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About

Welcome! 

I am a qualified Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT). I have been practising now for over 10 years and have a passion for healing the hearts and minds of people.

Experience

I have many years of extensive NHS and private sector experience in understanding and helping individuals manage their emotional distress, challenging life events, and complex psychological issues. I have developed a depth of knowledge and a passion to help and support people with mental health difficulties. 

 

I do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach and view each individual as an expert of their own experiences. I approach each session with genuine care, warmth and curiosity and ensure that therapy is a collaborative process.

I have a special interest in working with trauma, and have experience working with acute, chronic & complex PTSD, developmental/childhood trauma, abuse, grief, medical trauma, racial trauma and more. I have specialist training in the EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (GTEP) and The EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP), and working with Dissociation & Complex Trauma with EMDR.

I have worked across several NHS mental health services as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and line manager and run my own private practice working 1-1 with clients using EMDR, CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Corporate Experience
I have developed and facilitated several therapeutic groups for employees at various UK organisations in the public and private sector; including Universal Music Group, where I have been a Trusted Psychological Service Provider for the last three years. These groups have included supporting staff with Imposter Syndrome, Racial Trauma, Anxiety, Performance & Motivation, Post-Traumatic Growth, Bereavement & Loss, Stress, Women Empowerment and much more.

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Concepts and Stigmas

I draw from various conceptual models and therapeutic approaches and explore both present and past difficulties. I usually start by helping people to learn ways of improving their lives in the ‘here and now’. This is followed by helping people connect their current problems to their past. 

 

There is a lot of stigma about mental health problems; many people are ashamed, afraid and confused. The resulting effect is that people often feel guilty, angry and ultimately worsen and prolong the problem by staying silent. I have worked with people from every walk of life and I have made it my mission to improve lives as much as I can and hope I can help you too.

Diversity  

I work with people from every background and believe in equality of services for all aspects of diversity - age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability and background. I have a passion for improving the accessibility and cultural relevance of psychological therapies within the Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) community and I am trained in using The Tree of Life approach; which is based on narrative therapy and focuses on culture, heritage, spirituality, strengths and hope.

 

It is a collaborative, culturally sensitive counselling methodology that speaks to people across cultures and engages families where other therapeutic approaches might be met with resistance.

Training

  • EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (GTEP)

  • EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing
     

  • Clinical Supervisor to CBT Therapists
     

  • Computerised CBT
     

  • Group Facilitation
     

  • Performance Management
     

  • Safeguarding Adults & Children
     

  • Perinatal Mental Health

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and EMDR-Europe Association (EMDR-E) approved training for EMDR Practice
     

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions
     

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology
     

  • BSc in Biomedical Science

Certifications

  • Provisional BABCP Accreditation for CBT Practice

  • Full EMDR Certification of Practice

  • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society
     

  • Advanced DBS Clearance 
     

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

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