I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR trained. I have over 12 years’ experience working as a psychotherapist in NHS settings (Primary & Secondary Care) and from treating of a wide range of anxiety and depression related problems. I lecture in CBT and supervise CBT trainees at Canterbury Christ Church University.
I am committed to providing therapy in a confidential, non-judgmental space. My approach to therapy is warm but down to earth. I aim to work collaboratively with people toward achieving their goals.
I work with adults and young people. I am willing to work on a short term basis or on a longer term basis for more complex problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (ABC) 2007
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (ABC) 2010
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Canterbury Christ Church University) 2014
Training I have completed:
- IAPT Supervisor Training (University of Surrey) 2016
- Level 1, 2 and 3 EMDR (EMDR Europe accredited course) 2017
- CBT for Long Term Physical Health Conditions (Canterbury Christ Church and Sussex University) 2017
I am accredited by and abide by the codes of ethics of:
- British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have experience of working with people with a wide range of difficulties, including: depression; anxiety; stress; work related issues; abuse; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); specific phobias (e.g. needles, dentists, vomiting); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); body dysmorphic disorder (BDD); self esteem; chronic fatigue and pain; relationship difficulties and bereavement among others.
I regularly attend workshops and training to ensure I am up to date in my Continuing Professional Development.
I am an approved practitioner for Aviva, Axa and Cigna insurance
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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
I hold a current clear Enhanced CRB/DBS Certificate.