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CBT Therapist. (BSc, MSc, Pg Dip)

About me

I specialise in evidence-based treatments. Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) both have decades of high quality research demonstrating their effectiveness.

The easiest way to learn more about my practice and how I can help is to visit my website. There you easily book a free telephone consultation at a time suitable for you.

Here are some of the areas I routinely work with:

  • Depression.
  • Bereavement.
  • Difficulty moving from one role to another (the end of a relationship for instance).
  • Disputes.
  • Worry (Generalized Anxiety Disorder).
  • Social Anxiety.
  • Health Anxiety.
  • Panic.
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
  • Low Self-Esteem.
  • Clinical Perfectionism.
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
  • Body Dysmorphia (BDD).
  • Phobias.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

  • NHS Primary Care Psychotherapy service delivering evidence-based therapy for Depression, Anxiety and PTSD 2010 - present.
  • Ebola Psychological Support Service - Joint Department for International Development & NHS scheme; Supervision/training of Sierra Leonean workers treating the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. 2015-2016.
  • Visiting Lecturer for MSc Occupational Psychology programme at the University of Wolverhampton. 2014 - present.
  • Cruse Bereavement Counsellor working with complex grief. 2006-2008 & 2010-2012.
  • Residential Homelessness project working with complex needs. 2008-2010.
  • Young persons charity working with young people involved in both the youth justice and social care systems. 2006-2008.

Qualifications

  • BSC (hons) Psychology (University of Dundee).
  • MSc Integrative Counselling (University of Abertay Dundee).
  • Post Graduate Diploma in CBT (Royal Holloway, University of London).
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies (University of Plymouth).
  • IPTUK Interpersonal Psychotherapy practitioner training (Anna Freud Centre).

Professional memberships

  • Registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy -the largest organisation for Counselling in the UK (BACP).
  • Member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies -the Lead organisation for CBT in the UK (BABCP).
  • Accredited member of the UK Interpersonal Psychotherapy Network -the lead organisation for IPT in the UK (IPTUK).


The easiest way to learn more about my practice and how I can help is to visit my website. There you easily book a free telephone consultation at a time suitable for you.

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 (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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Face to Face, 50 minute session: £60
Skype, 50 minute session: £60

When I work

If none of the following is suitable for you, then please contact me to discuss. I can usually accommodate your needs. Monday - Wednesday: 5.30-8.30pm Thursday: 9 -11am Sat: 10am-5pm

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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