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Accredited CBT Therapist, EMDR Therapist & Clinical Supervisor

About me

I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist offering therapy for anxiety problems (e.g. Panic, OCD, Problematic Worry, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, PTSD) and low mood and depression. I have a particular clinical interest and experience working with trauma.

I offer a confidential and empathetic service and place a great deal of importance on the therapeutic relationship and working together with the client to tailor therapy to meet their individual needs.

Types of therapy offered:

  • Face to face CBT and EMDR
  • Telephone and online CBT. EMDR sessions may be be available online following assessment .

I am able to offer therapy in Kendal, Penrith and in Upper Eden areas of Cumbria.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience helping people work with their emotional and mental heath difficulties both in the NHS and in private practice. I have worked as an occupational therapist, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in a variety of mental health services and psychological therapy service specialities.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • PG Diploma in Cognitive Psychotherapy - University of Durham
  • MSc Professional Health Studies - University of Leeds
  • PG Diploma In Clinical Supervision - University of Derby
  • EMDR - Level 1, 2 & 3 - EMDR Association UK & Ireland
  • BABCP Practitioner Accreditation
  • BABCP Clinical Supervisor Accreditation
  • Member of British Psychological Society

I receive regular clinical supervision and ensure I continually develop my practice and skills. I adhere to the standards and code of conduct of the BABCP including safeguarding, risk management and the management of sensitive personal data.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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

Other anxiety problems including Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety.


Additional information

£70 for a 1 hour therapy session.

When I work

Kendal - Tuesday. Penrith - by arrangement .

I offer telephone and online therapy sessions . Flexible availability.

Further information

In addition to direct clinical work I have a particular interest in clinical supervision and facilitating the learning and support of therapists. I have clinical supervision training and have many years of clinical supervisor experience both in the NHS and in private practice. I have undertaken clinical supervision training and attend supervisor update training on a regular basis. I am a BABCP accredited clinical supervisor.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss your supervision needs.

Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4PU

Penrith, Cumbria, CA11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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 access available at Kendal venue.

Additional languages



In person

In addition to direct clinical work I have a particular interest in clinical supervision.

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