I have a number of aims when I work together with someone.
First of all, to talk together to understand what things are troubling them and to help make sense of what's going on.
Secondly to look at what the client's hope's/aims are, in relation to these problems.
Thirdly to look at what techniques and practical strategies can be used to try to help manage and overcome these problems, to then enable a person to have the life that they want.
I am a therapist who is trained to use both CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) & EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy) approaches. These are very well researched treatments and they can be used effectively for the treatment of many forms of anxiety (including panic, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive and compulsive disorder and phobias) depression, stress and trauma. They can also help in relationships and communication in terms of helping to be more assertive. In addition, they can also help with overcoming low self esteem and confidence building.
It can sometimes be a big step to come for talking therapy but I use a relaxed approach and aim to provide a professional, understanding and caring approach.
Free initial telephone/email consultation
If you are interested to find out more but unsure as to whether I could help you, you can contact me for a free initial 15 minute telephone call or email consultation. We can then discuss your situation and I will try to answer any questions that you may have. We can then also discuss whether the treatment that I offer could help with the situation/problems that you are facing.
-Experience and Training
I have over 10 years experience working within the NHS and private healthcare settings. This has included working in GP's surgeries and working with a wide range of people referred to me by their GP, for psychological therapy.
I am fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
My qualifications and training include;
PGDip Cognitive behavioural therapy. University of Derby 2010
MSc Health Psychology. Sheffield Hallam University. 2008
PGDip Psychology. Coventry University. 2006
CERPDL Psychology. Staffordshire University. 2005
BA (Hons) Sociology and Theology. University of Gloucestershire. 2001
BABCP fully accredited 2012
EMDR training parts 1, 2 & 3 completed 2013-2014
£50 per session of CBT and EMDR therapy.
Sessions last between 50-60 minutes
Please contact me if you would like to arrange initial session.