I am a HCPC registered dramatherapist and a BABCP fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychotherapist - I support individuals and couples with their emotional wellbeing. I have private and public sector experience as a Dramatherapist and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist. My interest includes mental health, depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I also have a vast amount of experience of working with people who have a learning disability and/or Autism alongside mental health conditions.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on how your thoughts (cognitions) influence your emotions and actions. It recognises and challenges negative thoughts which maintain the issues you experience. The objective of CBT is for you to have healthier thoughts and emotions.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates cognitive behavioural therapy for alcohol dependence, anorexia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bipolar disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), bulimia nervosa, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, self harm and social anxiety disorder.
Drama therapy helps you express yourself via drama and myths. There is no need for you to possess skills in acting. Drama therapy aims to help you create emotional change.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends drama therapy for mental health conditions, psychosis and schizophrenia.
Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you face. It considers your ideas, emotions and relevant events in your life. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or discover suitable methods of coping.
What to Expect
An initial assessment meeting allows you to see if you are comfortable with me, share what concerns you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and determine if therapy could benefit you. This at the moment is on the telephone. Please use a contact option to arrange an initial assessment appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered with the BABCP - Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Training Postgraduate Diploma in Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
University of Teesside (UK)
Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Dramatherapy Masters in Drama Therapy (MA)
University of Roehampton (UK)
Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSc) University of Leeds (UK)
I have worked in the NHS and private sector for over twelve years.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual £60 for 50 minutes
Couple £70 for 55 minutes