I am a qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner with 6 years experience. I am accredited by the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT). I have 10 years experience working for the NHS offering therapeutic interventions to clients age 16-65, experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties.
CAT is a collaborative programme for looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood). It is a time-limited therapy-between 4 and 24 weeks, but typically 16.
I am also a qualified Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Practitioner. I do not offer formal DBT, however, I sometimes draw upon DBT skills within the CAT sessions to help clients think about helpful coping strategies they can use.
Due to the current circumstances I am seeing clients via Zoom and feel I have been able to develop a real connection with the clients I have seen whilst working in this way. I have availability in the evenings during the week and Monday and Friday during the day.
If you would like to know more I would be happy to have a chat with you over the phone or you can send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner Diploma-Sheffield Hallam University-March 2014.
- Foundational Training Course in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy-British Isles DBT training, March 2016
- Dyadic Developmental Practice-level 1-Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, January 2020.
The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy
The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am located in the North West.