You may be looking for a therapist for a number of reasons, and choosing one is an important part of your journey. It's important that you feel able to connect with your therapist and feel that they are committed to supporting you. I have experience and skills in helping people going through big life transitions, resulting in conflict of emotions. A great deal of my experience comes from working with people with chronic health conditions. During a first free consultation, I will get to know a bit more about what got you here, before telling you about how I might be able to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is an evidence based therapy using interventions to help you work towards overcoming your difficulties. I use a flexible approach to the treatment depending on what you'd like to get from therapy and all sessions are all one to one.
I have ten years experience in working face to face with people wanting support in improving the quality of their emotional, mental and physical well-being.
I have treated people in a one to one and group setting. My clients have sought support for numerous difficulties including PTSD, panic disorder, depression/low mood, managing chronic health problems, low self-esteem, OCD, health anxiety and social anxiety.
As well as CBT I use Motivational Interviewing and aspects of Acceptance Commitment Therapy in my sessions.
I offer a free initial consultation so that we can have a talk about what you'd like to get from therapy and from there we can discuss how to proceed with the treatment sessions. Sessions are typically weekly for 50 minutes and can be carried out face to face, telephone and online via Zoom.
Registered / Accredited
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience treating clients with numerous health conditions including COPD, diabetes, coronary heart disease, MS and ME.
My fee's are based on a sliding scale and can be discussed in detail during the first consultation.