Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist & Registered Counsellor
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (or CBT) explores links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. You and your therapist work together to identify and change unhelpful behaviours and thinking patterns. CBT is one of the main NHS recommended treatments for depression and anxiety. 'Third wave' CBT includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. These take a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing. They aim to help you increase psychological flexibility, experience things in a non-judgemental way and move closer to your personal values.
Counselling helps you to increase your self awareness and understanding so you can come to terms with negative feelings and develop inner resources to bring about change in your life. Your counsellor will view you as the expert on your life and will support you to find you own direction and solutions.
EMDR is a treatment for trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some people experiencing trauma have difficulty processing the event/s as a normal memory. EMDR aims to help you re-process the memory making it less distressing and intrusive in your day-to-day life.
While EMDR is mainly recommended for trauma, some people find it helpful for other difficulties such as depression or anxiety..
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I came into CBT/Counselling following a career teaching psychology. I had benefited from seeing a CBT Therapist/Counsellor myself so had personal experience of its value and decided to do the training.
One thing I love about the work is seeing people overcome difficulties with great resilience, humility and, surprisingly often, a sense of humour.
I have a keen interest in the natural world and am heartened by the re-emerging interest in 'green therapy'. I am a keen supporter of the creative arts because I recognise its important links to psychological wellbeing.
I have special interests in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and 'third wave' CBT treatments, including Mindfulness and ACT for long-term conditions.
BSc (Hons.) Social Psychology
MSc Counselling Psychology (BPS accredited)
PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP accredited)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) parts 1, 2, 3 (EMDR International Ass. & EMDR Europe Ass. approved)
Qualified, registered teacher
I have been lucky to work in a variety of settings (see belos(, constantly learning from the patients/clients I meet:
GP Surgeries/Medical Centres
Practitioner Health Programme (CBT for NHS Medics).
University Mental Health Services
Educational Psychology Service
Amputee/Congenital Limb Loss MDT
Chronic Pain MDT
Clinical Supervisor/Examiner PG CBT Training Programme
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered counsellor /psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Supervision is seen as a form of quality control, ensuring good therapeutic standards are maintained. I abide by the ethical framework and professional guidelines of the above organisations and undertake regular supervision with a qualified clinician.
I have (8+yrs) experience providing supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors/CBT therapists.
Fees from £50 per session (concessions may be available for those on a low income).
CT6 6BF, Herne Bay, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Mon/Tues/Weds 9:00 am - 17.00
Sunday 9.00 - 3.00pm