I’m a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (also known as a CBT Therapist). As an 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 sometimes. Whilst we can’t always control what happens to us in our lives, we can control how we respond to it. My role is to work with clients to help them to identify and change any unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns that may be keeping them stuck in a negative cycle.
My aim is to equip clients with the right knowledge and life-long skills so that they can feel confident in managing their own mental health and well-being by the end of our sessions. In order to achieve this, I ask clients to complete between-session work so that they can apply the skills they have learned from our sessions into their everyday lives. As with learning any new skill, it takes time and practice but the more you put into it the more you will get out of it.
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)
I started out my career working on in-patient mental health wards, firstly as a Support Worker then as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. This involved working with a diverse client group with a wide range of mental health difficulties including psychosis, personality disorders, substance misuse and dementia.
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 volunteered as an Assistant Psychologist on a pain management programme helping to support people living with chronic pain.
My role as a Psychological Well-being Practitioner 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 delivering CBT-based guided self-help interventions as well as delivering psycho-educational groups. I then went on to complete my Post Graduate Diploma in CBT.