Please note that during the current coronavirus pandemic I will ONLY be working online, using Skype or FaceTime on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please email me for details.
I am a qualified, BABCP fully-accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with experience in managing a wide range of emotional and mental health problems. Having been a practising GP for over twenty years, in 2011 I decided to focus on working with emotional difficulties and mental health issues and, after gaining my post-graduate diploma, am now happy to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for problems including:
- Panic disorder and agoraphobia
- Specific phobias
- Obessive compulsive disorder
- Low self esteem
- Long term health conditions
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
CBT is a talking therapy, usually relatively short term, based on an empathic, confidential and honest relationship between therapist and client. The idea behind CBT is that our thoughts and beliefs are related to how we feel emotionally and to how we behave and that we can often become stuck in unhelpful patterns that are hard to break out of.
The emphasis is on working together to understand the problem you would like help with, focusing on what is keeping the problem going now, whilst acknowledging the effect the past may have had on your current difficulties.
By using CBT we aim to develop practical strategies together to help understand and manage your problems, which you can then continue to use even after therapy has finished.
CBT is recommended by NICE for many mental health problems and has a strong basis in research evidence. I will always be mindful of this but will aim to understand you as an individual and that your therapy must be flexible to be meaningful and effective for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
1987 MB BS St Bartholomew's Medical College, London
1992 Certificate in Vocational Training for General Practice, West Sussex
1992-2012 Partner in General Practice, West Sussex.
Lead partner for depression, cancer, palliative care, staff welfare, child health.
Liaison partner for local 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' service and computerised CBT.
2012 Postgraduate Diploma in CBT (Distinction) (Oxon). Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.
2012- CBT therapist in primary care setting and in private practice
2014-17 Senior Lecturer in Therapeutic Studies (CBT), University South Wales.
2014-20 Associate to Swansea University Staff Counselling Service.
2016- Therapist for Health for Health Professionals Wales
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
Chronic medical conditions, diabetes, heart problems, social anxiety
During the current coronavirus pandemic I will ONLY be working online, using Skype or FaceTime on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please email me for details.