BABCP Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist
Children and Young Person Specialist
I have over 20 years experience working in the NHS in both adult as well as children and adolescent mental health services.
My specialism and passion is working with children and young people with a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression and low mood, self harm lack of confidence and poor self esteem, eating issues, OCD and trauma. This includes both assessment and treatment.
Young people live in a world of constant comparison, whether it’s academic in school, or social through friendships, social media or online. The pressure this creates can often lead to overwhelming emotions and symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Having prolonged emotional or mental health difficulties can be scary for both the young person and their family. I enjoy helping young people and families understand and make sense of what is going on and learn positive coping strategies for managing their negative thoughts and emotions.
I also understand that talking therapy can seem like a daunting prospect. I am experienced at making therapy as creative and relevant as possible in order to get to know the young person and engage them fully in the process. My goal is that the therapy I provide is seen as helpful and meaningful, and absolutely not something to be feared or “endured”. It is a joint venture driven by the young person’s goals and using current evidence based approaches.
Children and Adolescents Mental Health and Personal Development
General Adult Mental Health
BSc in CBT
MSc in Health Psychology
BSc in Experimental Psychology
BABCP – Accredited CBT Psychotherapist
My registration details can be verified at:
BABCP – http://cbtregisteruk.com/
I hold professional insurance and abide by the codes of ethical and professional practice of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I work from the Mill Road clinic on Saturday afternoons and elsewhere and online at other days / times
Fees and Medical Insurance Recognition
Children and Adolescents: £150 for clinical assessments / £125 per clinical session.
Adults (no longer in full time education): £110 per session
I am recognised by the following insurers: