CBT BABCP(Accred) & BACP(Accred) Individuals
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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 (BABCP)
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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
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.
When I work
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.