I am a registered dramatherapist and an 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 have also worked with adults with a learning disability and Autism alongside mental health disorders for over ten years.
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 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. Please use a contact option to arrange an initial assessment appointment in Middlesbrough.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Arts therapies
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
Individual £60 for 50 minutes
Couple £70 for 55 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have spaces on Saturday mornings. I charge 60 pounds a session. Following NICE guidelines for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treatment would usually be around 8 to 10 sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|