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- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
About me and my therapy practice
I work therapeutically with Adults, Young people and Children and their families offering predominantly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy although I draw on other therapies such as Solution Focused and Brief Therapy. I have worked as a mental health nurse and CBT specialist for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services NHS CAMHS for over 30 years.
My specialities are working with children and teenagers with anxiety, depression, OCD, ASC/ADHD and school avoidance. I also offer parenting support.
I offer an initial short telephone consultation to discuss further how I might be able to help.
Practice descriptionI have a small private practice running alongside my NHS work. I work from my home in a separate therapeutic room.
My first session
The first session together is getting to know each other and there is no pressure to book a second appointment. I always leave a clear message that to benefit from the sessions we have to mutually be able to work therapeutically together. Our first session it’s an assessment of need. I need to build up a formulation of what has been happening in order to bring you into therapy. From there we would collaboratively make a therapeutic plan as to how best we can structure our sessions moving forward. My aim especially with young people and adolescence is to make the session relaxing, informative, creative, and leaving with some useful information. This is in the form of handouts or email to you later. From there we look at the next step.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited