Who I am…
Values and Approach:
I am committed to improving the mental health of the clients I work with through upholding the values of inclusivity, going the extra mile, friendliness and compassion.
I am guided by some of the common aspirations my clients share with me:
- Stability and consistency in life
CBT is the most effective therapy for treating the common psychological difficulties and challenges we face in life. I specialise in providing individual care and support to help clients address their problems. I work collaboratively with my clients to find a lasting solution to the difficulties they present with using the most up to date and proven strategies. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, my role is not just about treating the symptoms but getting to the root cause of the problem.
Over recent years I have also trained as an Interpersonal Psychotherapist which helps me to better understand and treat the interpersonal aspects of the person's difficulties. I work with my clients to explore the impact our interactions with others have on our wellbeing.
Compassion lies at the heart of my approach. I use compassion focused approaches to help my clients to change how they think, by giving them long-term coping strategies and tools to break behavioural patterns.
What my clients say
My core profession is in mental health nursing where I have about nine years post registration experience. During this time, I have successfully worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, starting as a Staff Nurse on an in- patient ward. After about two years I had the opportunity to work as a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) within a secondary mental health service where I successfully held this post for about six years. During this time, I used CBT principles and interventions in my work with patients. I managed my own caseload which was a mixed caseload comprising patients suffering from common mental health problems and others with severe and enduring mental health problems. I noticed that working in a structured way with my patients helped them make progress through their recovery journey with good outcomes. I also had the opportunity to do a Master’s programme in Psychosocial Interventions (MSc in Advanced Practice Mental Health Nursing). After the successful completion of my Master’s degree, I developed further interest in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) having been inspired by its positive outcomes in my practice.
I had the opportunity to successfully complete a formal and accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in CBT (High Intensity training). After qualifying as a CBT therapist I secured a post in an IAPT service providing evidence-based CBT interventions both face to face and online therapy. I have ample experience in treating the full range of anxiety disorders and depression. I am developing my specialist area in CBT working with clients experiencing difficulties in Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
I have recently qualified as an Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) practitioner. I am in training for EMDR to enhance my trauma work.
I have been running my private practice for 3 years.
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Please get in touch today to start your change. 07506 092057 I may not be able to take your call straight away however, I will return your call if you leave a message. You may prefer to send an email requesting a call back for a discussion about your mental health needs.