Hello I am an experienced and professional BABCP accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist offering treatment for a range of emotional difficulties. I have over 23 years experience working in the NHS in clinical practice and management positions. I am also trained in EMDR which can be used to treat PTSD.
I have extensive experience in treating:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Hoarding Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Relationship difficulties
- Health Anxiety
- Social Phobia
- Low self esteem
- Anger management
- Grief and loss
What I offer:
- High quality, professional structured CBT assessments and treatment using appropriate measures, models and strategies
- Clearly agreed client therapy goals and out of session work
- Relapse prevention plans
- Booster sessions if required
- Free 20 minute phone screening appointment to see if CBT is for you (these need to be booked via email)
My aim is for the client to become their own therapist. Sessions are structured and clear with achievable realistic goals negotiated at the initial assessment session. I am currently offering on line video treatment or phone sessions; both augmented by the use of email. I am fully insured (personal indemnity and public liability) and receive regular clinical supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since 2006 I was employed as a Senior Cognitive Behaviour Therapist at the Trustwide OCD/BDD Service at Springfield Hospital London specializing in the treatment of complex anxiety disorder. This role included clinical supervision of CBT Therapists, Medical Staff and Mental Health Nurses. I now work part time for SWLSTG in a specialist role assessing and treating Hoarding Disorder as well as offering community based CBT for people who suffer from other complex anxiety disorders.
My core training as a Mental Health Nurse commenced in 1994. I completed my Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health Branch) in 1997 at Kingston University and St Georges Medical School gaining a distinction. My post graduate training was at Goldsmiths College University of London where I was awarded an MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in 2003.
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
£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Sessions and standard assessments are of 50 minute duration and cost £75. I accept BACS payment or cheques at present.
Skype and phone sessions are the same cost. Half length interim phone and Skype sessions are £37.50.
Sessions need to be cancelled at least 24 hours before otherwise the full fee will be due.
I run a clinic on a Monday afternoon and Tuesday daytime. Due to COVID19 sessions are either by phone or video.