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As a CBT Psychotherapist I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of psychological and emotional difficulties. I am adaptive in my approach, I would aim to adapt myself and the therapy to you and your specific problem. It is important to me that you would feel in a safe and non-judgemental space to work collaboratively at a pace that feels right for you.
I offer 1:1 CBT to 18 year olds and over via video link or telephone depending on your preference. Appointments available on Fridays (am/pm/evening) & some weekday evenings.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy. CBT is an evidence based psychological therapy recommended in NICE guidance as a first line approach for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression. I am experienced in applying CBT to the following areas:
Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Loss and bereavement
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
I am passionate about CBT and have observed how effective it is. I particularly value the collaborative and experiential nature of CBT. In CBT the term 'shoulder to shoulder working' is used to describe the collaboration between therapist and client working side by side sharing equally valuable knowledge, ideas and experiences which can aid all stages of the therapy. I would value and encourage your contributions throughout our work together. I also value the experiential nature of CBT. Techniques in CBT are designed to bring about cognitive and/ or behavioural change. The experiential nature of CBT can support the cognitive and/ or behavioural change and enhance therapy outcome.
Is CBT right for me?
I am mindful that you may be unsure if CBT is right for you or how it may be able to help. I would be happy to explore if CBT is right for you or answer any questions you may have. Please email me to arrange a free 20 minute initial consultation.
What you can Expect
I am an adaptive individual, I would aim to tailor myself and the CBT to you and your specific problem. The following can be used as a guide for what you can expect. I am mindful that as individuals we can differ in what we feel able to share there is no expectation for you to share anything you do not feel comfortable to do so. There may also be some variation in the pace of the sessions and more/ less time may be needed for particular stages of the therapy work we do together.
I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation. This will enable us to start to explore what you would like some support with, answer any questions you may have and to consider if we can work together. It is important that you are able to engage in a therapy and with a therapist that is the right fit for you. There would be no pressure for you to commit to further sessions following the free 20 minute consultation.
If we agree to begin working together we would then complete 1-2 assessment sessions. At the assessment stage the focus is around exploring themes and patterns connected to your problem. Specifically triggers, emotions, thoughts, feelings, behaviour. We would also explore the duration and the development of the problem.
Our initial therapy sessions will be used to develop your individual formulation. A formulation is designed to aid understanding around how your problem may have developed and what is keeping it going. The formulation will also be used to guide the therapy, we will explore the therapy goals you have and develop a therapy plan. I can provide information around the theory that underpins CBT and the evidence based strategies. In CBT there is a strong emphasis on experiential learning to promote cognitive and behavioural change which would be modelled in the session. Home practice would then be designed and completed to embed the learning. We would work collaboratively to implement the strategies, navigate any setbacks and celebrate the successes.
The number of sessions required differs person to person, I would aim for us to agree this together based on your specific problem and needs.
The weekly or fortnightly appointment would be delivered remotely via video call or the telephone. This will allow the therapy to be delivered in the comfort of your own home.
I recognise that reaching out is a significant step. I would welcome you getting in touch and be happy to explore any questions you may have.
Services, Availability & Fees
I offer 1:1 support to adults via video link or telephone depending on your preference.
Free 20 minute initial consultation
£70 per 50 minute CBT session
Availability: I currently have availability on Fridays (am/pm) & some weekday evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 10 years experience assessing and treating psychological difficulties in the NHS. In addition to 5 years of academic study I have attended numerous CPD events and obtained further training to enhance my understanding, knowledge and skills.
- 04/2021 - Present, Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
- 01/2019 - 04/2021, Somerset NHS Foundation Trus
Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
- 09/2017 - 01/2019, Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
- 11/2016 - 09/2017, Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
- 07/2015 - 11/2016, Oxfordshire Mind
- 07/2014 - 07/2015, Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust
Support Worker, Forensic Mental Health
- 06/2012 - 07/2014, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Post Graduate Diploma (University of Exeter, 2019-2020)
- Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, High-Intensity CBT
Post Graduate Certificate (Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - 2015)
- Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, Low Intensity CBT
Bachelor of Science (University of Central Lancashire, 2008-2011)
- 1st Class Honours
CPD & Further Training
- Rumination Focused CBT, University of Exeter (2022)
- Low Intensity CBT for Long Term Health Conditions, University College London (2017)
- Low Intensity CBT Supervisor Training, University of Reading (2016)
- Current Approaches to Low Self Esteem, Dr Reena Vohora (2022)
- Introduction to ACE, Trauma and Resilience, Dr Warren Larkin (2022)
- Trauma Focused CBT in a Perinatal Context (2022)
- CBT for Pregnancy Specific Anxiety and Tokophobia (2022)
- Perinatal High Intensity CBT Training, Professor Heather O’Mahen (2022)
- Working with Complicated and Complex PTSD, Dr Kerry Young (2022)
- An Introduction to the use and adaption of CBT strategies for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dr Torrey Creed (2021)
- Cognitively Focused Treatment for OCD: The Paradox of Thought, Control and other strategies (2021)
- Social Anxiety Disorder, Dr Jennifer Wild (2021)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Dr Maureen Whittal (2021)
- Panic Disorder, Professor David Clark (2021)
- Traumatic Bereavement, NHS England (2020)
- Moving to Remote Delivery of Therapy, Professor David Clark (2020)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
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
- Birth trauma
£70.00 per session
Free initial online session
I offer a free initial 20 minute consultation
50 minute, 1:1 CBT to individuals aged 18 years and over delivered via video call or telephone depending on your preference
£70 per session