personnel on Deployment Stress and Management, Members of the clergy on Stress and Burnout, in-house training for groups of teachers on Stress and Burnout Ex-Military and non-military on Anger, Depression and Anxiety. I have hosted in-house training with full Mental health teams, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, G.P.'s, Social Workers and Police personnel on Identifying personal Secondary Trauma and Burnout/Stress and alleviating.
Oxford Post Grad Diploma in Cognitive Therapy
BSc (hons) CMHN
Specialist Practitioner in Psychological Injuries (NMC)
D.H.ed Mental Health Nurse
Professional Therapy/Other Training
Therapy, Coaching and Counselling approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Focused Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT and Enhanced Reliving.
NVQ 1V Management
Detection and treatment of Substance Misuse
Extensive training as a supervisor
Running Anger Management Groups
Working with Trauma and other Complex Clients
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Insomnia
Developed and run 3 day Flying Phobia Courses
Treatment and prevention of anxiety in Children
Early life Trauma and Children
Compassion Focused CBT
Mindfulness Training and Many More.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Military related PTSD
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
My fees are £50 for a 60 minute session for individuals. All healthcare companies are charged at a higher rate to include the provision of professional reports (healthcare companies only, Bupa and Axa do not have reports included).
Fees for couples or groups/workshops will be discussed upon request.
I currently offer daytime sessions 5 days per week.
Car parking immediate to office.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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