I have worked within the NHS since 2012 and prior to this I had worked in charitable organisations aimed at improving the mental health of others. I have experience of working with individual’s across the life-span with varying difficulties (outlined below). My most recent experience has been working for a local Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). I offered interventions to children and adolescents for common mental health problems (depression, anxiety/stress, eating disorders, PTSD). I also worked in their Family Therapy team for three years, providing treatment to parents whose children (aged up to 8-9 years) were experiencing high levels of anxiety. I really enjoy working with young people and their families to improve their quality of life and teach them invaluable skills for adulthood. I currently work across acute inpatient and community mental health teams, providing assessment and treatment for adults experiencing complex and enduring mental health difficulties. I enjoy working with a diversity of people and walking alongside them on their journey of recovery.
I work with a wide range of presenting difficulties including:
• Depression and Low Mood
• General Anxiety & Stress
• Panic Attacks,
• Separation Anxiety
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Specific Phobias
• Social Anxiety
• Relationship difficulties
• Loss & illness/long-Term Health Conditions
• Emotional Difficulties causing distress, undesirable behaviours or relationship problems
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Models I work with
I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I am qualified to work with Children, Young People and Adults of all ages. I integrate different skills across a range of therapeutic approaches (Humanistic Counselling, CBT, ACT, DBT & mindfulness) to ensure a customised treatment plan that fits with the individual needs of my clients. I draw upon scientifically proven research and my own clinical experience to adapt and customise treatment plans to individual’s needs. The overall goal is to reduce psychological distress and promote well-being. Using a skills approach, clients will learn practical ways to help improve mental health to get the most from what life has to offer them.
I believe in working collaboratively with clients to understand, process, and improve with their difficulties. I have a clear aim of providing a safe and personable space for clients to explore their current problems, strengths and goals. This is done in a way that allows clients to cope better and empowering clients to move towards enhancing their quality of life.
I currently hold a virtual clinical and offer appointments on Friday daytime and evenings. I work with children from 11 years upwards and adults.
Training and Qualifications
- Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Complex Trauma (Solent NHS Trust, 2020)
- Fundamentals in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) (Southern Health NHS Trust) – 2019
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma (BABCP accredited) (University of Reading) – 2018
- Systemic & Family Therapy – Accredited by the Association of Family Therapy – 2018
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)(Russ Harris) – 2014
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week course (Rowans Hospice) – 2013
- Level 3 Humanistic Counselling Diploma (Eastleigh College) – 2013
Membership of Professional Bodies
British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – 150421