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- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
For the last 19 years, I have worked within NHS specialist psychotherapy clinics. I therefore have experience of working within a specialist trauma service and working within an eating disorder service. Working within these services has involved me offering therapy to individuals who have been given a range of formal psychiatric diagnoses such as, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder); personality disorders; depressive disorders and anxiety disorders.
My work in the field of trauma has also involved clinical contact with Lothian and Borders Police and Lothian and Borders Fire Service personnel. I also have experience of working in Psycho Oncology. In addition to working with adults, I have also worked with young people (ages 16-25 years), on issues of sexual health and sexuality.
I am Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Graduate Member registered with the British Psychological Society. In addition, I am registered with the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT), registered as a Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. I am interested in how early experiences and (for some of us), trauma impact on the developing sense of self and influence our relationships with others, but also how we come to see ourselves in relation to these experiences.
I respect the uniqueness of each human being and offer short term or longer term psychotherapy according to the individual's needs and wishes.
Areas of interest
The following lists my areas of clinical experience, relationship problems; eating disorders; trauma and abuse; depression; anxiety; mood swings; spiritual and religious issues; sexuality and gender concerns; bereavement and loss and impact of physical illness on mental wellbeing
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
I am interested in psychotherapy process research and in theoretical research
How does Dialogical Self Theory appear in light of Cognitive Analytic Therapy? Two approaches to the self. Publication of the University of Eastern Finland. Dissertations in Education, Humanities, and Theology, No 56
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to provide free talks on Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), including an introduction to the model, its use with complex cases and its use as a contextual tool for staff groups and services. Please contact me directly with requests.
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Psychology University of Eastern Finland 2014
- MSc Counselling/Psychotherapy Abertay University 2004
- Dip Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association of Cognitve Analytic Therapy 2001
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Co- Director CAT Scotland Training 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Health & Care Professions Council
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) - Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner & Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy Supervisor
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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.