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MSc, PG Dip, BABCP accredited

About me

Are you looking for a compassionate therapist who can provide a place for you or your child to be listened to and also equip you or your child with the knowledge and skills to become your own therapist?

I am a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with 25 years experience of enabling both adults and children improve their emotional and mental health. I have worked in a variety of NHS mental health services including child and adolescent mental health, addictions and Psychological Therapy Services. As well as private practice I work part-time in the NHS providing psychological therapy to young people and adults who have problems with low mood or excessive anxiety.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an umbrella term that includes compassion focused therapy and mindfulness approaches. It is considered to be one of the most effective forms of psychotherapy to come along in recent years and and can provide you or you child with life long knowledge and skills.

In order to to become BABCP accredited I have undergone significant post graduate education and supervised practice in CBT with adults, children and young people.

I provide therapy at my office in Medstead just off the A31 near Alton. I can also visit clients homes and see children and young people at their school or college if appropriate. ( home visits suspended during years covid 19 crisis).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Psychological Treatment-CBT route ( Merit), University of Reading.
  • MSc Addictive Behaviour (distinction), St. George’s Medical School, University of London.
  • Diploma in Solution-focused Therapy: a family perspective, Institute of Family Therapy, London.
  • Transactional Analysis 101.

BABCP accredited (British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies).

Member organisations

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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

Exstensive experience working with children an young people.

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From £80.00 to £85.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

£80 per 50 minute session for adults and £85 for children and young people under 16 years old. .This includes all reports, questionnaires, liaison, emails and phone calls etc.

Free initial telephone consultation.

Please enquire for costs of home, school or college visits.

I am recognised by most health insurance companies.

When I work

Weekday, evenings and Saturday morning.

Alton, Hampshire, GU34

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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