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- Behaviour Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
I have extensive experience of delivering front line public services to very needy applicants in the field of social care, housing welfare and mental health. I have also managed and mentored staff and senior staff operating in a political environment, taught and counselled university students. Thus applying skills from organisational psychology I have been chartered for 12 years and have the experience of work, study and relationships that is needed, in addition to the formal qualifications and training.
I am a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC); I am a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist, Member of the BPS Occupational Division and Affiliate of BPS Coaching and Counselling Psychologists.
My Counselling, Psychology Theoretical Approaches:
Eclectic approach including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Reversal Theory (RT)
I offer Counselling, Psychology Services for these Issues
Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Bullying, Leadership, Career, Depression, Grief, Identity, Inhibitions, Lack of Meaning in Life, Loneliness, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Midlife Crisis, Personal Growth, Personal Relationships, Personality Difficulties, Post Natal Depression (PND), Redundancy, Self Development, Social Phobia, Stress, Unresolved Issues, Weight Loss, Work Issues and Work Relationships
I use counselling and coaching methods when working with clients to enable insight and recovery through understanding, acceptance and action. Our sessions may involve using therapies to help consider personality traits and related feelings and behaviours. However on a deeper level it is important to understand how day to day moods (states) affect clients too. Understanding these aspects and where they spring from can be empowering, freeing clients from illogical barriers and helping them to understand the impact they are having on themselves. This is as important as recognising their impact on others or that others have on them in different situations. It is the starting point to considering the situation and what can be done about it.
A deep understanding is essential - that is breaking down the problem and isolating specific aspects into manageable stages that we can tackle - with definite goals.
Areas of interest
• Stress related disorders • Relationship problems • Depression • Eating problems • Individual therapy • Anxiety disorders • Bereavement
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
As a former housing professional I undertook doctoral research into older people's lifestyle, transitional decision-making and psycho-biological effects of stress from staying put or relocating. Previous research at the other end of the age range relates to motivational styles in substance or self abuse in teenagers. I have completed several large workplace risk assessments for stress. These topics relate to aspects such as self identity, locus of control, confidence and schema development.
Courses offered to GPs
Available to discuss my approach and successes on a one to one basis with local GPs or at general meetings and seminars for local commissioning groups.
A high rate of referrals of clients from previous clients who have successfully completed therapy.
Alleviation of physical symptoms related to psychological health.
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology University of East London 2000
- Chartership - Psychology British Psychological Society 2007
- MSc with distinction - Occupational Psychology University of East London 2002
- Advanced Accrediation Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) University of Birmingham 2008
- Psychometric testing certificate of competence Level A and Level B including 16pf5 and Myers Briggs etc. University of East London 2005
- Workplace stress assessment University of Nottingham and WH-O (work and health organisation) 2002
- Master practitioner Reversal Theory Apter International, Loughborough 2002
- completed doctorate in health science research University of Westminster 2019
Affiliations / memberships
AFBPsS, Chartered Scientist
(British Psychological Society)
BSPHN (Behavioural Science and Public Health Network)
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.