Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist
I’m a trained Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I hold full accreditation with the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies).
The BABCP is the lead organisation for cognitive and behavioural therapies in the UK and Ireland. Holding accreditation means that a CBT therapist has both core professional mental health training or recognised equivalent, in my case, Social Work as well as specific CBT training. To be accredited, I have demonstrated that I meet high standards of training and experience in CBT.
It also means that I adhere to their ethical framework and policies regarding regular supervision and the commitment to ongoing training as a mandatory part of my continuing professional development.
I am also a CBT Clinical Supervisor and recently qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
Deciding to come along to therapy can be daunting, but you have already taken a courageous step forward in researching what support is available. It is my hope that you will feel supported, respected and comfortable during any communication we have.
My aim is to provide compassionate, non-judgmental therapy which is warm, congruent and genuine in equal measure. Within therapy sessions, I’d like to create an environment that feels safe and welcoming and a service that is committed to supporting you through your journey at your own pace.
How we can support you...
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is a highly effective talking therapy that considers how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours impact each other and therefore maintain difficulties and distress.
The National Institute for Care and Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT as it is an evidence-based treatment for a wide range of clinical conditions such as depression and anxiety. CBT tends to be more directive than counselling and short term compared to other therapies offered.
In sessions, I will help you identify what you want to gain from therapy and then structure sessions to help you achieve said goals through challenging and changing behaviours and unhelpful thinking patterns.
CBT is collaborative, meaning that we work together to help you identify healthier perspectives of your experiences and help you to develop ways to move forward more positively.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
The aim of EMDR is to stop traumatic memories causing so much distress by helping the mind to reprocess them properly.
The therapy involves us guiding our eyes – usually by following our fingers back and forth – to make rhythmic eye movements, while you bring to mind the traumatic memory.
Other methods may include us tapping our fingers or playing a tone. These methods may sound strange, but they’re intended to create bilateral stimulation in the mind to allow the safe reprocessing of the memory.
Using EMDR your mind reprocesses memories in a similar way as you do with rapid eye movement as you sleep.
If you would like to request more information or book an appointment, please call 07840 321 572 between 9 am and 6 pm Monday to Thursday or please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, send me a message below using the boxes to provide your name, email address and your enquiry.
I look forward to hearing from you and discussing how I may be able to help you, a family member, or a friend.
Long Rigg Rd, Swalwell,
Tel: 07840 321 572