My goal is to provide you with an opportunity to explore your difficulties, your fears, anxieties, hopes or aspirations, in a confidential and non-judgemental space.
I have worked with a wide variety of issues including; depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress, PTSD, OCD, trauma and birth anxiety. I can offer short and long-term therapy to young people and adults.
How does therapy work and what to expect:
Within individual sessions we will look at understanding how your problems have developed and what is maintaining them. We will set some short and long term goals for therapy, there will be out of sessions tasks, to help you implement changes into your life.
Within CBT, we can look at how negative thought patterns maybe affecting your mood and assist you to learn new adaptive ways to make positive changes in your thoughts and behaviours.
If you are unsure therapy is right for you; then please do get in touch. If you decide to go ahead you can expect;
A free brief initial consultation, usually by phone 10-15 minutes.
We can briefly discuss your difficulties and decide if therapy is appropriate. From here we can look at booking an assessment appointment.
An assessment appointment, usually 60-90 minutes.
Within the assessment we will look in detail at your presenting difficulties, including your personal history. From here we can discuss treatment options, and answer any questions regarding treatment, session numbers, timings and costs. A brief therapy contract will also be completed.
Individual or couple sessions, weekly usually 50 minutes.
These will follow the assessment where an agreed number of sessions and costs will have been decided. Individual sessions will include regular reviews to ensure focus and progress.
Areas that can be helped by therapy...(click for list)
This list is not exclusive but gives an overview of issues that therapy can help with. Please contact me for any questions.
What is Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)…
CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. Most commonly known to treat anxiety and depression, however it has been evidenced as being useful to treat lots of other mental and physical health difficulties.
How CBT works… (click for diagram)
WHAT WE OFFER
Member BACP, Accredited Member BABCP
Often at some point our lives can become stressful, and we can encounter emotional difficulties. We then struggle to make sense of what is happening to us. It is important to recognise early signs, that you are perhaps not feeling yourself. Indeed, if left unresolved these difficulties can quickly impact on all areas of our lives; work, relationships and our wellbeing.
I am a professional, and am a member of the following leading bodies.
All about me
Who am I?
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Integrative Behavioural Couples Therapist and Individual Counsellor. I have nearly ten years of experience working with all ages providing support to those with emotional and mental health difficulties within the NHS.
I am fully accredited with the BABCP (The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) a member of BACP (British Association Counselling & Psychotherapies) and Couples Counselling Registered. I have an accredited Masters level Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
As a member of the BACP and BABCP I work within and adhere to both their standards of conduct, performance and ethics and have regular clinical supervision. Additionally, I have a certificate in supervision for psychological therapists and provide supervision to others clinically.
PG Dip. Psychological Therapies (2010)
PG Dip. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (2007)
Dip. Therapeutic Counselling (2005)