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MSc CBT, BSc Psychology, Diploma Therapeutic Counselling

About me

I am a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist who works part-time in the NHS specialising in eating disorders. I also work privately with my main focus and interest in anxiety as I believe it underpins most mental health disorders. This includes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic, Low Self-Esteem, Perfectionism and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Anxiety is relentless and usually goes hand-in-hand with depression. I work with my clients to lift their mood and then challenge their beliefs around worry and anxiety.

A large part of my private work is with teenagers from 13 years old. This includes self-harm,  suicidal ideation, school avoidance, depression and all anxiety disorders. I really enjoy working with teens.

I spent 18 months working with clients coming through drug and alcohol addiction then through detox and into recovery.  This type of work there is often focused on social anxiety and early trauma. I find the mix of empathy and CBT skills to challenge behaviours very supportive to clients in recovery.

Specialist training in CBT-E, which is the NICE (NHS) Guidelines treatment for eating disorders. I work with 16 years old plus for eating disorders. It is an evidence based effective treatment.

I started to train to become a psychotherapist 11 years ago and have been actively working for the last four years. Initially I trained as a counsellor and I find the skills I gained through this learning very supportive to my clients. The relationship between client and therapist is one of the most important aspects of therapy. It allows the client growth and space to challenge and change their thinking and emotional responses in a safe space.

Having trained in different modalities, I am a firm believer in CBT and how it can change peoples lives. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence based intervention and recommended by the NHS as an effective treatment for mental health disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP accredited)
  • BSc Psychology (MBPS)
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB (MBACP)
  • CREDO CBT-E training in Eating Disorders (NHS)
  • Experience in working with teenagers and adults with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Specialising in anxiety disorders in teenagers and adults.
  • Experience in working with addiction.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £85.00 to £95.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

  • CBT 50 minute session adults £85
  • CBT 50 minute session teenagers £95
  • CBT 90 minute teenage assessment plus full written report £190
  • CBT-E (eating disorder) 90 minute assessment £155
  • CBT-E (eating disorder) 60 minute session £110

When I work

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Further information

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps us understand, identify and change destructive or negative thought patterns. It is this thinking style that effects how we feel and behave.

CBT is a very collaborative therapy between the client and therapist and we work together to discover the core beliefs you hold about yourself, the world and others. 

It can be hard and quite daunting to take the first step in asking for help but if you have any questions please contact me and we can have a chat and to see if what I have to offer would work for you. 

I have a comfortable and private therapy room at my home outside Oxford. There is plenty of off-street parking and for parents of teenagers there is a local cafe and farm shop. 

I am also experienced working via Teams or Zoom. I find a blend of face-to-face and video therapy very effective.

I work Monday mornings, Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. 

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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