I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - with some 30 years experience - as well as being an accredited CBT Supervisor.
My services are available to individuals and couples as well as Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and Corporate clients. I have extensive experience in the fields of Healthcare. Trade Union and Student Support Services.
I offer both face to face and telephone counselling sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having trained some 30 years ago in Person-Centred Counselling, I went on to qualify in Gestalt and Transactional Analysis before moving into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 1998.
I gained an MA in CBT in 2004 which served to complement my Social Work (CQSW) and MSc in Social Sciences.
I am a fully BABCP accredited CBT Therapist specialising in :
depression; anxiety disorder; OCD and phobia work; drug and alcohol misuse; self-harming behaviour; emotional and behavioural problems; sleep disorder; health anxiety and social phobia plus LGBT issues. I also specialise in working with people on the spectrum in particular Asperger's - from age 6 years upwards. I offer couple counselling and family therapy.
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 (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
I also do career guidance and nutritional advice.
Individuals - £60
Couples - £70
Further fees information available on request
When I work
8am - 8pm Monday to Saturday Sunday appointments by arrangement
I believe that if anybody is helped to gain the right tools, it can make a significant difference to the quality of life. Why I love CBT so much is because it's collaborative, it's a joint venture, where I will learn as much from the person I'm working with as they might learn from me.