BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist- Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist- EMDR Therapist- Trauma Specialist- Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor on CBT MSc at Goldsmith's University, London- Group Clinical Supervisor for Psychotherapists working on Covid NHS Frontline
With a realistic understanding of modern-life and the pressures that it brings, I offer a creative, compassionate, and pro-active approach to therapy which values openness, self-reflection, and the desire to change. I help clients to understand their difficulties, what brought them to where they are now, be that in life or emotionally and I support them to overcome the complex flux of thoughts, emotions, and behaviour which causes them distress or discomfort. I help people to make sense of what can otherwise sometimes feel very overwhelming, confusing or even if someone perhaps just does not know where to start with it. You don’t need to know where to start.
LIFE IS HARD. If logical thinking could solve the confusion and distress that comes with it then I certainly wouldn’t be typing this now and you would not be reading it- emotions can sometimes inexplicably take over and leave us feeling at a loss as to what to do or how to help ourselves.
Helping clients to understand and overcome how trauma and pain from the past can play out in the present is an extremely rewarding and privileged position to be in and something I have always found deeply fulfilling.
Therapy is not a magic wand, but it certainly has lightbulb moments and can bring about long-lasting meaningful change to help people live more present and joyful lives.
My expertise in working with people to help them to reach their goals and live more meaningful lives stems from a desire to help people who for whatever reason have found that their life has not turned out how they had hoped. As a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner, with over 12 years’ experience of extensive training and working in the NHS, I provide evidence-based psychotherapy which emphasises the use of theoretical and practical therapy approaches which have a solid research-base behind them. I draw upon cutting-edge techniques which are proven to get results and are recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).
As an accredited psychotherapist specializing in CBT and EMDR, I am able to work with a wide range of difficulties, diagnoses and psychological distress. CBT and EMDR are theoretically and therapeutically quite different approaches and work quite differently in the therapy room, but for my therapy practice have proved to be extremely good bedfellows; combining logic, strategy and planning with deep emotional and belief shifts. Being skilled at integrating the two approaches also allows for flexibility throughout the therapy journey and creates responsive psychotherapeutic experiences which can be truly transformational.
As a Psychosexual Therapist I have worked both in the NHS and privately with clients presenting with a wide range of relationship and sexual difficulties both as individuals and in couples.
I invite my clients to become curious about themselves and how they interpret and respond to others and the world around them; cultivating a stance of self-acceptance and commitment to overcoming psychological distress and unhelpful behaviour.
I work with a wide range of psychological disorders including:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Psychosexual problems (including problems associated with Menopause)
Specific Phobias (e.g. animals)
Skin picking/Hair pulling (tricotillomania/dermatillomania)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Low Self Esteem
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychology BSC - University of Exeter
- Primary Care Mental Health Practice PG Cert- University of Central Lancashire
- Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders and Depression PG Dip- University of Southampton
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)- Richman EMDR Training
- Psychosexual and Relationship Psychotherapy- London Diploma/Middlesex University
- Couple Dynamics training
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free 15 minute telephone consultation or email contact
Sessions thereafter £90
8am- 8pm Monday- Friday