Hi, my name is Shari, I’m a CBT and ACT therapist.
Unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable feelings are a normal part of being human. Sometimes however, we get stuck in painful vicious cycles by reacting to them in unhelpful ways. This doesn’t mean that we are broken, only stuck. If you would like to learn new ways of responding to these thoughts and feelings then maybe I can help you. I have a lot of experience assessing and treating a wide range of anxiety and mood problems using CBT. I use a range of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness tools to enhance and compliment traditional CBT. Over the years I have found this approach to be extremely effective in helping people to recognise and break unhelpful patterns, overcome problems and particularly in preventing relapse.
I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and have 22 years experience of working in the NHS with mental health difficulties in both primary and secondary care settings.
My aim is to get to know you and your personal values so we can together understand your main issues well and make sense of what’s maintaining them. Are you finding yourself hooked by unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable feelings? Then I hope to give you a CBT/ACT toolkit so that you can manage these and be empowered to make any desired changes and move forward towards a more full, rich and meaningful life.
Making a decision about therapy and which therapist to choose can be difficult, if you decide you would like to see me then please feel free to contact me by email. I'm also happy to offer a free telephone consultation prior to any bookings to explore expectations and help you make your decision so do get in touch with me if you want to chat about this.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc honours degree psychology
- Post graduate mental health certificate - University of York
- Post graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy -University of Sheffield
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma -University of York
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy supervisor training - University of Sheffield.
I am an Acceptance and Commitment therapy practitioner having completed advanced training.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a lot of experience working with emotional difficulties particularly anxieties such as OCD, social anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia and PTSD. A carefully graded exposure approach usually works best in these areas particularly when guided by personal values. You can learn how to become your own CBT therapist by making lasting changes during CBT sessions.
From £90.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Fees reflect changes in length of session and location.
I currently have some limited availability . I have more availability January 2022.