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CBT therapist and Highly Sensitive person mentor

About me

I am mainly a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working with Depression, Panic, Low Self-esteem, social anxiety, Health Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, CFS, Chronic Pain and Phobias. I am experienced in all evidence-based practices for all the listed disorders including ERP for OCD. I have undertaken further training for 3rd wave CBT approaches, including Compassion Focused Therapy, Comprehend, Cope and Connect and long-term conditions training. I also have specialist experience with Highly Sensitive People (HSPS) and women freed from trafficking.

One of my interests is in highly sensitive people (HSPS)-sensory processing sensitivity. To find out more use the link:

HSP’s are more aware of subtleties in their practical and emotional environment, and this can lead to stress whether at home or work. HSPs have such a lot to offer us all and reducing stress keeps this. Timely interventions help increase staff retention.

My innate ability to perceive a client’s central issues quickly and to create an effective and warm dialogue helps my clients to work quickly and safely towards their desired goals (for sensitive clients it’s very important to be seen and understood as they really are).

What is HSP mentoring?

An HSP mentor has a good understanding of what it is to be Highly Sensitive and facilitates the client in finding their path toward authentic sensitive living. HSP mentors can use a wider variety of interventions and tools and may also share some of their own journey. An HSP mentor also has a good knowledge of the trait and the research that underpins this knowledge.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDIP Psychological Therapy (CBT) University of Sussex 2019.
  • PGCE Primary Education University of Winchester 2011.
  • Certificate in mentoring Highly sensitive people 2009. 
  • BA HONOURS Theatre Studies (theatre in therapy, theatre in education) University of London 2004.

I am a qualified CBT therapist accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a qualified Primary School teacher (Since 2011) registered with the GTC. I have experience of working with people who have mild, moderate, and severe mental health issues.

Member organisations


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

Highly Sensitive people


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

  • £ 75 per session
  • 40 per session fort HSP mentoring
  • £100 per assessment

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My Values

I work in a very holistic way combining a client-led approach, tailored to each person’s individual needs, goals and expectations yet firmly anchored in evidence-based practice. My background in teaching means I emphasise lifelong learning. I am passionate about empowering clients through ensuring they have access to up-to-date information on their mental health difficulties to make informed choices about their treatment. We all suffer and go through challenging moments. This is not our fault. We are not built to go through this alone and therapy can help us on the journey of human experience. I am frequently humbled by my client’s experiences and consider being a therapist to be a privilege.

Mayflower Court, 16 Banister Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2NQ

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