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About me


Contact Us: Email or Tel: 01752 395834

About the Psychological Services Provided:
I operate an Accredited Psychotherapy Service supporting all individuals who require mental health and wellbeing support. I utilise CBT and EMDR informed treatments, alongside mindfulness, self compassion based therapy and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy).

I work with children, adolescents and adults who present with problems such as OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD , Low self-esteem and many more conditions. have a keen interest and experience in working with members of the LGBTQI community and I approach this by helping individuals explore & work through any shame and trauma experienced in their lives.

I aim to help you develop your own skills and own tool box of strategies so that you are able to continue to manage and maintain a healthy wellbeing after our sessions come to an end. The treatment process for one episode of treatment can usually consist of between 6-20 sessions, after which clients can consolidate and utilise the tools and strategies taught in managing their wellbeing independently moving forward.

Both CBT and EMDR are now a well-established method of treatment which is evidenced based in assessing and treating a number of psychological problems. It is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as being one of the most effective treatments for emotional and psychological problems, where anxiety or depression is the main component. Both CBT and EMDR are considered to be highly effective for treating the following presentations:

  • Depression/Low mood
  • Anxiety and all anxiety related disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Agoraphobia and other specific phobias
  • Social Phobia
  • Anger and Stress management
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)
  • Trauma (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Low Self-esteem and low confidence
  • Shame
  • Assertiveness
  • Guilt and Rumination

I am able to treat all of the above mentioned presenting difficulties within my therapeutic practice in Ivybridge, or via my Online service utilising video based sessions or telephone based sessions.

I have a great deal of experience in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety disorders and Low Self-Esteem and I am currently utilising CBT and EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing) based interventions in both my private practice and my role within the NHS.


At all times I seek to offer a professional, confidential and friendly service to patients and exercise my professional skills and knowledge in line with the NHS and BABCP professional code of conduct.

Member organisations:
Registered / Accredited with the BABCP

CONTACT US: on 01752 3395834 or 07519 952114

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified NHS Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in High intensity (Moderate/severe symptomology) CBT for both adults and children/young people, (Postgraduate Diploma CBT for Anxiety and Depression IAPT).  I am an EMDR Therapist and have been trained under Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust.  I am an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) which is the professional body for the practice of CBT.

I previously studied my undergraduate degree in Psychology with London Southbank University. I have been working with people with moderate, severe and enduring mental health difficulties in a variety of settings over the past 10 years. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have previously worked within a CAMHS setting where I provided CBT interventions both for children and young people. I am currently employed part-time as a Psychological Therapist for my primary NHS service in Dorset.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBTQ issues

Trauma and LGBTQ issues

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness

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£63.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free 10 minute initial chat to anyone interested in beginning therapy with me, this is to enable us both to discuss some of the difficulties you might be experiencing and for us to ascertain if all parties feel comfortable about working together.

For CBT I charge £63 per 55 minute session which includes all administration charges and costs. Fees are payable currently via bank transfer. For EMDR as a stand alone treatment I charge £70 per 90 minute session. Sessions can be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours before, otherwise a charge may be incurred.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students


Monday to Saturday until 8pm

Further information

Online digital therapy work carried out via Zoom video based sessions or telephone, which are both platforms I utilise in the NHS currently

*Sliding scale fees available


East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Therapeutic work can be carried out via Zoom (video based sessions) or telephone

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Karl Borthwick LightStream Psychotherapy (BABCP Accredited in CBT & EMDR)

Karl Borthwick LightStream Psychotherapy (BABCP Accredited in CBT & EMDR)