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Hi and welcome to my profile! I currently offer 1:1 sessions of CBT via Face-to-Face at my therapy room, or remotely by Telephone or Teams video, depending on a person's preference.
I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a registered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I aim to provide a high-quality service offering professional, comfortable and confidential Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
What is CBT?
We can all experience difficult times in our lives that we may require help and support with. CBT is a form of psychological talking therapy, which aims to help people of all ages manage emotional, physical and mental health difficulties. It is an evidence-based treatment that is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines as the first line treatment for the successful management of many common mental health and addiction difficulties.
How can CBT help me?
When we experience distress we can often have negative feelings and thoughts (cognitions) which can influence how we might behave or deal with a certain situation (behaviours). We can often find ourselves in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and behaviours that can be hard to break. CBT works on a 'here and now' basis, exploring your current difficulties and give you effective coping strategies to be able to make changes in your life and move forward. Self help between sessions is an important part for therapy to be successful and helps to build on the knowledge and guidance gained during the therapy session. This enables the client to put the coping strategies into practice in real-life situations, maximising success for making positive life changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
MSc Forensic Psychology
PgDip in CBT
I have 20 years experience working in the fields of both mental health and addictions, providing structured evidence-based psychological treatment. Most recently prior to working in private practice, I worked as a CBT Therapist within NHS Primary Care Mental Health, providing both 1:1 and group sessions of psychological therapy within GP surgeries and other community venues. Until recently, I also worked for 5 years for The Priory and I have a specialist interest in working with drug and alcohol addictions.
During my career I have worked in a variety of settings, such as NHS Mental Health, Private Sector, Community Drug & Alcohol Teams, Prison Service, Probation, Courts and Youth Justice. I have experience of working with a variety of client groups and different age ranges from young people to older adults and also of providing both individual and group work sessions.
As a registered CBT practitioner, I am required to adhere to strict standards of practice and professional codes of conduct. For more information on professional codes of conduct, please see the websites of the appropriate professional bodies.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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
£70.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session
Session fees for self-funding patients are as follows:
Initial Telephone Consultation (15 mins) - FREE
Sometimes people are unsure whether CBT would be the right treatment for their needs. Therefore if you wish to have a brief discussion before booking an appointment, please call for a free no-obligation chat.
Initial CBT Assessment (60 minutes) - £75
This involves undertaking a full assessment of your current difficulties, including completion of a brief questionnaire, to discuss an appropriate way forward with treatment.
Ongoing CBT Treatment Sessions (50 minutes) - £70
The sessions involve structured CBT treatment using cognitive and behavioural techniques and coping strategies.
I am an approved provider of CBT treatment for a number of health insurance providers, such as Bupa, AXA PPP, Aviva and Nuffield Health. Should you wish to use your health insurance to pay for treatment, please contact your insurance provider for the appropriate authorisation of sessions prior to any appointment booking.
Cancellations of sessions with less than 24 hours notice will be chargeable.
When I work
Please note: I may be unable to answer your call, but please do not hesitate to leave me a voicemail or send me a text message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.