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I currently work-part time in the Leeds IAPT service and part-time as an independent CBT practitioner. I completed my PG Diploma in High Intensity CBT in 2009, gaining full accreditation in 2012. I have worked in the Leeds IAPT service for 10 years as a CBT therapist delivering evidence-based 1 to 1 interventions. I work with adults aged 17 years experiencing a wide range of common mental health problems including PTSD, worry, panic, phobias, OCD, depression, body dysmorphic disorder and long-term conditions. As part of my CPD and accreditation, I attend a range of training events to further my knowledge and ensure I am delivering effective and up to date interventions. I have 10 years experience of supervising colleagues in CBT.
Prior to qualifying as a CBT therapist, I worked in the primary care mental health service as a mental health worker delivering 1 to 1 therapies and health promotion events. I have 2 years experience previous to this as a clinical psychology assistant in an in-patient service for women with complex mental health needs delivering 1 to 1, group and family interventions. I hold a BSc in Psychology from the University of Leeds and I have completed the Foundation Course in Systemic Family Therapy also at The University of Leeds.
Areas of interest
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Body Dysmorphic Disorder; Panic & Agoraphobia; Low Self-Esteem; Trauma-Focused CBT; Compassion Focused Therapy; Walking Therapy; Attention Retraining; Age range 17+ years
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management
- Video and telephone consultations
- BSc Psychology The University of Leeds 2004
- Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health The University of York 2006
- Foundation Course in Systemic Family Therapy The University of Leeds 2006
- Post Graduate Diploma in High Intensity Therapies (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) The University of York 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies: 090252
- Wetherby Therapy Rooms23 High...
- 08:30 - 14:00
- 07368 476122
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.