I am a fully accredited and experienced CBT and integrative psychotherapist with 14 years experience of working with mental health, both as a nurse and therapist. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, alcohol, drug addictions and other debilitating conditions such as OCD and have specialised in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for the past 12 years.
I use a variety of therapies to suit you and work collaboratively with you at all times. I work from an evidence-based framework with emphasis on holistic treatment, and provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your problems. My aim is to help you find your own path in life which is right for you and give you the tools to grow as an individual.
I believe that a trusting relationship between client and therapist is enormously important and will work at your pace to find the solutions to your problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with 10 years experience of working in mental health. I originally trained as a mental health nurse and have 5 years experience of using CBT.
I am a member of the BABCP, and have also trained in compassion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and chairwork for abuse and trauma.
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
Military related trauma (combat PTSD).
Concessions offered for
- £30 for initial assessment session
- £45 per hour session, with some concessions available.
- All cancellations require a 24 hour notice period.
I am currently taking on new clients and have availability most days. As I offer both telephone and Skype therapy, I am able to offer nationwide services.
The main therapy I use is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which looks at how your thoughts, emotions, behaviours and physical responses all interact and affect each other. It is an evidence based therapy with good outcomes for anxiety, depression, OCD and PTSD.
I will work side by side with you to help you to understand what is causing you distress and will work collaboratively to help you to solve your problems.