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- Applied Relaxation
- Behaviour Therapy
- 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
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I have been a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the past 10 years and have extensive experience of working with a wide range of mental health issues. I am also a trained Mental Health Nurse and a trained trauma therapist, I am a qualified EMDR Practitioner,accredited with UK and Europe.
I will work work with you to gain a shared understanding of your current difficulties and then develop a collaborative individualised treatment plan to meet your needs and help you move forward and reach your goals.
I believe that greater self awareness and self kindness are the key to positive mental health, my work fosters these approaches.
I also have experience working with children under the age of 18 years. I do not however hold a formal qualification to work with this age group but I am working towards a qualification for working with children experiencing trauma. I do have experience of supervising children's workers using CBT. I would welcome any discussion regarding working with children.
****During this current difficult time regarding the COVID -19 outbreak, I am unable to offer face to face therapy but can offer telephone and online therapy.****
Areas of interest
Depression; perfectionism, Anxiety; Social anxiety, specific phobias, Generalised anxiety disorder, Health anxiety,Panic Disorder, Low self esteem; Post traumatic stress Disorder; OCD.
I am trained in Mindfulness approaches and Acceptance and Commitment therapy which compliment my work as CBT therapist. I have a special interest in working with self esteem issues and trauma.
Current NHS consultant posts held
I currently work part-time for a Mental Health Charity as a clinical lead, our service works in Partnership with the NHS delivering a IAPT ( Improving Access to Psychological therapies) in Derbyshire.
I am interested in Mindfulness and Yoga which I practise regularly.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Derby University 2009
- B.A (HONS) Nursing Studies (Mental Health) Shefield Hallam University 1992
- Mindfulness teacher training (IAPT) Oxford Mindfulness centre 2018
- EMDR Level 1,2 and 3 EMDR Extra, EMDR Europe 2014
Affiliations / memberships
EMDR Association UK and Ireland