Qualifications

PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

Therapeutic Approach

EMDR, CBT (specialist), EMDR (specialist)

Membership body

BABCP (Accred.)

Years practicing

4 years

Issues worked with

Adoption, Attachment issues, Childhood abuse, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Bipolar, Health anxiety, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Schizophrenia, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD, Personality disorders, Refugees and displacement, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual matters, PTSD, Phobias, Relationships, Self-esteem, OCD, Trauma, Family/Couples/Relationship Issues.

Special interest areas

I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Senior University Lecturer, Experienced clinical supervisor and Peer Reviewer. I have worked across both primary and secondary care mental health services and have extensive knowledge on how they both operate. I have experience of working with mild to severe & enduring mental health difficulties and providing both shorter and longer-term psychological interventions. I am passionate about trauma-informed care and utilise a whole-person approach. Trauma can often underpin common mental health difficulties, and I can work with you to process the source of your difficulties and/or focus on your current symptomology. You may wish to focus on your current experiences of depression, anxiety, etc., or wish to address the underlying difficulties that have led to these. Whatever our focus may be, our work will be trauma informed. This means that I am knowledgeable about trauma and have a service model that is guided by what is needed for psychological and emotional wounds. It means that I tend to ask, "what has happened to you?" rather than "what is wrong with you?", and there is an increased focus upon thoughtful communication..

Personal Statement

I work in a trauma-informed manner, which means that I have specialist training on how our life experiences shape us. I use whole-person and holistic approach, considering both the individual and the different systems around them. In our assessment session, I would like to get to know you and we would create a formulation, which is like a road map of your difficulties. From there, we would decide on an appropriate treatment plan that you feel comfortable with. We can focus on the here and now and/or your previous experiences

Other daytime and evening appointments are available. Please contact me to enquire.