The therapy service that I provide is based upon a collaborative calm, empathic and non-judgemental approach. I am an experienced, qualified and accredited psychotherapist.
I have over 31 years experience of working within the National Health Service (NHS). I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist (BABCP). I am trained and qualified in EMDR for trauma, Schema Therapy, brief psychodynamic therapy and compassionate mind. I am a mindfulness practitioner and trainer.
I offer clinical supervision and I am currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Central Lancashire.
I also provide training for individuals and organisations in resilience, wellbeing and mental health.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN, 1993)
- CBT Certificate (Specialist Practitioner Award, 1995)
- Level One Certificate Counselling (1995)
- Diploma in Nursing Studies (1996)
- Post Graduate Certificate Management (2000)
- Working with Personality Disorder (2005)
- Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy (2005)
- Certificate in CBT interventions for PTSD (2006)
- Cert. Transactional Analysis (2010)
- Trainers Certificate Understanding Sexuality (2008)
- Post Graduate Diploma Equality and Diversity (2005)
- MSc (merit) In Advanced Practice Interventions / Psychosocial Interventions / CBT for Complex Cases (2009)
- EMDR (2010, 2011, 2012...Acc)
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Cert Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (2011)
- Cert Trainer in Mindfulness (2013)
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I have a flat fee of £40.00 per session.
I will shortly run the 8 week mindfulness program (MBCT)
Please contact me directly. I do offer evening session on a Tuesday and Wednesday but also some sessions may be offered during the working week.
I work from a therapy room in Longridge. The room is very relaxing and private. Car parking is available. If you require any further information I will always take a call on my mobile or return an email.
However, currently all therapy is provided online until further notice.
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