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Ashleigh Kettlewell

After completing my Psychology degree in 2014, I went on to work at an in-patient setting providing support for women with severe and enduring mental health difficulties.  In 2015, I completed my ‘Low Intensity Psychology Therapies Certificate’ and went on to work as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) before becoming a Senior PWP providing supervision and management support for a team within IAPT.  In 2018, I decided to increase my knowledge and abilities within the field and completed my CBT diploma at Newcastle University. Following this, I worked in Primary care offering predominantly one to one CBT sessions for individuals, as well as co-facilitating a group designed to support those presenting with low Self-Esteem.

I am extremely passionate about normalising our mental health and I thrive from supporting people to understand and manage their own wellbeing.  I try to promote positive wellbeing outside of my working environment and acknowledge the struggles that today’s society has placed upon us.  I have experience of working with all age groups but have a specific interest in working with the younger population, as I strongly believe in early intervention.  What stands out for me about CBT is that it empowers individuals to make sense of what might be maintaining their difficulties, before encouraging helpful change.

I am accredited with British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.

Qualifications

Low Intensity Psychological Therapies PGCert

High Intensity Psychological Therapies PGDip, 

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)