I am a qualified Child and Adult Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience of working with Mental Health. I am very passionate about CBT and the changes it can make to peoples lives. Age is not a barrier as I work with 6 to 100 year olds!
Initially I trained as a Mental Health Nurse and after a number of years working in the acute setting starting in a therapeutic day unit delivering group and individual CBT based therapy. I then worked for 10 years with Cumbia Police providing therapy within the Occupational Health Department. It was there I trained as a CBT therapist. I have since worked at a Further Education College as a Mental Health Facilitator and went on to train in CBT for Children and Young People. I also work for the charity Anxiety UK. I thoroughly love working with people and feel honoured to be working alongside some very brave and trusting individuals.
I will work with any of the following:
Anxiety, depression, post natal depression, self esteem, addictions, phobias, eating disorders, bereavement, relationships, occupational/work related issues, stress, trauma, chronic pain, sleep problems and any other difficulty that is stopping you from enjoying life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Higher Ed in Mental Health Nursing
- BSc(hons) First Class in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- CBT in complex and Comorbid cases
- Narrative Exposure
- Masters stand alone Module CBT with children and Young People
I have 10 years experience as a mental health nurse working in the NHS working with severe and enduring mental health problems like depression, bipolar, personality disorder and schizophrenia. 10 years experience in Occupational health in the Police Force mainly dealing with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress management and family/couples therapy. I have experience of working with adolescents, including issues like school refusal, phobias, depression, anxiety, bullying, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, self harm and suicide.
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
Emotional resillience in young people
Minfulness for children
Parenting programmes for parenting the anxious child.
Occupational Health support and advice
From £70.00 to £90.00
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£90 a session -Adult
£70 a session -Child or student/unemployed
Couples or Family £120 per session
Some fees are negotiable so please contact first.
COVID 19 PLEASE NOTE ONLINE AND PHONE THERAPY AVAILABLE AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. Flexible hours available
Flexible working hours including saturday mornings and evening's.
phone/Skype therapy available.
Will see clients in own home if unable to travel (ON HOLD)
Many courses/training available, please ask for details