I am an independent and skilled CBT therapist, registered and accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am experienced in working with adults and adolescents with common mental health disorders and psychological conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety resulting from everyday pressures of living. I work with people on an individual basis and group settings within the NHS and private sectors.
I work with a wide range of issues including depression, stress, worry, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic, social anxiety, low self esteem, antenatal and postnatal depression/anxiety, anger, health anxiety and many more. One of my specialist interests is the perinatal mental health and wellbeing of mums and dads.
Overcoming Shyness & Social Anxiety Course-Are you excessively shy, can it be uncomfortable to go out in social situations, be at work meetings or even make a phone call? Do you want to be more extrovert but just feel too anxious to do this? I am running a 7 week evidence-based CBT course which aims to bring people together in a small, intimate setting who know exactly how it feels and learn how to overcome shyness and anxiety together, learning techniques that you can put to use immediately. Please email for course dates and fees.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am specialised and developed in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), together with Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT). I am committed to ongoing professional development so I can use the most up to date evidence based approaches when working with clients. My practice is to adopt each treatment plan to meet the needs of each individual person.
I have acquired extensive experience in psychological assessment and treatment of adolescents and adults from a range of health care settings including primary care, community and outpatient within the NHS and private sector. Alongside psychological assessment and treatment, I also provide clinical supervision and teaching to other practitioners within the NHS.
One of my specialist developing interests is perinatal mental health and well-being. Within the NHS I have developed and provided group psychological treatment for postnatal depression, which has proven to be successful, and has helped mothers to reduce and manage their low mood and anxiety.
As part of The Perinatal Group Practice, I provide psychological assessment and treatment to mothers and fathers who are experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties during pregnancy and or after birth. I deliver individual and group treatment, teaching tools and techniques, including relaxation methods, which are effective in helping parents to cope with anxiety and low mood.
I am a warm, empathic, caring, flexible and thoughtful practitioner who practices with professionalism and ethics to help clients.
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
Please contact me to discuss fees for individual therapy and group therapy fee. Reduced fees are available, please do not hesitate to inquire further.
Sessions are typically face to face, 50-60 minutes. Group sessions are face to face only and are typically small in numbers, 2 hours with breaks.
I am registered with the following Insurance Companies:
- HEALTHCARE RM.
Please feel free to contact me for a 30 minute free telephone consultation.
I offer appointments on Monday evenings and Friday afternoons and evenings.
Monday evenings, Friday afternoons and evenings
I adhere to NICE guidelines providing disorder specific treatments to common psychological difficulties, depression and anxiety disorders.
My practice and experience includes:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which uses specific techniques to change the way you think and behave.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) which uses eye movements and other forms of bilateral stimulation to process and alleviate distressing memories and beliefs, in particular trauma.
Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT) which focuses on building self compassion and kindness to manage psychological distress.