I am a CBT therapist and psychotherapist and welcome working using different modalities depending on the clients needs. CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is an ideal way of working to help to reduce depression and general anxieties where specific goals can be targeted. Psychotherapy offers a different way of working and often used for longer term support.
I am married and have two young grandchildren. My hobbies include cycling, swimming, photography, guitar and even the occasional inline skating! I am currently writing a Masters paper on sensitivity issues and the possible inter-relationship with social anxiety, eating disorders, IBS and general anxiety and depression.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified and registered with the BABCP as a CBT therapist and also registered with the UKCP as a psychotherapist with a supporting qualification in hypnotherapy.
I have been working in the therapy field for around 30 years and have developed specialist interests in the following areas:
High functioning autism/aspergers and I am currently writing a Masters paper in this area
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Eating disorders including binge eating, bulimia, anorexia
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees tend to vary based on short or long term therapy requirements and I am happy to discuss on an individual basis. I am registered with the following insurance companies where the range of permitted fees is £75/£80 per session and my details will be found within their specialist provider register.
Axa PPP, BUPA, Vitality, Aviva, WPA