About Me and CBT

Welcome :) taking your first step in your recovery by coming to therapy, can be a relief and or it can bring some anxiety. I am a warm, empathic and experienced therapist, my first priority is to support you to feel more at ease.

Most of my experience has been working within adult mental health at The Priory Hospital, Southampton as a Senior Therapist, offering individual and group work therapy. I also have successful private practices supporting clients with difficulties across a broad spectrum of Anxiety and Depression. I am available for CBT at a comfortable clinic in Newbury, Berkshire. I have over 15 years experience of working within the Mental Health Field and I have been a qualified therapist since 2006.
As a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) I offer to facilitate your change and development through the collaborative identification of repeated patterns of behaviours, thinking and emotional responses. In doing so, gently exploring past experiences and how these events in your life shape beliefs and coping strategies, which can become unhelpful and impact on your life today. CBT is a well researched therapy approach, which has shown high success rates in a variety of problems. CBT is used widely within the NHS and is a short or longer term, empathic and goal orientated approach. Realistic and achievable practice tasks are agreed so that you can begin to take steps towards change in your life. As your confidence increases CBT will support you to become your own therapist with tools that you can learn and apply to use yourself in the longer term.

Training & Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in CBT for Severe Mental Health Problems
DipHe Integrative Counselling
BA (Hons) Counselling
BSc (Hons) Social Care Studies (Children & Families)
MBACP Accredited (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
BABCP Accredited (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)
MNCS Accredited (National Counselling Society)

Areas of Therapy I can support you with include: