I am a fully BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with and I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to people with low mood and different anxieties. I have been interested in CBT since doing my undergraduate course in applied psychology. It made a lot of sense to me as it looks at the links between people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and helps people to break cycles. It is an interactive form of therapy where as a therapist, I would be teaching you skills to help yourself. It has been shown to be effective and is recommended by NICE as being beneficial in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Part of CBT involves "homework" in between sessions where you would put into practice what is learnt in therapy. This is agreed between us. The whole idea is that you will become your own therapist at the end of treatment with a toolkit to help yourself!
I have also trained in EMDR which is another approach that can be used to treat trauma. I have developed an interest in this as well as CBT and have received positive feedback from clients. While I primarily use EMDR to treat PTSD, it can also be effective with other types of anxiety.
I recently trained in Behavioural Couple Therapy (BCT) and would be happy to accept referrals from couples who need support in improving their relationship. The focus of this work could be on the relationship distress on its own or relationship distress and depression in one or both partners.
What I offer?
I mostly work with people experiencing depression and a range of anxiety problems. I have a particular interest in depression, OCD, social anxiety, and health anxiety. I have also increasingly become interested in working with PTSD and trauma and I use CBT or EMDR to treat these problems. I love my job and since qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have been attending many workshops to continue with professional development.
I am also now trained to use CBT to work with couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties and where usually one or both partners experiences depression. If you are interested in receiving Behavioural Couples Therapy, get in touch.
How it works?
In the first session, I will carry out an assessment with you to establish what you would like help with. We would discuss your goals for therapy. I would do regular reviews with you to see how you are progressing and to decide on how many more sessions might be needed.
At the moment , I will be offering therapy on Friday afternoons or Saturdays from 9am-1pm.
I am happy to be contacted by phone or email. Why not get in touch and we can discuss it further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in 2012 and have since been working in the NHS in an IAPT service. I have worked with South London and Maudsley since 2013. I offer individual therapy to clients and I supervise trainee CBT Therapists.
Since then, I have also qualified in EMDR and BCT.
Prior to my CBT training, I qualified with a BA and MSc in Applied Psychology and thereafter worked as a Graduate Mental Health Worker and assistant psychologist in the NHS.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Behavioural Couple Therapy
I can offer therapy on Friday afternoons and some Saturday mornings but can at times also do a week day evening. I can reply to emails at any time.