About me

I'm a fully-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT therapist) in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.  I welcome enquiries and offer a FREE initial telephone consultation to all prospective clients to help us consider your needs and identify whether CBT could offer a suitable treatment approach.

I am passionate about CBT and empowering my clients to help themselves through a transition from self as client to self as own therapist. I facilitate this process using a combination of CBT-specific psychotherapy training that I have undertaken, application of relevant evidence-based research related to the clinical presentation(s) in question, and use of interpersonal skills within the therapeutic relationship.

I work collaboratively with all my clients and offer a transparent, containing and authentic space.  The CBT therapeutic process actively promotes an equal adult-to-adult dynamic in which the client remains their own expert; where both therapist and client remain actively-curious about the clients' experiences without judgement, and a process that the therapist will actively facilitate using specific questioning to help develop the client's insight.  I am guided by each clients' individual goals and treatment priorities and aim to ensure all will leave treatment with valuable insights, increased awareness and a range of effective coping skills to help them maintain their own recovery and to prepare them for managing any future setbacks.

I am a fully-accredited member of the BABCP and adhere to their requirements for Continued Professional Development; Clinical Supervision; and to their Code of Professionalism, Performance and Ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally-trained as an Occupational Therapist, completing a BSc Hons degree in 2001 at Coventry University and since original qualification, have worked predominantly in the field of mental health across a wide spectrum of services including Forensic Mental Health Care; Adult Community Mental Health Settings and Early Intervention in Psychosis Services.     

I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy, at Surrey University in 2011 as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, and have worked specifically, and solely as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist since this point. 

Clinical presentations that I work most frequently with include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder,  Agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety/Phobia, Health Anxiety, PTSD,  Specific Phobias, Depressive Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.  Additional elements that frequently coexist with these can include Low Self Esteem, Adjustment issues and Clinical Perfectionism.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BABCP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Exposure Response Prevention ERP,  Behavioural Therapy,  Cognitive Therapy, psychotherapy for common mental health disorders,  psychological treatments for emotional disorders

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness

Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

All treatment sessions are for a full 60-minute duration. 

My standard fee for treatment = £70 per hour. 

Treatment Blocks (4 x 60 minute sessions) are available at a discounted rate of £240** when pre-paid and pre-booked.

Please note - for self-funding clients - I may ask you to secure your first treatment session appointment time with a deposit (which would then be deducted from my session fee, following your attendance.) I have found this necessary to introduce during busy referral periods, as this helps me to manage bookings, protect specific appointment-time requests for my clients and helps to reduce unscheduled drop-outs.    

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Hours of business - weekdays - 9am - 6pm* (latest appointment slot, being 5-6pm)

Further information

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific difficulties if you think that CBT could be of benefit to you.

Please also visit the FAQs tab on my website for additional information:

www.cbtchoosechange.com

Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Haywards Heath mainline station is within a 10-minute walk from my therapy location. Off-road parking is also available.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
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