CBT Therapist, EMDR TherapistI am a highly qualified, experienced therapist with a counselling background. I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist, a fully trained EMDR Therapist, and am also trained in CBASP for Persistent Depression.
I offer a safe, professional, confidential talking therapy to adults experiencing anxiety disorders including Panic, Agoraphobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Body Dysmorphia Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Phobia, Specific Phobias, as well as Depression and Low Self Esteem.
I have a warm, friendly, non-judgemental, empathic, and caring approach towards people and the difficulties that they are facing.
Nobody knows you better than you do, but sometimes we just need to talk things through with somebody who is understanding and non-judgemental, and who can be objective, offering a different perspective, so that you can come to your own understanding of your difficulties and how to overcome them.
I will work with you and help you to understand how your thoughts and behaviour influence how you feel. I will help you to spot any unhelpful thinking habits, and to gain a healthier more balanced perspective. I will also help you to identify and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour that keep your problem going.
I aim to teach you the skills for you to become your own therapist so that you can achieve your goals and be equipped to manage future difficulties as they arise.
I have a special interest in OCD, Trauma and PTSD, and can provide EMDR to process distressing intrusive traumatic memories and images, including childhood sexual abuse.
Alongside my private practice I have been working in the NHS for the last 10 years. Previously I have worked as a support worker on psychiatric wards and have also looked after patients experiencing mental health problems in the community.