Hello! I’m an experienced accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist registered with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have worked for 25 years in the NHS within adult mental health including 9 years as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in a psychotherapy team.
I work with people who encounter psychological distress through challenges they have faced in life. I help them to make sense of their situation and make changes to move forward. I am motivated to help people and I offer a safe, supportive environment in which to listen and explore issues in a confidential manner. I am warm, compassionate, caring and sensitive to others which I believe are the most important qualities when working with people.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a psychological approach based on scientific principles which research has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems. It is evidenced based, with hundreds of clinical trials and is included in the NICE guidelines (National Institute of Clinical Excellence).
The Client and therapist work together to identify and understand problems in terms of thoughts, feelings and behaviour and how they impact on the person.
The approach relies on the client and therapist developing a shared view of the problems brought to therapy. This then leads to the identification of personalised, time limited therapy goals and planning of effective proven strategies to overcome the issues.
The focus of therapy is to enable the client and therapist to generate solutions to the client’s problems that are more helpful than their present ways of coping. This often involves the client using the time between sessions to try out strategies considered in therapy.
Therapy involves weekly 1 hour sessions face to face at my clinic or online video sessions. In the first two sessions a plan will be jointly agreed so that effective strategies can be tailored to help the client with the root cause of their problems.
Note: Due to the current Covid pandemic, sessions in my clinic will follow Government protocols and adherence to codes of practice described by the accrediting body for which I am a member.
THE ON-GOING PLAN
Therapy can last up to 20 sessions although this could increase or decrease depending on the nature of the problem and the length of time it has affected the person. This would be reviewed regularly by client and therapist.
Each 1 hour session in my therapy rooms is charged at £60. Payment is by BACS following the session. I can also take BACS payment for online therapy which is charged at £50 per session.
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