I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and work as Senior Lecturer and Personal Tutor on the Post Graduate Diploma (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) course at Christ Church University in Kent (Salomons). This includes providing teaching and supervision to trainee therapists. In my private practice I offer cognitive behavioural therapy to people experiencing various difficulties related to mood, anxiety or other aspects of their psychological health.
For those looking for CBT training or supervision, I am BABCP accredited in both of these areas. I enjoy providing Clinical Supervision to other Cognitive Behavioural Therapists – whether they are already accredited, are in the process of obtaining accreditation, or wish to develop the CBT aspects of their practice. Of course, I also receive regular Clinical Supervision myself, as required for ongoing BABCP accreditation.
I have worked as a registered Mental Health Nurse for over 20 years and been accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for over 10 years. My work has spanned both inpatient and community NHS settings, with 10 years' experience working with people in the 18-25 years age group. This has left me with an understanding of how the NHS and local mental health services work and experience of the effectiveness and potential side effects of antidepressant and anxiolytic medication, as well as an intimate understanding of the impact of one’s general health on mood and/or anxiety.
I have worked with a wide range of mental health problems, from mild to severe, including: depression; obsessive-compulsive disorder; (OCD) social anxiety disorder; (also known as social phobia) panic disorder; specific phobias; (e.g. needles, dentists, vomiting) health anxiety; (also sometimes called hypochondriasis) generalised anxiety disorder; (GAD) post-traumatic stress disorder; (PTSD) body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and bipolar affective disorder (BPAD).