I live in Hebden Bridge, having moved here a couple of years ago from Oxfordshire where I gained my Diploma in cognitive behaviour therapy in 2016. I was lucky enough to study at the Oxford University Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC) which is the world leader in research and teaching in CBT.
My other qualifications include a degree with honours in Psychology, and I’m a fully qualified Re-Evaluation Counsellor. I have completed training in attachment theory in adults and an 18 month training in supervision (Brighton University).
I am a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society, and a member of the British Association Of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
I worked for NHS/CAMHS in Halifax as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist where I worked with young people up to the age of 18 who were struggling with a number of different mental health issues. These ranged from perfectionism and stress; anxiety and depression, to post-traumatic stress disorder .
I have specialist experience of working with adults who self-medicate using alcohol or non-prescription drugs in order to manage their mental health. I have worked alongside drug and alcohol misuse services in order to help people with these problems.
I have also had experience in working with athletes, from helping people to get more out of their sport by conquering performance fears to steroid users who wish to decrease or to stop using these artificial enhancements.
Cognitive behaviour therapy helps people explore their assumptions about themselves, others, and their world, in order to regain a balanced perspective and a rational viewpoint. I gain enormous satisfaction from helping people to regain full mastery and pleasure from their lives, and I encourage you to try it out for yourself.