I am a cognitive behavioural therapist, accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. I have been a a practicing therapist for 4 years prior to which I worked extensively with clients with differing degrees of mental health difficulties in both private and public service mental health services across London, Kent and Hertfordshire.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a form of talking therapy which directly addresses unhelpful behaviours and thoughts/beliefs which are aiding in the maintenance of low mood and anxiety. Often times these thoughts, beliefs and behaviours are difficult to identify without the assistance of therapy but can present as lethargy, apathy, avoidance, social withdrawal, thoughts of self-harm, worry and anxiety to list a few.
I offer CBT in 50 minute sessions via telephone and via video call., following on from a free 30 minute consultation call. Disorders and presentations I treat include low mood, depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, health anxiety, panic disorder, low self-esteem, specific phobia and emetophobia (fear of vomiting).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a British Psychology Society accredited Masters degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate diploma in Psychology, Postgraduate diploma in Mental Health Practice and a Postgraduate diploma in Psychological Interventions Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have worked just shy of 10 years in mental health services across London, Hertfordshire and Kent both in the public and private sector. I have worked with clients with differing degrees of difficulty in mental health some who were inpatients and some who were outpatients. I offered therapeutic support and tailored care to all of my patients over the years. I see the person not just their difficulty and work collaboratively with them to help them to achieve their goals, making sure that they feel comfortable and confident enough to trust me to go on this therapeutic journey with them.
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.