I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
In my private practice I have worked effectively with individuals with a variety of needs such as anxiety and low mood. In addition to this, I have also helped people manage trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, low self-esteem and social anxiety.
It is important to acknowledge that prior to engaging in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) the majority of clients do not know what might be causing these feelings of distress. I therefore ensure a full initial assessment to establish a clear understanding of what your current concerns are and what has motivated you to seek therapy.
I use the evidence based treatment model of CBT which is based on the the simple concept that what you think and do affects the way that you feel. CBT aims to break the vicious cycle that we can easily enter into by recognizing and making changes to your negative behavioral and thought patterns. By the end of therapy my aim for clients is for them to independently draw on practical ways to improve their state of mind on a daily basis. I believe CBT is a highly effective method of treating a range of issues and I have seen many of my clients reduce feelings of anxiety and low-mood with an increased self confidence.
Please call or email me if you would like an appointment. It is usually useful to have a brief chat with you over the phone prior to starting therapy to ensure CBT is the most suitable option for you. This is free of charge. Following this we would then arrange the initial 90 minutes assessment session.
I am currently only offering sessions virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions.
For more information please see my private practice website: https://yourchairtherapy.com
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- Buckinghamshire New University
- PGCert CBT Informed and Carer Supportive Practice in Psychosis- Kings College London
- BSc Occupational Therapy- HCPC registered- Liverpool University
- PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis- King College London
Membership of Professional Bodies
- BABCP (British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies) Provisional Accreditation as CBT Therapist- Membership number 161005
- Accredited Occupational Therapist by the Health and Care Professions Council
I have worked in mental health for the past 8 years as a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. In 2018, I completed my 2 year Masters in CBT registering as a CBT Therapist with provisional accreditation under the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). From 2016 to qualifying I worked as CBT therapist at Talking Therapies Southwark a NHS clinic located at Guys Hospital, London. Since qualifying, I have continued to practice as a CBT therapist in a NHS Community Mental Health team in Lambeth, London.
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
Initial assessment session (90 mins) - £120
Therapy sessions (1 hr) - £100
I am currently only offering Skype therapy during the Covid-19 restriction period. Please call to discuss.
I tend to advise my clients that we will start with 6 sessions and then review how therapy is going at this point. Sessions will be weekly with some work collaboratively set between sessions.
Private sessions are Monday to Thursday between 9:00-19:30. I also offer Saturday morning sessions at 9:00 and 10:00.