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About me

I am a compassionate, friendly therapist, offering professional, evidence-based therapy, with over 20 years experience in the field of mental health. As a fully accredited psychotherapist, I provide Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focussed therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I am experienced in working with a whole range of problems and conditions, from phobia's to trauma, to OCD and depression, to name but a few. Whether you are feeling down, anxious or stressed, I can recommend a therapy that is proven to be effective. Many of the treatments I offer are supported by NICE guidelines:

I am fully accredited with the BABCP and a member of EMDR UK & Ireland. In addition, with my background in nursing, I also maintain my registration with the NMC. This ensures that I maintain the highest standards of practice, ethics and training, so that you can be confident of receiving the best quality service.

Training, qualifications & experience

Parts 1-4 EMDR, EMDR Europe Accredited Training, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust.

PG Diploma CBT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, University of Southampton

DBT: Up to Speed, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

BSc Mental Health, University of the West of England

Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health), University of Southampton

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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 (BABCP)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health Anxiety


From £70.00 to £90.00

Additional information

£70 for a 60 minute session.

£90 for a 90 minute session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

My office is in a discreet and convenient town centre location in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I have completed CBT supervisor training with the University of Southampton and can provide quality and individual or group supervision.

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