I initially trained as an occupational therapist, treating people with physical and mental health problems. Remaining in this field, I moved into management, working as an operational manager. During this time, I came across CBT, which immediately struck a chord with me, so much so that I wanted to learn more and train to become a therapist. Having worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for a number of years in the NHS (in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire), and now privately, I have seen how CBT can help people to make changes and lead more fulfilling lives.
I incorporate elements of Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into my core CBT practice. I have experience of working with a wide range of problems and specialise in low self-esteem, anxiety conditions, PTSD and OCD. I have regular supervision in line with good practice guidelines, and attend training events to ensure that my knowledge is kept up to date.
I hold professional insurance, and practice within the codes of ethical and professional practice of the Health and Care Professional Council and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Registered Occupational Therapist
Accredited Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)
Registered Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)