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BABCP Accredited, PG Dip CBT, Msc PSI, RMN and EMDR trained.

About me

I am Consultant Psychological Therapist specialising in online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).  I have over 24 years expericne of wroking in the NHS and I am a registered Mental Health Nurse.  I am based in North Yorkshire and can provide remote online therapy all over the world. 

Have you noticed that your key fears or phobias are limiting your life and aspirations?  if you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, shame, paranoia,  panic or obsessional intrusive thoughts or voices then please get in touch with me by phone or email so that we can arrange a free consultation.

Over the last decade, I have worked in the NHS in the Early Intervention in Psychosis and recovery and rehabilitation services as a Nurse Consultant specialising in psychological assessment, consultation, CBT therapy, and facilitating peer support groups for young people and adults. I have contributed to National research trials as a therapist, publications and the development of clinical care pathways with leading experts in the field of trauma, psychosis and CBT.

"Victoria is so warm, friendly and calm which out my daughter at ease.  My 15 year old daughter has been motivated to engage in CBT sessions.  She has shared the hard work they have completed with a sense of prodie.  Both School and myself have noticed a real change for my daughter who is much more confident and less anxious.  She has found a voice to express herself.  I have always found Victoria responsive and she provides feedback on work compleated and progress including working with the school to develop a support plan.  I cant thank Victoria enough and would highly recomend her. If you are at all unsure about online therapy i can say from experience it works! I wonder wheather for some young people it actually works better. Victoria you have made a huge difference for my daughter and i am very grateful".  Audrey Mother. 

I am a compassionate therapist and will work collaboratively at your pace to help build self resilience to reduce any life limiting effects of your difficulties and support your recovery goals and aspirations.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Diploma in CBT
  • MSC in Psychosocial interventions for SMI 
  • Diploma in HE Nursing (RMN) 
  • EMDR trained
  • CBT p and complex trauma expertise

I have developed specialist evidenced based expertise to help distressed adults, young people and children overcome the following: 

  • Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD) trained in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP).  
  • Social anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex Trauma
  • Phobias 
  • Psychosis (voice hearing, paranoia)
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Panic
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety 
  • Health Anxiety

If you are struggling with your mental health or know someone that is feeling distressed or overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, paranoid, suicidal or experiencing upsetting self-critical thoughts or voices or noticing urges to avoid or shut down from life then please get in touch so that we can begin to help you overcome your difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BABCP

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.

Fees

From £80.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • WPA

Additional information

Fees are payable in advance of the session. 

When I work

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I am able to offer flexible sessions (weekends/evenings) depending on individual preferences or evenings for after school.

Sessions are normally 50/60 minutes using Microsoft teams or Skype.

Cherrytree Farm, The Green, Crakehall, Bedale, DL8 1HQ

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online

I am a BABCP Accredited therapist. In my role in the NHS i provided supervision to trainee therapists/psychologists undergoing CBT training.

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