My journey started in 1999 when I started my Occupational Therapy training. We were trained in both physical and mental health rehabilitation and, though I quickly chose to specialise in mental health, that appreciation of the mind/body connection, and the importance of activity, continued to run deep within my work and my life. After qualifying in 2002 I worked in a range of mental health settings, in both the UK and New Zealand.
In 2009 I retrained in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and, since then, have worked with countless people who have experienced trauma, a range of anxiety disorders, depression, low self-esteem, and chronic pain. I continue to work in the NHS as a specialist clinicial supervisor for CBT therapists.
In 2015 I trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy), a therapy with profound power to work through trauma and anxiety, and enhance self-belief.
I am accredited in both CBT and EMDR and follow the ethical conduct and professional guidelines of the BABCP and EMDR UK, ensuring I offer the highest standard of work to all my clients.
To expand my skill set further I have trained as an NLP Practitioner (neuro linguistic programming), Time Line Therapist, as well as a Certified Mindset Coach.
I combine my experience and knowledge as a therapist and coach with a compassionate approach to helping you to achieve your goals.
Together we’ll understand what is happening for you, identify where you want to be, and apply the tools and techniques that will help you get there.
My aim is for you to achieve your goals and no longer need my input, having gained the mental wellbeing and mindset that will enable you to move on from therapy and into the life you desire and deserve.
I am accredited with the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and EMDR UK and my practice follows their Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
I also adhere to GDPR, details of which are on my FAQ page.
As a therapist I am experienced in treating:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Stress related difficulties