I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner, offering private one to one therapy for individuals experiencing a range of emotional distress.
I previously worked in Primary Care Mental Health in the NHS for more than 10 years. I have extensive experience of working with a range of depression and anxiety disorder presentations. I have experience of working with individuals using guided self help, brief interventions, computerised CBT, telephone and online transcript sessions. I therefore try to utilise these approaches where appropriate to support people in their recovery.
I am passionate about helping people recover from mental health difficulties. I feel my strength is being able to build a supportive therapeutic relationship to allow individuals to feel able to open up and share their personal experiences.
Although I primarily take a CBT based approach to treatment I use a variety of treatment approach based on the individuals needs. These include ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness and CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy).
Please contact me and I would be happy to discuss things further with you in a brief telephone consultation to discuss how I might be able to help you. If I feel the approach I take is not the most suitable or appropriate, I have a good knowledge of other services and practitioners within York so can help make recommendations.
Training, qualifications & experience
February - October 2018 - Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) EMDR Academy
October 2015 – February 2017
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Depression. Training commissioned by Health Education England and provided by Dr Roslyn Law
April 2010 – June 2011
Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) High Intensity Interventions (CBT) University of York
September 2008 – June 2009
Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Advanced Practitioner Interventions for Primary Care Mental Health University of Manchester
September 2006 – October 2007
Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Advanced Practitioner Interventions for Primary Care Mental Health University of Manchester
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
From £70.00 to £85.00
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£85 for 90 minute Assessment. £70 per treatment session lasting 50-60 minutes.
If extended sessions needed for EMDR £80 for 90minute sessions (discussed and agreed in advance).
Tuesday - Friday 9-5pm (some after 5pm appointments available but often limited)
I am offering socially distanced face to face appointments as well as online sessions.