- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a psychotherapist who specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have over forty years� experience of helping people with emotional and mental health related problems.
Since graduating as a psychotherapist at the University of Surrey in 2000 I have built up a successful private practice helping people of all ages to overcome their difficulties using various approaches to mental health.
My primary treatment model is CBT, incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This is an action approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Working with me, you will learn to listen to your own self talk or the way you talk to yourself specifically about traumatic events, problematic relationships, low mood, anxiety, or other challenges.
I aim to help you figure out what is really important to you, your values and develop goals that will help you to live life according to what is most important, and then work through the barriers that get in the way. In other words, committing to actions that improve and enrich your life. This approach has proved effective with a wide range of common mental health difficulties and clinical conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, workplace stress, chronic pain, PTSD etc., the goal of which is to create a rich, full, and meaningful life.
As well as CBT and ACT, I also offer counselling with the main focus on specific emotional problems. You may wish to change something in your life, or just explore your thoughts and feelings and understand your behaviours in more detail. Often those who seek counselling are generally well but going through a difficult time in life. Issues such as loss or bereavement, divorce or other life changing situations may bring you to counselling.
I have many years working in the NHS and private practice as well as being an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. I am also a senior accredited integrative psychotherapist and a dual trained Registered Nurse specialising in mental health.
Areas of interest
Anxiety; Separation, Loss and Bereavement; Chronic Pain; Depression; Postnatal Depression (PND); Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); Disabilities; Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); work-related stress; life transitions and change; personal development; spirituality
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (5-50)