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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Oxford University) in 2011 whilst working for a Primary Mental Healthcare Service.I became an independent practitioner in 2015 as NHS treatment targets were negatively impacting my ability to deliver therapy to my preferred standard.
Prior to the above I enjoyed a long career in the NHS as both a general and mental health nurse. During this part of my career, I became increasingly curious about human nature and the benefits of listening and talking in order to enable patients to cope with stress and distress in a variety of clinical situations.
Currently, I treat a wide range of anxiety and mood disorders using CBT and I have a special interest in perinatalinatal disorders (see below).
The treatment process should feel open,safe and collaborative and sessions begin with eatablishing a shared understanding of your current difficulties and what you hope might be different at the end of the therapy period.
Please feel free to contact me to ask any questions that you may have, or just to get a sense of me as a person. Feeling that you will be able to put your trust in your therapist is essential.
Areas of interest
I work with adults (18 years plus)
I have a special interest in perinatal difficulties, including antenatal and post-natal anxiety and depression, birth trauma, tokophobia and loss.
Also, I routinely treat depression; low self-esteem; anxiety; social anxiety; health anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; perfectionism; bereavement; insomnia; stress/work related stress; anger issues; assertiveness and bereavement
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
Perinatal mental health
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (>50)