Your welcome to contact me for an informal chat to discuss your needs.
With 20 years experience and training in different modalities and 9 years practice as a clinical supervisor, I offer short and longer term therapy for individuals, couples and groups and clinical supervision for counsellors and CBT therapists; both high and low intensity.
What I can offer:
a) An initial assessment and then you can decide if you would like to book any further sessions.
With a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) Post-Graduate Diploma - CBT is an evidence based treatment and is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of depression and anxiety based conditions. Depression often occurs after losses such as the loss of a job, relationship or loved one. Anxiety based conditions include:
- coping with illness/chronic conditions
- generalised anxiety disorder
- health anxiety
- loss of confidence
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- eating disorders
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- relationship problems
- self image/low self esteem
- sleep problems
- social phobia
- specific phobia
- stress at work
b) With a Master's in Counselling I can provide short and long term therapy for individuals and couples with problems in their relationships, family or work.
c) Master of Social Sciences in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) - this treatment is most useful for those who have suffered from trauma. NICE guidelines recommend EMDR for the treatment of trauma. This can be an incident such as a road traffic accident or it could be attachment/relationship trauma such as neglect or abuse.
d) Clinical Supervision - Since 2005 I have provided clinical supervision for counsellors and since 2009 for low and high intensity CBT therapists. I have gained a Post Graduate Diploma from CPPC (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care) in addition to training provided by the NHS for the provision of supervision for low and high intensity CBT therapists. I have received clinical supervision from supervisor's with a variety of modalities and training and believe good supervision is crucial to feeling supported as a therapist.
I am a Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist accredited with the BABCP and work within an ethical framework in a safe and confidential environment. My aim is to offer a respectful and non-judgemental service. I have an up-to-date Enhanced Criminal Records Certificate issued by the Disclosure & Barring Service.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Science (MSc) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Pg Dip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (University of Derby)
Master of Social Science (MSc) Counselling (University of Western Australia)
Post Graduate Diploma (Pg Dip)Clinical Supervision - London
EMDR Parts 1,2,3 and 4
B.A. (Hons) Law with Psychology
Dip. Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders and Obesity
I have gained experience whilst working in the NHS, Parentline Plus and in Singapore with individuals, couples, families and groups.
Member of the Leaders Council
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me for information with regard to fees. You may be eligible to claim for treatment if you have private medical insurance as I am registered with organisations such as: AVIVA, BUPA, WPA
I understand people have busy lives and may need an appointment after 5pm appointment, I will accommodate when possible and remotely if that helps.