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Last updated: 17 Apr 2020
- Behaviour Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
- Trauma focused CBT
I began my career as a Community Psychiatric Nurse in 1998 after qualifying as Registered Mental Health Nurse.I began developing my CBT practice in 2000 whilst continuing to work full time for the NHS when I started a CBT focused Health Sciences Degree graduating in 2004. At this time I moved into NHS Liaison Psychiatry initially working as a full time Therapist for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Then developing and delivering a new psychological service for Kidney patients and later in 2009 as Lead Therapist for all services within Liaison Psychiatry as a band 8a. During this time I also completed my Cognitive Therapy Post Graduate Diploma qualifying and starting my current private CBT practice in 2008. In 2010 I began receiving regular specialist training, supervision and referrals as a Specialist Trauma CBT Therapist and continue to do so. This includes traumatic grief. I receive monthly supervision form the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.
Areas of interest
Anxiety Disorders including Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety Panic and Phobias; Trauma Reactions including PTSD and Complicated Grief; Adjustment Disorders including management of physical health problems and chronic illness;
Adjustment to lifestyle changes including loss and bereavement.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
Post Grad. Dip. Cognitive Therapy (Merit)
BSc Health Science with CBT focus
Dip MH Nursing
In Profile: Liaison Psychiatric Nursing (The Chief Nursing Officer's Bulletin 2009).
Renal Therapist, Psychological Service for Kidney Patients (British Kidney Patient Association Review 2009).
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy Manchester University 2008
- CBT focused Health Sciences Degree York University 2004
- Diploma of Mental Health Nursing York University 1998
Details of entry to specialist register
- Nursing and Midwifery council register, 1989
Affiliations / memberships
Member and accreditation with the BABCP as CBT Therapist.
Registered Mental Health Nurse with NMC.
Member of UKPTS and ESTSS
Post treatment communication
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