Taking that first step in seeking help can be very anxiety-provoking. I offer a warm welcome and pleasant environment where you can privately and confidentially discuss any aspect of the difficulties you are experiencing. With over 13 years' experience of working with a diverse range of clients presenting with emotional and psychological difficulties, I can provide a safe space to help you to feel relaxed and at ease. I am qualified in Counselling, CBT and Hypnotherapy as well as being trained in EMDR. My broad range of therapeutic skills and experience enables me to offer you a choice of treatments for a variety of problems. Therapy is tailored to your own individual needs, enabling you to work at the pace which is right for you. I have worked in both the private and voluntary sector as well as the NHS. My work in primary care mental health services over the last 11 years has provided me with an in-depth understanding and experience of working with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders, including PTSD, generalised anxiety and phobias.
CBT is a brief NICE recommended treatment for depression and anxiety. It is a proactive therapy which helps clients to have a better understanding of their difficulties, focusing particularly on those factors which are helping to maintain the problem. I work collaboratively with clients on changing the unhelpful beliefs, thinking patterns and behaviours which keep clients stuck. CBT also offers a toolkit for managing stress.
Counselling provides clients with a space to explore and gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their feelings and the difficulties they are experiencing. It can provide useful insights into self-sabotaging behaviours and unhelpful patterns in relationships, thus facilitating change and personal growth. Counselling can be short or long-term.
A state of deep relaxation is induced during which other therapeutic strategies are implemented in order to facilitate cognitive, behavioural, emotional and physiological changes in accordance with the client's specified goal.
EMDR is a NICE recommended treatment for trauma. It can also be used for phobias as well as other common mental health problems. It uses bilateral stimulation through eye movements, audio or tactile means with dual attention to facilitate the processing of distressing memories or triggers.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma CBT (BABCP accred)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (MBACP)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (NCH registered)
EMDR (EMDR Assoc UK and Ireland)
Also trained in:
CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy)
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
REBT (Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy)
I worked in the private and voluntary sector offering counselling from 2007; during the last 10 years I have been working in NHS mental health services providing CBT and EMDR. Alongside this in my private practice I offer hypnotherapy, counselling as well as mindfulness and stress management. My range of therapeutic skills enable me to work effectively with symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, and sleep issues and other common emotional and mental health difficulties.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EMDR and Hypnotherapy £45
CBT and Counselling £45
Concessionary Rates available
Sessions are currently offered via telephone or video-call