MSc, MBACP, EMDR-UK, UKPTS
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I believe that each person is a unique individual and ensure that therapy is designed to fit the individual, rather than trying to impose a particular approach or model on the person. I often begin with a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused approaches, which means that sessions are future-focused, strengths-based and goal-oriented, and add in other techniques as needed.
I am the director and co-founder of Integrative Cognitive Solutions Limited (ICS Ltd), which I run with my husband. At ICS we view each individual on a holistic basis. After careful assessment, I work with each client to develop a treatment plan to address their specific goals. Our professional Assessment Procedure forms the basis for this carefully constructed treatment programme. All options are discussed with the client and they remain an active participant throughout the counselling process.
I started my career as a Social Worker in the Trauma and Abuse unit in the USA. I have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field.
Training, qualifications & experience
Supervisor, trainer, university lecturer and author of numerous accredited counselling courses. Consultant traumatologist for insurance and legal cases.
MSc.in Mental Health (Kings College School of Medicine/ Institute of Psychiatry). Cognitive approaches studied: CBT and CAT.
Diploma in Trauma and Abuse (Dip. PICT)
EMDR practitioner (Levels I, II & III)
Clinical Hypnotherapist - GHR
Additional specialised training includes Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy,International Trauma Institute, Trauma Focussed CBT for PTSD, Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP, for chronic depression), Cognitive Behaviour Practice with Trauma and Abuse, Lifespan Integration, and Behavioural Activation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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I am a member of many professional bodies including MBACP, EMDR UK, NCP Fellow, ISTSS, CNHC, PSA, and GHR.