CBT for you!
I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (PgDip) and Occupational Therapist (BSc (hons), HCPC registered). I am also a fully accredited member of BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists).
I started my career as a professional in 1998. Since qualifying I have been working as a mental health professional in the NHS with people who have a variety of mental health problems, including anxiety disorders and depression, alongside many others.
My experience includes providing therapy in Mental Health Day Units working with people experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems. I provided individual therapy (Occupational therapy, Computer therapy and CBT based therapy) as well as therapeutic group work. I facilitated groups such as the Art and Craft group, Community Art group, Media group and Play reading groups, Relaxation skills group, Anxiety Management group, Creative writing group, Creative Project group and Horticulture Group. I have worked in an Early Intervention in Psychosis team, which provided CBT and care coordination for young people experiencing first time psychoses, including the initial stages of schizophrenia.
During my time working full time in the NHS I studied several modules from the Psychology Degree with the Open University.
After my Post Grad Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy I worked in Primary Care as a High Intensity Practitioner under the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) initiative, providing CBT for people experiencing anxiety disorders and depression.
After having my children, I now work privately providing a confidential, warm and effective CBT service in the Allendale area of Northumberland.
My interests include art and craft and I have a BA (hons) degree in Illustration.
If you are wondering whether CBT might be for you; you may be experiencing some kind of anxiety or depression, or have been though a traumatic experience or feel like life does not feel as good as you would like it to be, do phone me today for a friendly, informal and confidential chat on 01434 618807 or 07967418006 (alternatively my e-mail address and other contact details are on the Contact page).
After 20 years working in mental health in the NHS and privately, I bring to your therapy a wealth of knowledge, experience, qualifications and professional recognition within my field. I would like to use my extensive professional skills and warm, empathic personality to help you through whatever difficulty you are experiencing right now.
I look forward to hearing from you.