As a fully accredited BABCP cognitive and behavioural psychotherapist I am incredibly passionate about my work and believe that we all have the power to create change in our lives.
I will provide you with a safe space where you can begin to understand your difficulties. Using a warm and containing approach we can explore how your difficulties are being maintained and what barriers are preventing you living your life as you wish.
As a scientist-practitioner I often begin therapy by explaining the biology that drives our emotions and physiological reactions. This will allow you to develop practical skills you can use to regain control over your emotions. We will then go on to draw upon a range of approaches (CBT, REBT, ACT, SFBT, CFT) to formulate and address individual difficulties. I can also treat trauma, traumatic memories and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, fears, OCD, phobias and pain management with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy; a mode of therapy which uses bilateral stimulations to combat problematic memory patterns at a neurological level.
I can help you with feelings of depression (sense of hopelessness, isolation, lack of connection with others), anxiety (excessive worry, racing thoughts, social embarrassment), obsessive compulsive disorder (compulsions, intrusive thoughts and images), perinatal and paternal depression, post traumatic stress, phobias, low self-esteem, and anger.
I also offer one off sessions designed to teach acute anxiety management strategies for interviews.
If your difficulty is not listed above then please contact me to discuss an assessment further.
Bespoke mental health and wellbeing training available upon request.
I am a trained supervisor and can provide CBT supervision outside of working hours for independent practitioners.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Honours Psychology with Associated Biology for Psychologists
- MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology
- PG Diploma Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Experiential Introduction to ACT
- Putting ACT into practice- Intermediate level
- Skill development workshop in ACT- intermediate level
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
£70 per session (50 minutes).
If you do not attend a scheduled session, or you cancel giving less than 24 hours notice, the full fee for the session will be charged. If you arrive late for your session, the full fee will still be charged.
Other appointment times available on request.
I have over 13 years clinical experience. I began working as an Assistant Psychologist with children with profound and multiple learning disabilities and autism, and have gone on to work with violence and anger, brain injury and in primary and secondary mental health care, including crisis care. I have expertise in older adult mental health care and memory difficulties as well as specialist experience working in perinatal care, police, prison and armed service personnel. I am currently working in NHS IAPT services delivering high intensity CBT and EMDR.
I don't believe that I, or any other therapist can be somebodies 'magic pill' but I do believe that with help and support we all have the ability to make sense of ourselves and the way we think, feel, and behave.
I also believe that you have to find the right therapy and therapist for your needs and accessing support privately offers an opportunity to elicit more choice over the care that you will receive.