I’m a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and HCPC registered Occupational Therapist. I have more than 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with individuals looking for support with their mental health. My approach is collaborative and empathic, and I will work alongside you to explore your individual experience so we can develop a shared understanding of the issues you are facing. I work with adults and young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties including low mood, depression, low self-esteem, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias and PTSD. I have an interest in neurodiversity and adapting therapy to suit individual needs and preferences.
Alongside my independent practice I work in the NHS for a schools based mental health support team, providing therapeutic support to children and young people, and working closely with families and schools to promote wellbeing and mental health. I also have several years’ experience working in an NHS adult psychological therapies service as a CBT therapist with individuals and couples, and prior to this I had a long career working as an occupational therapist in NHS adult mental health, Autism and ADHD services.
The various roles I have held always aim to support people to live meaningful, valued lives through managing or overcoming challenges and building on strengths. I can draw on a wide range of skills and experience to offer a holistic, person-centred approach to therapy.
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)
Council) Registered Occupational Therapist (The Health and Care Professions
Royal College of Occupational Therapists Membership
Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover
BA Hons Sociology, Exeter University (1997)
University Diploma in Occupational Therapy, University of London (2002)
Association for Family Therapy (2017,2018)Foundation and Intermediate Certificates in Systemic Family Therapy,
University (2019)Sensory Integration Module 1, Foundations and Neuroscience, Ulster
University (2020)Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Royal Holloway
Postgraduate Certificate in Behavioral Couples Therapy (2023)
Available: Mondays and Tuesdays
Charges: £120 per session