A Licensed Professional working in the NHS and Private Practice
I operate an Accredited Psychotherapy Service supporting all individuals who require mental health and wellbeing support. I utilise CBT and EMDR informed treatments, alongside mindfulness, self compassion based therapy and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy).
I work with children, adolescents and adults who present with problems such as OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Low self-esteem and many more conditions. I have a keen interest and experience in working with members of the LGBTQI community and currently work with this demographic within my NHS job role. I have previously worked with Kings College in an honoury role where I helped gather research around the mental health disparities among the LGBTQI community.
As a Psychotherapist I aim to help you develop your own skills and own tool box of strategies so that you are able to continue to manage and maintain a healthy wellbeing after our sessions come to an end. The treatment process for one episode of treatment can usually consist of between 6-20 sessions, after which clients can consolidate and utilise the tools and strategies taught in managing their wellbeing independently moving forward.
Both CBT and EMDR are now a well-established method of treatment which is evidenced based in assessing and treating a number of psychological problems. It is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as being one of the most effective treatments for emotional and psychological problems, where anxiety or depression is the main component. Both CBT and EMDR are considered to be highly effective for treating the following presentations:
Anxiety and all anxiety related disorders
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Agoraphobia and other specific phobias
Anger and Stress management
Panic attacks / panic disorder
Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)
Trauma (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Low Self-esteem and low confidence
Guilt and Rumination
I am able to treat all of the above mentioned presenting difficulties within my therapeutic practice in Ivybridge, or via my Online service utilising video based sessions or telephone based sessions.
I have a great deal of experience in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety disorders and Low Self-Esteem and I am currently utilising both CBT and EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing) based interventions in both my private practice and my role within the NHS.
At all times I seek to offer a professional, confidential and friendly service to patients and exercise my professional skills and knowledge in line with the NHS and BABCP professional code of conduct.
Professional Member Organisations:
Registered / Accredited with the BABCP
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Training, Qualifications & Experience:
I am a qualified NHS Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with a Post Graduate qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of both adults and children/young people.
I am also an EMDR Therapist and have been trained under Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust in line with EMDR Europe.
I previously studied my undergraduate degree in Psychology with London Southbank University. I have been working with people with moderate, severe and enduring mental health difficulties in a variety of settings over the past 10 years. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have previously worked within a CAMHS setting where I provided CBT interventions both for children and young people. I am currently employed part-time as a Psychological Therapist for my primary NHS service in Dorset.
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