I am a CBT Therapist specialising in ADHD/ASD for both teenagers and adults. I offer a safe, confidential, non judgmental space. Working from a strength based approach we can work together to identify practical ways to improve your current situation.
After all that the world has been through, it is understandable that the uncertainty we are all facing has had an impact on our mental health. The gradual introduction to a 'normal life' has only strengthened some people's anxiety. This has been a difficult time for everyone, particularly those with ADHD/ASD.
I work with all, but specialise in ADHD/ASD.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on the fact that our thoughts and feelings have an impact on our behaviour. Negative thoughts can trap us in a vicious cycle and we end up going round in circles, repeating the same patterns. CBT can help us deal with overwhelming issues by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable pieces. We can work together to identify practical solutions to improve how you think and feel.
CBT can be very effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression and can be particularly effective for those living with ADHD/ASD.
What to expect:
I believe the relationship between therapist and client is of paramount importance which is why I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to help you decide if you want to work with me. I will treat you with respect, without judgment to build and maintain a positive working relationship.
Each session is 50 mins and the initial session will assess your situation and formulate how to progress. Further sessions will involve us working collaboratively to determine if your thoughts and behaviours are unhelpful, and develop strategies to help change them.
I will ask you to practice these strategies in between sessions and tell me how you got on. Eventually you will be able to employ these skills in your daily life and be able to manage your issues and prevent them having a negative impact.
I use robust IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) measures to track your well - being and progress towards identified goals, which I will share with you in sessions. You also have the opportunity to give feedback at the end of each session to enable me to tailor the sessions to your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Full-Time Youth Worker for 27 years, I have extensive experience of working with teenagers. I have worked in the field of ADHD/ASD for over 15 years and have delivered therapy to children, young people and adults living with ADHD.
I live in a neurodiverse family, and have a son with ADHD and ASD, and a husband with ADHD.
BA(Hons) Education and Psychology
Diploma in Counselling
PG Dip Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People (IAPT)
PG Cert Community and Youth Work
PG Cert Supervisory Skills for Mental Health Practitioners
OU/BACP How to do Counselling Online (CPD)
Public Health England Covid 19: Psychological First Aid (CPD)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Flexible up to 8pm to suit clients needs