Hello, and a warm welcome to my bio!
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who likes to work in a relaxed and open manner. I am also trained in EMDR, and within this discipline I have a specialist interest in treating various types of trauma which may result in symptoms of post traumatic stress including abuse, road traffic accidents bullying etc and also specialise in treating psycho-sexual problems and difficulties within relationships. I effectively treat anxiety, OCD, depression, low self-esteem, ME, pain management and eating disorders.
In addition to my psychotherapy training , I have additional qualifications in hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).
I enjoy working with both individuals and couples, but also have great experience and an affinity with children and adolescents.
My approach is holistic, where the connection between mind and body is recognised. I use Mindfulness and other meditative practices as appropriate. I believe in working in a non-judgmental way, and that the relationship we have together is paramount to the outcome of therapy. I have a very personal approach; my consulting room is a safe, warm environment where I invite you to work with me collaboratively through the process of your therapy.
My training and extensive experience in a wide variety of techniques are used depending on the needs and wishes of my client, whether the problem is simple and can be treated in a few sessions, or more complex in nature, which may require longer-term therapy.
Also registered with various health insurance providers such as Bupa, Axa/PPP and AVIVA (Norwich Union) as a CBT Therapist.
Issues often worked with
Training and qualifications
A fully qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT), accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I am a qualified Occupational Therapist, having trained at the London School of Occupational Therapy in 1978.
Iam a practitioner inEye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hold certificates in each.