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- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
It takes courage to consider talking to someone about a problem you are facing! Therefore, if you choose to come and see me I will offer you a warm welcome, a cup of coffee or tea and a relaxed, comfortable and confidential room to meet in.
The most up to date statistics tell us that 1 in 4 people will experience anxiety or depression at some point in their lives. If this is you then you are not alone! I would love to support you by offering a practical approach. This will include seeking to understand the problem you are facing and then making a clear plan of how we will work together. Counselling for anxiety for example may include learning new skills such as relaxation or breathing exercises which help to reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety which can be so unpleasant.
My approach as a therapist is flexible depending on what you would like from therapy. I normally work in an integrative way which means that I incorporate different models of therapy, depending on who I am working with and what you are looking for. I am experienced in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Person Centred Therapy. I am also trained in using CBT-E which has been found to be particularly helpful for people with eating problems.
I have spent the last 5 years working in an NHS Community Eating Disorders Service and also in an NHS Commissioned Weight Management Service working with people who consider themselves to be overweight and who want to have a healthier lifestyle. Prior to this I worked in NHS GP Clinics offering counselling to people with many mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, losses and trauma.
I am also experienced in working with young people and students.
Areas of interest
I have specialist experience in working with people who have difficulties with their eating, weight or body image. I am experienced in working with people with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating problems and people who consider themselves to be overweight.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Masters in Integrative Counselling London Metropolitan University 2010
- Certificate in Supervision University of Manchester 2015
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Accredited & Registered Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy 2014
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Counselling session - (1-5)