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I typically offer sessions on a Monday between 1.15 and 5.15pm, however, I do availability at other times and days. NB: as a result of Covid-19 all my sessions are being held online.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a BABCP and BACP accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working in the NHS and private sector. I use evidence based interventions to treat and assess clients presenting with anxiety and depression related difficulties.
In addition, as University Senior Lecturer, I am passionate about providing accessible learning opportunities, promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge. My research interests include; veteran mental health, eating disorders and the use of third wave therapies to promote psychological well being.
I practice: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness.
I specialise in the treatment of: post traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, low self esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, long term conditions, medically unexplained symptoms, binge eating disorder, bulimia.
I am based in South Gloucestershire, however, please note that as a result of Covid-19 all my sessions are currently being held online. I've been working online for over 10 years and research indicates that online CBT is as effective as face to face CBT. It is a convenient and accessible way to access CBT.
I regularly use a number of secure platforms, including; FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom.
My first session
Therapy sessions last for 1 hour, typically occurring on a weekly basis. You will be encouraged to identify specific therapy goals at the start that we will review to monitor your progress. We will work collaboratively to understand your difficulties, develop insight and learn cognitive and behavioural techniques. I may encourage you to practice some of theses techniques in between our sessions. This will help you to manage your own difficulties and ultimately allow you to become your own therapist / guide. Typically you will need between 6-12 sessions, although I will aim for as fewer sessions as necessary for you to work towards your goals.
What I can help with
Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy