A lifetime of interest in human emotional, psychological and mental well being...
"a natural psychologist"
As far back as I can remember, I have always been interested in the emotional, psychological and mental well being of human beings. My understanding and empathy initially developed quite intuitively and was often recognised and commented on by other people.
To pursue this deep interest over the last 20 + years, I have achieved professional qualifications in advanced cognitive behavioural therapy (PG Dip) and occupational therapy (BSc Hons), successfully studied degree level psychology modules with the Open University, Third Wave CBT (Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - British Psychological Society approved course), life coaching modules amongst many others. I am also professionally accredited by the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Psychological Therapies).
My career has led me to work in a variety of settings in the NHS and privately in both secondary care (moderate to severe and enduring mental health) and primary care (mild to moderate mental health). I am experienced in a great variety of mental health issues and a "safe pair of hands".
As a CB psychotherapist I provide advanced CBT for adults with depression and anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), health anxiety, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) amongst others. As well as the diagnosed conditions, I am passionate about working with those who are feeling down, stressed, feeling like life is not as it should or could be or like they have just lost their mojo. Sometimes life creates a "plot twist" and turns in unexpected ways, sometimes we end up far away from where we envisioned we would be and don't know how we got there, a bit lost and need to find our way back on track. My aim is to be that person, that support, that guide to help you find you again and help you get back to where you want to be. Not only that but I want to train you to become your own therapist, to gain the skills to keep yourself well and thriving. This is long-term stuff, an investment in your mental well-being, your future.
I have the privilege and great pleasure to be working with private and corporate clients all over the world.
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