I am a fully qualified and practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapist currently working at a local Private Hospital undertaking referrals from GP’s, Consultants and Solicitors. The main core of my work is to provide Psychotherapy to treat anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, anger and stress management, self esteem and addictions. I also work with, and have achieved success in the treatment of, eating disorders and post traumatic stress disorders.
For 13 years I worked for the Home Office within a Prison Setting and established a Rehabilitation Programme for addictions. This programme was highly successful at providing a supportive and challenging environment to confront addictive behaviours. Following this I went on to work within the NHS as a Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner offering structural counselling.
CBT is an advanced type of counselling and therapy that offers powerful and practical ways to solve psychological problems by working on them in partnership with the therapist. The essence of CBT is that how you feel is greatly affected by how you think, “cognitive” meaning “the way you think”. CBT quickly identifies the cause of psychological problems and can help you make changes that bring lasting benefit.
CBT is recommended by the Dept of Health, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and by medical insurance companies. Based on scientific principles and research, CBT is the first line treatment for a wide variety of psychological disorders including anxiety and depression.
You may have sought CBT yourself, been recommended it by your GP or referred by your Consultant Psychiatrist, employer or insurance company. Whichever route you have taken, I provide psychological therapy in an approachable and informal manner.