My Experience

I have worked in mental health services 28 years and have provided psychological therapy since 2010 supporting adults to reflect on and find a way to build on their mental health and well-being. I have supported clients with a wide range of mental health needs, including anxiety, depression, trauma and psychosis. Furthermore, I work with adults experiencing relationship and relational problems. I have extensive experience working with people from the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual communities, those who identify as having Gender Identity Needs and with people living with HIV.

My Values

I value learning from the clients I work with and working collaboratively.  I work towards the client’s goals to support them in making changes for the better and to move towards the life they wish to live.

The Models I Work With

I work with Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CAT is great for working collaboratively with the clients I support and is really useful to help build self-reflection and greater understanding within their relationships with themselves as well as with others. I 

Training and Qualifications 

  • Registered Mental Nurse, Portsmouth and South East Health Authority 1987
  • MSc Social Research Methods, University of Portsmouth, 2006
  • Introduction to CAT, ACAT, 2009
  • Cogntive Analytic Therapy Skills, ACAT, 2010
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy, PG Dip University of Sheffield Hallam, 2013
  • Solution Focused Therapy 2014
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Southampton, 2018

Registration 

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), April 2015
  • Association Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT), October 2015
  • National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA), December 2015