I am an experienced and accredited CBT Therapist and approved Mindfulness Teacher. I have full accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and am a Mindfulness Association (MA) Approved Teacher. I have worked in a range of Mental Health Care and Addiction Services throughout my career, both as a clinician and in leadership/supervision roles. I offer evidence-based psychological interventions for individuals who are experiencing mental health conditions, in particular depression and anxiety disorders. If you want fast effective treatment outside of the NHS, call now.
Within my clinical work, I use approaches approved by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) or otherwise supported by a scientific evidence base. My central models of therapy are CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness-Based Intervention. I also have a strong interest in CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy).
My areas of special interest and experience include PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD and difficulties with self-esteem. I also work with individuals with physical health symptoms, or complicated grief, to facilitate the process of adjustment. I aim to support clients to build on their strengths, as well as to learn new skills, to overcome life challenges.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bsc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology
PGCert in Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
PGDip in Studies in Mindfulness
PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
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
My charges are £80 per 50-minute session. In some circumstances such as an exposure session or working on a traumatic memory, it may be necessary to schedule a longer session of an hour and a half or two hours but this is an exception and would simply be to allow anxiety levels to fall to normal levels throughout the session.
Payments are usually made in advance of each session by cash, online or cheque.
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Monday, Friday & Saturday - Also offer evening appointments
One of the reasons we started Mindfulness in Reading is because of the gap between the provision of mindfulness and the level of interest or need. Moreover, we have increasingly heard from people who have not been able to access mindfulness for one reason or another. Despite their interest and potential benefit to their lives.
Our intention is to start bridging this gap by bringing mindfulness sessions to the public. With the hope of allowing more people access to the mindfulness training that has so benefited our clients and ourselves by offering Free Mindfulness Tasters & 8 Week Mindfulness based Living Courses.