Experience you can count on
BSc (hons), PG Dip. Cog. Beh. Psych. BABCP accred.
Full clearance from DBS (disclosure and barring service). Full professional indemnity insurance.
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to work in mental health and make a positive difference in people's lives. I undertook a first degree in Psychology at the University of Bath (1996) and later completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at the University of Derby (2004). I continue to attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events in line with BABCP requirements.
Since completing my post graduate studies in 2004, I have worked in a wide variety of both NHS and private settings, offering individual CBT to adults face to face. I have more recently had experience delivering CBT effectively both via the telephone and digitally (online). I now practice privately to enable me to offer quality care in a timely fashion and without external restriction.
STYLE OF WORKING
I believe in working as part of a team, albeit a very small team, with you. I bring the CBT but you always remain the expert on yourself. I work from an individual formulation (not a pre-scripted protocol or book!) and keep things as straightforward and clear as possible, working in an informal and friendly but professional manner. My aim is to enable you to 'become your own therapist' - that way you can work to maintain your progress long after therapy has finished. I am known for backing up my sessions with relevant handouts, that are yours to retain to refer back to. Many of my clients have even told me, 'it / you weren't as scary / bad as I'd feared', which I think is a compliment!.