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- Behaviour Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
On leaving school I trained as a (then) state registered nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. After becoming a ward sister I retrained as a clinical scientist, undertaking a degree in Physiology at University College, London and a masters degree in Biopharmacy at King’s College London. I then spent the next twenty years working in clinical research, both in the pharmaceutical industry and in academia. Twelve years ago I read for another master’s degree at Southampton University in Health Psychology. This was a course that seemed to draw together all of my past experience and which sparked an interest in psychotherapy. The NHS (primary care and secondary care), prisons and latterly the student counselling service at The University of Chichester have all been locations for my clinical work. In all of these different settings I have worked with people who need help overcoming all types of anxiety disorders and depression and also with people with severe and enduring mental health problems. My main treatment modality is ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) which comes under the umbrella of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have additional training in EMDR to enhance my work with with people who have experienced trauma.
Areas of interest
Trauma (single incident/complex); adolescents; young people; long-term physical health problems; chronic pain;CFS/ME;IBS; heart disease; adjustment disorder.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders