I am a CBT Therapist and have worked for 5 years in the Somerset area. I also have over 10 years of experience working therapeutically in the NHS. I have worked in a variety of settings including the community and voluntary sector, inpatient secondary care, forensic services and Social Services. I am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and I am a member of British Psychological Society (BPS).
My therapeutic style is both approachable and professional. I believe that it is important to truly understand the client’s point of view and to validate their difficulties. In treatment we work together and I encourage and support you in improving your wellbeing through reflection and self-discovery.
A necessary first step in treatment is to gain a good understanding of ‘what it feel’s like…’ and identify your goals in treatment. You will also find that I am flexible at adapting my style and therapeutic interventions to your needs. My personality is warm, open-minded and curious. I am naturally motivated in supporting my clients and together we create a safe, confidential and nurturing environment.
I have clinical experience of working with adults suffering with a variety of mental health issues, disorders and co-morbidities including:
- Depression and low mood
- Low confidence and low self-esteem
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Adjustment disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD)
- Health anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Panic disorder with/ without agoraphobia
- Stress (including work-related stress)
- Anger management
- Physical health problems
- Mood swings and mild bipolar disorder
- Personality disorders
- Adult ADHD
- Areas of ongoing development includes working with eating disorders.
I have a wide areas of interests, but currently I specialise working with people with chronic health problems and/ or medically unexplained symptoms.
I offer CBT therapy for individuals or in small groups.
Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (IAPT), BABCP accredited course
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Health Science, BPS accredited course
Certificates in Counselling Skills & Therapeutic Counselling (Level 2 & 3), CPCAB accredited course
Diploma in Law
If you would like to discuss treatment options with me or for any further information do not hesitate to contact me. Please note that I offer a free initial telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes.
Tel: 07748 981265