I am an experienced BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I work with a variety of age groups including: older adults, adults, adolescents and children suffering from anxiety disorders trauma, depression and eating disorders. I am located within Warwickshire and the West Midlands including: Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry and Warwick. I gain referrals from GPs, psychiatrists, insurance companies, agencies and clients themselves. I offer face to face therapy and therapy via the telephone and online. I also work with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and obesity. I have completed advanced training in eating disorders and obesity management, helping clients to transform their relationship with food by treating the problem holistically.
I am very passionate and enthusiastic about my field of work. I became director of Back on Track Ltd in 2016. I have worked within mental health for 21 years including mental health nursing therefore, I believe I have a sound understanding of various mental health problems. I hold a strong belief in the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy, having seen a number of clients recover from a range of problems and continue to enjoy guiding people to better mental health.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed extensive training over the years including:
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology
- Grad Dip in Mental Health Nursing
- Masters Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorder
- PGDip in High intensity Psychological interventions
- MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I also continually update my knowledge and skills by attending a number of workshops throughout the year.
I have worked for 3 years for RehabWorks part time in addition to private practice between 2015-2018. This involved carrying out telephone assessments and delivering telephone CBT to employees from various companies who are experiencing mental health problems with the aim of helping them to return to work or sustain their return to work. I have also worked part time for several years between 2009-2014 within the NHS delivering face to face and group sessions to adults with depression and anxiety disorders. Prior to that I worked full time as a registered mental health nurse within acute inpatient settings.
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
Appointments are available Monday-Saturday including morning, daytime and evening.