I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) therapist accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have a breadth of experience working with people who have mild, moderate, and severe mental health issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, OCD, health anxiety, perfectionism and generalised anxiety disorder. The CBT model has a strong evidence base for supporting people to develop the skills and strategies they need to manage and cope with their difficulties in a more effective way and therefore focus more energy on working towards meaningful goals that will make a difference in their life. As a CBT therapist, my aim is to work with you to tailor the CBT model to your needs and to work in line with your values.
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 clients’ experiences and consider being a therapist to be a privilege.
Models I Work With
I work mainly as 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 a variety of 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 people freed from trafficking.
I currently have a clinic in Southampton and offer face to face appointments on a Tuesday-Thursday daytime and evening and Friday daytime. I also offer appointments virtually if you prefer. I work with people age 18 upwards.
Training and Qualifications
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Adults with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Prof. Michel Dugas, March 2022
- CBT for Chronic Loneliness,Bespoke Mental Health, Prof. Roz Shafran, 2022
- Rumination-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Bespoke Mental Health, Prof. Ed Watkins, 2021
- Working with Complicated and Complex PTSD, Bespoke Mental Health, Dr Kerry Young, 2022
- PGDIP Psychological Therapy (CBT) University of Sussex 2019.
- PGCE Primary Education University of Winchester 2011.
- BA (hons) Theatre Studies (theatre in therapy, theatre in education) University of London 2004.
BABCP Registration Number: BABCP 180541