I am a fully qualified BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists. I provide my services to individuals and a number of insurers and medico-legal companies and have a special interest in treating Long term health conditions and Chronic Pain.
I have significant experience working with and studying mental health and psychology. My working experience is with adults (age 16+) and older adults. I currently work for the NHS within a Chronic Pain Service in addition to my private practice. I have had additional training working with Long term health conditions and Chronic pain, I have been a specialist in this area for 6 years. I have also had additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which I utilise and use in my sessions. I am accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. I am professionally trained to help and support many emotional difficulties including: Long Term Health Conditions and Pain, Depression, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Specific Phobias.
In addition to the individual therapies I provide, I also have experience developing and delivering group work and workshops such as stress management and improving wellbeing workshops, Pain management programmes and other group therapy. I have a wealth of experience of delivering therapies in different ways such as via the telephone and video conferencing (Microsoft Teams/ Zoom).
I am extremely passionate about my work and am committed to continuing to develop my own knowledge, skills and experience in order to enable my clients to achieve their own goals. The first part of therapy would be to hopefully put you at ease and feel comfortable. I do this by setting your own goals individual to you, managing expectations of therapy. I am always non-judgemental, empathic, compassionate and approachable. CBT is a very collaborative therapy so this means we work together as a team to work towards your goals and gain a mutual understanding of your main difficulties. This will allow us to agree a best way to move forward and address your difficulties.
Qualifications and training
Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies
Post Graduate Diploma Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health
Graduate Diploma Psychology
BA (Hons) Psychology and Criminology
CBT for Persistant and long term health conditions (including chronic pain)
Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)