BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Registered mental health nurse and mental health writer
I work with people who are experiencing psychological distress for a variety of reasons, people who want to understand where they are and why and who are motivated and determined to develop the coping strategies and understanding they need to maximise their potential, so they can be free from distress and make changes for life for. A great life.
CBT is the most effective therapy for treating the common difficulties and challenges we face in life. I specialise in providing individual care and support to help clients address their problems.
My goal is to find a lasting solution for every client. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist my role is not just about treating the symptoms, but getting to the root cause of the problem.
Compassion lies at the heart of my approach. I help clients to change how they think, by giving them long-term coping strategies and tools to break behavioural patterns.
I have 20 years’ experience in the field of mental health. My nursing career started in hospital and community settings in the mid-1990s. I believe nursing provides an excellent foundation for the delivery of effective therapy.
I have always maintained my status as a Registered Mental Health Nurse. This reassures clients that I adhere to a professional code of conduct by practicing safe and effective therapy to a high standard.
I began my professional studies with a BSc degree in Psychological Interventions. This gave me valuable skills and a great depth of knowledge of CBT and other therapies.
My experience combines medical knowledge with academic qualifications and ongoing training in Psychology. I now manage a successful private therapy practice in Wilmslow, Cheshire. I am registered with the UK’s leading medical insurance and private healthcare providers, including Aviva, AXA PPP healthcare, Bupa, Nuffield Health and Cigna .
The world of CBT is constantly evolving through scientific research and academic study. As an accredited CBT therapist, my practice receives regular supervision and I am required to undertake ongoing training to keep up-to-date with new developments.
Maintaining my CBT accreditation is of paramount importance, as it provides clients with reassurance and confidence in my ability as a professional therapist. I have a heartfelt passion for learning new ways to help people make lifelong change and get back in control of their lives.
As part of my ongoing training, I am an active member of the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies). My committee role with the Manchester branch ensures I remain at the cutting edge of new CBT theory that is constantly being developed in the academic world.
I was recently awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy. My studies in this area provided me with in-depth understanding and enhanced my clinical practice skills. Keeping up-to-date with training and developments in CBT allows me to continue to deliver high quality therapy. Overall, this helps clients to get better more quickly, by benefitting from the latest treatment approaches.
Post Graduated Certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy | 2016 | Derby University
Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy | 2011 | Salford Cognitive Therapy, Manchester University
BSc in Psychosocial Interventions | 2008 | Manchester University
Diploma in Professional Nursing, RMN | 2000 | Manchester University