I am an experienced and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist. I provide face-to-face therapy in Kendal, South Lakes and the surrounding areas. I also provide telephone and online services across the UK.
I offer flexible appointment times which are typically for one hour each week.
I work with adult clients with a variety of psychological and emotional needs. These include:
- Depression and low mood.
- Worry, stress and anxiety.
- Generalised anxiety.
- Social and performance anxiety.
- Low self-esteem and confidence issues.
- Body image problems and body dysmorphia.
- Health anxiety.
- Panic attacks and agoraphobia.
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Why choose CBT
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence based psychotherapy. It’s a talking therapy used to help people who are experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties, most commonly anxiety disorders and depression.
CBT is recommended by NICE guidance (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) as being the treatment of choice for a wide range of emotional problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
BABCP Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist.
Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Cumbria.
Master’s Degree in Social Work, University of Liverpool.
Diploma in Social Work, University of Liverpool.
Degree in Psychology (BSs Hons), University of Manchester.
I have over 20 years' experience of working within NHS Primary Care and Social Work settings, helping and supporting individuals and families with often complex and diverse needs.
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
All new clients are offered a free half-hour initial telephone consultation to assess their suitability for CBT based interventions.
Subsequent sessions are charged at £65 per hour.
Flexible appointment times are available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.30pm.
The number of therapy sessions required varies for each individual. This will be discussed and agreed following assessment and consistent with your treatment goals.
Face-to-face appointments usually take place at my consulting room in Kendal. Where this is not possible (for whatever reason) alternative arrangements such as telephone, online or home visits can be arranged. Some sessions (dependant on your needs) may also take place out of the therapy room, for example when learning to overcome specific anxieties and fears associated with particular places or situations.
I provide a commitment to all my clients to work within an environment of trust and security. I offer a confidential service and believe that honest and open dialogue between client and therapist is central to improved wellbeing and successful recovery.