I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist having completed my CBT training at The University of York in 2010. I began my career in mental health working for the NHS more than 10 years ago. I have since worked in primary care mental health for both the public and private sector and have extensive experience of working with psychological difficulties. Since training I have expanded my skills and knowledge through clinical experience, supervision, continued professional development (CPD) and training. I work with individuals from the age of 17 who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety related disorders. My areas of specialism are:
Panic Disorder (with or without agoraphobia)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)
Low Self Esteem
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Specific Phobia (E.g. needle phobia, animal phobia, claustrophobia)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
Stress & anxiety
Work related issues
I am a fully accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) which means I adhere to ethical principles, confidentiality and ensure continued professional development. I attend regular clinical supervision which allows me to reflect on my clinical practice to ensure I provide excellent clinical standards. To check Accreditation please click here.
In 2016 I completed training for Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT). This is a specific treatment approach for Depression. It is a structured approach to treating moderate to severe depression. The principle of IPT is that psychological symptoms, such as depressed mood, can be understood as a response to current difficulties in our everyday interactions with others. Research has found IPT to be as effective as CBT for the treatment of depression. For more information please click here.
I have been able to see how psychological therapy can transform people's lives, providing them with the tools they need to make real change. I work with the individual to gain a shared understanding of the difficulties they are experiencing. From this we can work together to learn ways to change unhelpful thinking, modify behaviours and manage emotions. I value being able to build a good therapeutic relationship to help the individual feel comfortable and able to share their experiences. I am passionate about mental health and supporting people in their recovery.