I am an experienced and BABCP accredited therapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Clients have CBT for a variety or reasons: it could be to help a specific mental health problem such as anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, an eating disorder or addiction. Others are going through major life events such as divorce or bereavement, and may be suffering from stress, insomnia and guilt. Perhaps you are not coping with relationship issues, or are finding your life is badly effected by anger issues, perfectionism or low self-esteem. CBT is evidence-based: proven by years of research to be effective, and is the therapy of choice for the NHS, NICE and WHO.
CBT is based on the concept that thoughts, feelings and actions are interconnected and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. By finding alternative, more positive ways of thinking and behaving, and by learning specific skills and coping strategies, emotional distress is reduced and resilience for future problems is developed.
I use a collaborative and person-centred approach to achieve client and therapeutic goals. Elements of new third-wave CBT approaches e.g. Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness skills can be incorporated into protocols.
Therapy offers a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment in which to explore your problems, find the right solutions and coping strategies for you, and to move forward. Phone 07702 521359.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc/PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Bucks New University, (Level II, BABCP Accredited)
BSc Nutritional Therapy, University of Westminster, (BANT Accredited, CNHC registered)
PG Diploma Course - Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, National Centre for Eating Disorders, (BPS and BANT approved)
BSc Psychology, The Open University
For many years I worked as a self-employed nutritionist specialising in eating disorders and obesity. In order to provide a fully comprehensive service for my clients, I went on to qualify as a CBT psychotherapist.
I specialise in anxiety disorders (health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias and OCD), depression, eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), obesity, divorce and relationship issues, and addictions.
I am fully insured, keep up-to-date with research and have regular supervision.
ACCREDITED MEMBER: BABCP, BANT
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£80-95 per therapeutic hour
I also hold Skype and telephone consultations.
During the Covid-19 period I am only holding online and telephone consultations.
Clients generally need between 6 and 20 sessions depending upon their problems.