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I am a qualified and fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist since 2010. I have been working for the NHS since 2005 and started my professional career in Mental Health Nursing.
I specialised in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for adults (18 years and above) and completed my post-graduate diploma in 2010.
I currently work within an Improving Access to Psychological Therapy service in London. I see client with common mental health problems like depression and anxiety disorders like Generalized anxiety and worry, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder to name a few.
I specialize in treating people with Blood/Needle and Injury Phobia with involves an assessment session and a two hour treatment session.
I am able to offer face to face sessions and telephone sessions between 50 - 60 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavior Therapy - Reading University - 2010
Modified Diploma in Mental Health Nursing - Middlesex University - 2008
BSc Nursing (Adult) - St John's College of Nursing - India
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Face to Face Sessions: £60
Telephone Sessions: £55 - £60
General Information about CBT
What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy with a strong evidence-base for people experiencing common mental health problems such as low mood, loss of interest or pleasure in doing things, negative and self-critical thinking, social withdrawal, excessive worrying, anxiety and panic attacks that leads to the avoidance of places or things that interfere with every day life.
- CBT focuses on the problems you are currently experiencing whilst emphasising the relationship between life events, thoughts, feelings, body symptoms and your behaviours. It helps you to address the way you think and what you do in order to improve how you feel.
- It is suitable for people who are motivated to change and interested in a solution-focused approach.
What does CBT involve?
- It is a short-term therapeutic approach involving 50-minute sessions
- In the first few sessions you will work with your therapist to form a clear understanding of your problems and set goals for therapy.
- Together you will then develop a plan that will enable you to break out of the cycles that are keeping your problems going.
- You and your therapist will set an agenda at the beginning of each session, to structure, prioritise and manage each session enabling you to get the most from therapy.
- At the end of each session, you and your therapist will decide ‘in-between session exercises’ for you to do. These are important as they allow you to incorporate and practice what you have covered in sessions into your everyday life.
- Your therapist will advise and encourage you throughout your recovery. The more you practice the agreed techniques, the greater benefits you are likely to experience.
How does CBT differ from other interventions?
- CBT and Counselling have some similarities in that they are both forms of psychological approaches aimed at overcoming psychological and emotional distress. However, the evidence suggests that CBT should be the treatment of choice for all anxiety based disorders. Counselling works by helping you understand issues and identifying feelings particularly related to low mood or mild to moderate depression.
- Although CBT does not address problems related to benefits or housing issues we can refer you to other appropriate agencies should this be necessary.
If you want to find out more about CBT in the meantime: www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available to see clients from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and the clinic space is Wheelchair Accessible.