I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with further specialist training in CBT for psychological trauma.
I work with children, young people, and adults, who for many different reasons may be experiencing psychological and emotional distress in their lives. We will explore what direction would be helpful to take in therapy, working collaboratively to help you achieve the goals you have identified in the move towards a value led life using evidence based, approved techniques.
My approach is built on compassion and understanding, coming from a non-judgemental stance. My goal is to help you develop long term coping skills through working with you to discover how depression, worry, or PTSD affects the way you think and behave.
My Experience and Training
Along with CBT, I am trained in trauma focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which means I can offer a range of recognised, evidence based approaches to support your individual needs.
Since 2012 I have provided therapy in a range of settings including the NHS, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), charitable organisations, and in specialist adolescent residential services. I have worked with adults and children with common difficulties, and individuals diagnosed with enduring mental health problems including personality disorders and bi-polar disorder.
I have also been an affiliate CBT therapist with Oxford CBT working with children and adults.
MSc Psychology, Liverpool Hope University, British Psychological Society Accredited
PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Lancaster
PGCert CBT for Psychological Trauma, University of Oxford
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Part 1, British Isles DBT
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills, Intermediate and Advanced
Advances are being made in the world of CBT through consistent scientific research and study. Part of maintaining my accreditation as a CBT therapist means that I undertake regular clinical supervision, engage in on-going professional development and training, and adhere to the BABCP Code of Ethics and Conduct. This keeps me up to date with the latest evidence based interventions, so I can continue to deliver high quality therapy to my clients.