*Online sessions are available now and face to face sessions will resume on the 21st June*
I’m a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, also known as a CBT Therapist. I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for common mental health difficulties including depression and anxiety (please see “my specialisms” for further information about the sort of difficulties I can help with).
As a fully accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) I ensure to maintain the highest standards of conduct, performance and ethics in my practice.
We can all struggle with our mental health at times. Whilst we can’t always control what happens to us in our lives, we can control how we respond to it. My aim is to help equip you with the right knowledge and life-long skills so that you can feel confident and empowered when it comes to managing your own mental health and well-being by the end of our sessions.
I understand how difficult it can be to open up about your feelings. That is why I take great care in creating a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental atmosphere because it’s so important we can build a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. We will work collaboratively as a team, you being the expert on you and me bringing in the relevant CBT skills and techniques.
I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for the following conditions:
– Generalised Anxiety Disorder
– Health Anxiety
– Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
– Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
– Panic Disorder
I also have experience working with clients who present with:
– Low Self-Esteem
– Long Term Health Conditions (such as chronic pain, COPD)
– Sleep problems
– Eating Disorders (please note that more severe presentations may require more specialist support)
After obtaining my degree (BSc) and masters (MSc) in Psychology, I started out my career working on in-patient mental health wards, firstly as a Support Worker then as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I gained valuable experience working with a diverse client group with a wide range of mental health difficulties including psychosis, personality disorders, substance misuse and dementia.
Throughout my studies and employment, I have volunteered in helping to support the mental well-being of people with learning disabilities (Sheffield Mencap) and palliative care (St Luke’s Hospice). I also volunteered as an Assistant Psychologist and co-presented a pain management programme helping to support people living with chronic pain.
I qualified as a Psychological Well-being Practitioner working within the IAPT service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). My role involved assessing and treating clients with common mental health problems (such as stress, depression and anxiety). I worked with clients on a one-to-one basis as well as presented psycho-educational groups delivering CBT-based guided self-help interventions.
I then went on to complete my Post Graduate Diploma in CBT. I’m currently employed as a CBT Therapist in the NHS and my role involves conducting CBT assessments to help the client and I to come to a shared understanding of their difficulties. I provide evidence-based treatment for depression and a range of anxiety disorders. I receive regular clinical supervision as well as provide clinical supervision to other therapists to ensure best practice.
Being an evidence-based-practice, CBT is continuously evolving so I make sure I’m familiar with the latest developments and regularly attend training to keep my knowledge and skills up to date.