My work as a Therapist:
The most important thing I can say about my practice is that I work with empathy, with genuineness and in a non-judgemental way. I have a wealth of experience using evidence-based CBT and EMDR interventions. Understanding how your problems are maintained can give you a greater level of control over your problems now and in the future. You and I work collaboratively to achieve your goals. My aim is to make you your own therapist and provide you with a set of psychological tools that will assist you in your ongoing life journey.
The professional bodies I am currently registered with:
1. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (Registered Mental Health Nurse)
2. British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) (Accredited CBT therapist)
I have worked within mental health since 2002 in a variety of mental health settings including hospital inpatient services, community settings and primary care services. I specialise in evidence-based treatment, this means that the primary approaches are proven to be effective and are recommended by the NHS, Department of Health and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The main modalities I use are CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Being dual qualified enables me to have flexibility whilst still using recommended treatments in the problem areas I work with.
I will always treat everything you tell me with the greatest respect. I recognise that it can be really hard to talk to someone about your problems. I always aim to be understanding, warm and empathetic and will support you to make changes in a confidential and safe space.
Special areas of interest and expertise:
Eating Disorders; in particular Binge Eating Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Long Term Condition and Obesity
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
My clinical experience includes:
15+ years’ experience in a variety of NHS settings.
Senior clinician and managerial positions within an IAPT NHS Service.
CBT and DBT within an Eating Disorders Service
University of Exeter CBT research trial therapist
EMDR within an IAPT NHS Service for PTSD
I am a trained CBT supervisor. I supervise the practice of clinicians who are completing the accreditation process with the BABCP, both privately and within the NHS.
I’ve been an Active member of the Devon and Cornwall Branch of the BABCP since 2013.
To find out more about the therapies I offer and whether these may be beneficial for you, please contact me by clicking the link below to arrange a free 20 minute telephone consultation.