I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. It is important that your therapist is accredited by the professional body for the specific type of therapy they practice.
I have worked with people experiencing emotional difficulties for 20 years. In my current roles, I work as a Senior Clinician within the NHS in an adult mental health service and am a Senior Lecturer on one of the few Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Masters programmes in the country.
In both roles, I provide supervision to CBT therapists and trainees to train knowledgable and highly-skilled therapists.
I am able to tailor individual, couples or corporate work to your needs. My practice is in Marlow with private parking and flexible appointments.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy aims at reducing emotion distress by developing alternative thoughts and behaviours about difficult life situations. This in turn leads to a change in emotions, or the intensity of their impact. By developing flexible attitudes and behaviours you can cope more effectively, now and in the future. These skills build resilience to manage challenges. They are transferrable.
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT as the psychological treatment of choice for many presenting difficulties.
In my private practice, I use evidenced based CBT or counselling when working with individuals, couples and corporate organisations. Each treatment or programme is collaboratively designed for the person/s seeking help to empower them to reach their personal or professional goals.
Originally trained as a Psychodynamic counsellor, I am able to explore early difficulties that may be impacting current performance, management or relationships. I have a special interest in building self esteem and working with enduring issues.
I have offered stress-management, well-being and managing-change courses to companies invested in staff. Our work together would be a partnership focused on your own objectives and aspirations.
I am fully accredited with both the BABCP (CBT) and BACP (Counselling) professional accrediting bodies and subscribe to their ethical codes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Having worked with companies, individuals and couples I am able to offer individualised therapy that is evidence based. I am an Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. My first training was a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Subsequently, I have undertaken many specialised courses including, working with adolescents, BDD, depression, post natal depression, eating disorders, EMDR, health anxiety, OCD, panic, PTSD, self-esteem, self-compassion, specific phobias, social anxiety, supervision, and life coaching.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Fees on application.
Sessions are usually weekly for 1 hour. CBT is usually time limited, but the total number of sessions may vary. Often 6 sessions can be effective in reducing distress. However some prefer to work on an open ended basis. It is worthwhile having a review of therapy after 6 sessions.
Sessions available daytimes and some evenings
I welcome any questions regarding current issues or aspirations if you are considering a course of therapy with me. Please leave me a voicemail, text or email if I am unavailable due to clinical work. I will return your call as soon as possible.
I can offer therapy over Zoom.
Daytime and evening appointments are available with private car parking.