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Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and counsellor. I qualified with a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I studied CBT with the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. I have attended and completed Continuous Professional Development (CPD) throughout my professional career. I am currently undertaking a PhD on autism in psychotherapy.
I began working with clients in 1999 and established my private practice in 2001. I worked for the NHS Berkshire Eating Disorders Service (2002-2018) initially as a sessional Clinician and later as a Principal and Senior Clinician within the team.
Since 2001, I have worked with adults and young people individually and in groups both in the NHS and in my private clinics. I have been a Network Practitioner for the National Centre for Eating Disorders since 2001. I have facilitated clinical training groups, workshops and GP training.
If you would like to know more please visit my website for further information about sessions.
Areas of interest
Depression (eg concerns with mood, emotional problems, hopelessness, bereavement 6+ months); Anxiety/Stress (eg generalised anxiety, stress, adjustment, irritability, phobia, panic); Bereavement/Loss (eg death of a significant other within the last 6 months); Self-esteem (eg loss of confidence in any area); Interpersonal/relationship problems (eg specific issues with a partner/relative/colleague eg separation, loss, dissatisfaction and non-specific interpersonal issues eg shyness, inability to form relationships); Work/Academic issues eg motivation, concentration, performance, interpersonal work or study related issues; Eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and associated emotional and thought presentations; Weight maintenance issues and distress associated with dieting and weight issues; Self-development including loss of life purpose and meaning, lack of self-care; Autistic Spectrum Conditions in psychotherapy.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Masters Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy De Montfort University 2004
- Master Practitioner Eating Disorders and Obesity National Centre for Eating Disorders 2012
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair Reading Therapies Group 2017
- Chair Reading Therapies Group 2015
- Chair Reading Therapies Group 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Professional Standards Authority, 2018
- Professional Standards Authority, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
UKCP, National Centre for Eating Disorders, Professional Standards Authority, BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, ICO
- 15 SpringdaleFinchampsteadWOKINGHAMRG40 4RZ
- 08:00 - 17:00
- 07740 587822
- Woosehill Medical Centre
- 08:00 - 17:00
- 07740 587822
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: deb0n5kype