I am trained to Master’s degree level in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and an accredited therapist and clinical supervisor with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
However my primary therapeutic approach is now Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) which I was introduce to in 2003 by Paul Gilbert (the founder of CFT) and I have a Post Graduate Diploma in this approach from the University of Birmingham. CFT is particularly helpful for shame, high self-criticism, and complex developmental trauma. It is underpinned by brain neuroscience as is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which I have had training in. I am also an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner.
I have over 16 year’s clinical experience in various NHS mental health settings working with different types of mental and emotional distress. I now work in private practice offering on-line therapy. Therapy is also dependent on the relationship between the person and the therapist, regardless of the therapeutic approach. My intent is to offer a compassionate, informative, and helpful engagement with therapy.