About Me

I offer a professional, collaborative and confidential service of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) to Children, Young People, Families and Adults. 

I have worked across a variety of services over the last 12 years, such as Local Authority, Children’s Services, Schools, Charities and Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS), with children, young people, families and adults.

I first studied my BA in Criminology with applied Social science, covering Criminology, Psychology, Sociology and Law. This led to my particular interest in working with children and young people, families and adults who had experienced a range of different social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

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Following this, I completed the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy with the specialist training in CBT for Children and Young People (CYP) in 2014. I have continued to draw on my clinical practise whilst also training on the MSc in CBT-Third wave approaches, for example, Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and CBT-Mindfulness, using these approaches to help  children, young people, families and adults in tackling a range of mental health difficulties such as, anxiety disorders, depression, OCD and trauma. Over my years practising I have often worked with children and young people who are in the process of being diagnosed or have a diagnosis of ADHD and ASD. 

Professional Qualifications Training

MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

PG Certificate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

BA Criminology with Applied Social Science

Further Training

 

CBT with Children and Families: Using Metaphor and Storytelling

Delivering Group CBT

Running CBT-Mindfulness Groups

Trauma Focused Training

Play as Therapy or Therapy as Play

Lego Therapy

Autism Training

I am certified by the Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS), (previously CRB), with children, adolescents and adults, a prerequisite of all professionals working with members of the public.

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