The Manu Centre
38 Bath Road
07792 116573 / 07792 116573
Hello, I am a professionally qualified and registered Chartered Health Psychologist, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. My Chartered registration is with the British Psychological Society, and my professional status as a Psychologist is registered with the Health Care Professions Council. I am also registered and accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
I have worked in the NHS for 9 years delivering a range of therapeutic interventions to adults with a variety of mental health needs and long-term health conditions.
Introduction to the way I work
I offer NICE compliant and evidence based interventions; generally working from a cognitive behavioural therapy framework (to find out more about CBT visit http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Cognitive-behavioural-therapy/Pages/Introduction.aspx ) to individuals experiencing depression or anxiety disorders, insomnia, those seeking to manage their weight, those looking to mange the impact of long-term health conditions such as long-term pain, fibromyalgia or type two diabetes, and anyone seeking to change health-related behaviours including smoking cessation or increasing exercise.
By the end of therapy I aim to have enhanced your understanding of the issues you have chosen to focus on in therapy, to provide you with strategies and skills which you will feel confident to continue to use after therapy has ended; enabling you to become your own therapist!
I offer an initial free 30-45 minute face to face or telephone consultation for new clients where you can ask any questions about therapy and we can determine what approach and interventions may be most suitable to meet your needs and expectations.
Our first session
During our first face to face session there will be an opportunity for you to describe in more depth how your difficulties or the issues you wish to address in therapy are effecting you on a daily basis, the impact they are having on you as a person and a bit about your background and life experiences relevant to the areas you have chosen to focus on in therapy. I will ask you to begin to develop your therapeutic goals; what you would like to get out of the sessions, as well as any related more long term goals you may have. Having clear goals will help me ensure the therapy is tailored to meet and address your needs during each session. I will also to tell you more about the way I work, how we might work together during therapy sessions and to answer any questions you might have about the therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experience & Qualifications:
I have completed a number of psychological training qualifications as I am passionate about delivering evidence based effective therapeutic interventions to those seeking to manage particular health and mental health related issues. Over the last 9 years I have worked in a range of mental health care and therapeutic services working with adults on an individual and group basis. Working across a range of services has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and understanding in supporting individuals to achieve and address challenging areas of their lives.
Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology
Completion of the stage 2 training course for the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology greatly enhanced knowledge and skill in working in an applied way with physical health conditions, focusing on understanding the process of health management and processes of health behaviour change related to condition management and life style choices.
Qualification awarded by the University of the West of England.
IAPT Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapies
I was selected to complete this training post in CBT by the NHS. The training post entailed a years intensive study and assessment of applied therapeutic skills.
Qualification awarded by the University of Exeter
IAPT Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies
I was appointed to this training post by the NHS and completed it whilst continuing to work in a Primary Care Psychology Service.
Qualification awarded by the University of Exeter.
Health Psychology MSc
Stage 1 of training as a Health Psychologist: Postgraduate (Master of Science) qualification in Health Psychology, awarded by the University of the West of England.
Psychology BA (Hons)
Degree in Psychology.
Awarded by the University of Winchester.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Health Anxiety
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Body Dysmorphic Dioder
- Work related stress
- Low Confidence
- Low Self-esteem
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME
- Management & living well with long-term health conditions i.e. long-term pain, CFS/ME, Fibromyalgia, Type 2 diabetes etc
- Weight Management
- Visible Differences
- Health behaviour change i.e. smoking cessation or increasing exercise
I offer an initial free 30-45 minute face to face or telephone consultation for new clients; where you can ask any questions about therapy, and we can determine what approach and interventions may be most suitable to meet your needs and expectations.
£50 per 60 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday Evenings, although I will try to accommodate requests for other times as much as possible
Types of client