I have worked in the mental health field since 1998 and I initially qualified as a registered mental health nurse (RMN) and worked both in a ward setting for the NHS in St George’s Park Hospital in Northumberland and then in the local community for several years, where my interest in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) first developed.
I returned to Newcastle University to study high intensity psychological therapies (PGDip) as part of the drive to improve access to psychological therapies (IAPT) and have been working as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist since.
I have worked both in primary and secondary care settings to promote positive mental health using a CBT approach for many years. I am as passionate about guiding people towards recovery as I have ever been and will endeavour to cultivate and nurture my professional development regime to ensure the best possible outcome for my clients.
In addition to providing face to face therapy I also run group seminars and workshops, that focus on both preventative and curative therapeutic approaches. These groups help provide individuals with the CBT skills and techniques they require to return to work from sick leave or function more effectively in their role. I have lectured on graduate and post graduate courses and I am fully qualified to supervise trainee therapists.
I am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
High Intensity Psychological Therapies PGDip, Nursing Studies BSc (Hons), Nursing & Midwifery Council Registered, BABCP (Full Accreditation)