I am a qualified CBT therapist accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a qualified Primary School teacher (Since 2011) registered with the GTC. I have experience of working with people who have mild, moderate, and severe mental health issues.
I work in a very holistic way combining a client-led approach, tailored to each person’s individual needs, goals and expectations yet firmly anchored in evidence-based practice. My background in teaching means I emphasise lifelong learning. I am passionate about empowering clients through ensuring they have access to up-to-date information on their mental health difficulties to make informed choices about their treatment. We all suffer and go through challenging moments. This is not our fault. We are not built to go through this alone and therapy can help us on the journey of human experience. I am frequently humbled by my client’s experiences and consider being a therapist to be a privilege.
The Models I Work With
I am mainly a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working with Depression, Panic, Low Self-esteem, social anxiety, Health Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, CFS, Chronic Pain and Phobias. I am experienced in all evidence-based practices for all the listed disorders including ERP for OCD. I have undertaken further training for 3rd wave CBT approaches, including Compassion Focused Therapy, Comprehend, Cope and Connect and long-term conditions training. I also have specialist experience with Highly Sensitive People (HSPS) and women freed from trafficking.
PGDIP Psychological Therapy (CBT) University of Sussex 2019.
PGCE Primary Education University of Winchester 2011.
BA HONOURS Theatre Studies (theatre in therapy, theatre in education) University of London 2004.
BABCP Registration Number: BABCP 180541