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.
- 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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other anxiety problems including Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety.
Kendal - Tuesday. Penrith - by arrangement .
I offer telephone and online therapy sessions . Flexible availability.
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.