I am a Cognitive Analytic Therapist with many years experience working within NHS Psychological Therapy Services with a background in Occupational Therapy and relationship counselling. I have worked with people who have mental health problems, but also with those who are in distress, grieving or need to talk through difficult situations.
I have a room within a well respected clinic on the island, but distance or access needn’t be an issue as I also work via the internet, using a safe and confidential platform and by phone.
I always offer a free initial 30 minute phone appointment so that we can discuss what issues you would like to address, whether you feel comfortable talking to me, what the sessions will entail and an idea of how many might be needed.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy is a well researched and evidence based talking therapy with excellent outcomes for a wide range of issues. It is fundamentally a relational model and looks at the patterns of thinking and behaving we develop as we progress through life and which can sometimes contribute to relationship difficulties and mental health problems.
My approach is to work alongside you to create a joint understanding of your difficulties and use your own strengths as well as the scaffold of therapy to make changes and find ways of getting your relationships, career and life back on track.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cognitive Analytic Therapist ACAT registered with 8 years experience working within NHS Adult Mental Health Services and Private Practice.
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Occupational Therapist HCPC registered and a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists with 12 year experience in the NHS.
BSc Hons Occupational Therapy University of East Anglia
PG Dip Cognitive Analytic Therapy Sheffield Hallam University
I use creative processes such as mindfulness, art and creativity as well as more educational approaches including Dialectical Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural to enhance my work.
The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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