About me

I use a cognitive behavioural approach in my therapeutic work. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focuses on identifying thinking patterns and behaviours that may be contributing to distressing feelings. Through collaborative work, clients and I explore these thoughts and actions through a mixture of discussion and exercises to help find new kinds of responses to help relieve anxiety and low mood. CBT is usually a fairly short-term treatment and I see most clients, on average, for twelve to fifteen sessions, although this varies according to the client’s individual needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a clinical MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Goldsmiths, University of London, following an MSc from University College London in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies, which enhances my cognitive approach. I work with clients on a wide range of issues (such as depression, anxiety and unwanted habits) and I have a particular interest in OCD and phobias.

I also have Level Two certification in TEAM-CBT, a framework developed by David Burns, one of the pioneers of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. TEAM-CBT draws on techniques from many schools of therapy to tailor an approach best suited to the client's needs.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

Additional information

I work in several settings and fees vary. At Banbury Therapy Centre, a 50 minute session with me is £55.

The Banbury Therapy Centre
69 Oxford Road
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 9AJ

Type of session

In person
Online