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I aim to provide a therapy that is informed and able to work in an integrated way by combining the different theories and techniques of CBT, Psychotherapy, and Hypnotherapy and more recently EMDR for Trauma that is based on the individual needs of the client.
I have consistently undergone various training and have been proactive in researching new information to keep up to date with current developments in Psychology research.
I have also worked in the NHS in The Midlands: With adults in the Healthy Minds Team and in Solihull with the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and CBT–E (for eating disorders).
I offer online therapy as well
Online therapy is the delivery of mental health counselling via the Internet. People also know it as e-therapy, distance therapy, Internet therapy and web therapy.
Therapists and online therapy networks use a variety of mediums such as apps for texting, video chatting, voice messaging and audio messaging.
Studies have proven the efficacy of therapy via the internet to the point where it has become a viable alternative and supplement to in-office therapy.
CBT is based on the idea that the way we think about situations can affect the way we feel and behave. For example, if you interpret a situation negatively then you might experience negative emotions as a result, and those bad feelings might then lead you to behave in a certain way.
How does negative thinking start?
Negative thinking patterns can start from childhood onwards. For example, if you didn't receive much attention or praise from your parents or teachers at school, you might've thought "I'm useless, I'm not good enough".
Over time you might come to believe these assumptions until as an adult these negative thoughts become automatic. This way of thinking might then affect how you feel at work, university or in your general life.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professional member of the following organisations:
- The National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy & Mindfulness
- The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (Reg. no 002076-L10)
- The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Reg. no 2011162426)
- British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists (membership no 100102)
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.
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Hypnosis and hypno-psychotherapy, EMDR, CBT-E for eating disorders
£50.00 per session
When you contact me we will have an initial consultation on the telephone so that we can talk about what Psychotherapy/Counselling can be helpful for.
In this was we can look at a possible treatment plan together, in this way you can be sure your therapy is based around your individual needs.
If you would then like to then book an appointment face to face, my therapy room is based in the offices at Audley Builders merchants and we can arrange an appointment that fits around the other commitments in your life. Late appointments up to 7:00pm are available. I charge £50.00 a session.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to ask me anything or are unsure what therapy is right for you.
When I work
Mondays - Fridays up to 7pm and Saturday mornings and I offer later appointments of Tuesdays and Thursday evenings.
I have been in the therapeutic profession since 2007, and worked and managed teams with organisations supporting people in housing and related fields since 1987.
I also provide online therapy where this is helpful so please ask me for details.
I am qualified in Hypno-Psychotherapy, and CBT to work with:
- Phobias and fears, social anxiety, panic disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorders
- Anxiety, Depression
- PTSD/ Trauma
- Eating disorders
I have experience working with adults and young people and those who have a learning disability, such as ASD. I can help with ticks and Tourettes.
I can help you remove blockages/anxiety when studying or performing (in work, sports or drama).