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- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
I am a BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy) accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I worked, until recently, in the NHS for over twelve years, primarily as a CBT therapist. My background in psychology (member of the British Psychological Society) and counselling includes an additional seven years therapeutic experience in various settings including GP surgeries, residential treatment units and voluntary organisations. More recently (over the past three years) I attained a PGDip Mindfulness Based Approaches from Bangor University.
I was involved as a CBT therapist in a clinical trial investigating the efficacy/role of CBT in treating OCD; I have therefore had a lot of experience working with people suffering from OCD and OCD is an area of special interest to me.
I can offer CBT in it's pure form, or CBT with a mindful element; these two treatments really do compliment each other. There is sound scientific evidence that mindfulness meditation is a therapeutic tool, effective in treating a wide range of mental health problems, including anxiety and depression.
Areas of interest
My experience includes working with people suffering from –
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder;
Body Image Problems;
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder;
Low Self Esteem;
Long Term Health Conditions;
Body Dysmorphic Disorder;
I have additional experience of helping people overcome OCD as I was recently involved in a clinical trial researching the efficacy of CBT and medication in the treatment of OCD.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
Neuroscience of mindfulness
- BSc Psychology 2.1 Bolton University 1999
- PGDip CBT Anglian Ruskin University 2011
- PGDip Mindfulness Based Approached Bangor University 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- BABCP, 2010