I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP Accredited) with over 7 years of experience in the field of Psychology. I am experienced in working with individuals with a wide range of anxiety and depression related issues. I also have extensive experience in working with people with interpersonal difficulties and/or addiction issues. In addition to working in private practice, I am employed by the NHS. I am also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
My primary goal is to help you understand, manage and overcome your difficulties as well as to equip you with various tools to prevent a future relapse. In other words, I help you become your own therapist. The essence of my work is to develop a strong relationship with you based on empathy, active listening, acceptance and collaboration.
The main therapeutic model I use in my practice is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on achieving specific results within a defined time period and is based on proven research evidence. I also use Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and techniques from Schema-focused cognitive therapy for people with personality disorder traits. Moreover, I often use Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) in order to help people process unresolved trauma or any other distressing memories. I may also use Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), which is a highly structured and time-limited approach for individuals with depressive symptoms and interpersonal problems.
I work with individuals, couples and families and I offer short-term, long-term, or open-ended therapy depending on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA in Psychology, Cyprus College
MSc in Addiction Studies, King's College (distinction)
MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (distinction)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Level A, University of Surrey IPT Centre, October 2017.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Richman EMDR Training (part 1,2 & 3), 2017.
Expert Witness Training: Excellence in Report Writing- Written Evidence, Bond Solon, May 2017.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy, The Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, 2013.
Group Facilitation Skills, The Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, 2013.
Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorders, Jeffrey Young, 2012.
Issues I work with: anxiety, depression, addictions, panic attacks, specific phobias, work-related stress, bereavement and loss, relational and interpersonal difficulties, family issues, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, anger management, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), low self-esteem, perfectionism, hoarding, sexual abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), personality disorders, postnatal depression, health anxiety, adjustment issues, shame, guilt, co-dependency, emotional difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Please email or ring me to discuss the fees. I am also registered with several insurance companies, i.e. AVIVA, AXA PPP, VITALITY, CIGNA, WPA etc.
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