I have worked in the field of mental health since 2009 initially working with young people, adults and their families living with the impact of traumatic and acquired brain injury. The role involved providing psychological and rehabilitation support both in community and inpatient settings to clients and their families. This line of work led to an interest in training in CBT.
I returned to University in 2012 to study for training in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions at Newcastle University. Following I worked in a Primary care IAPT setting for 3 years providing low Intensity CBT informed therapy to individuals experiencing mild to moderate common mental health difficulties as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
This initial training and experience of working in the therapy field built my interest in working with a wider range of people experiencing a greater number of presentations. I trained to become a CBT Therapist in 2016 completing the Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Teesside University in 2017. I have worked as a CBT Therapist since, largely in a Primary Care Setting, delivering one to one face to face sessions as well as specialist group therapies including those for clients with a Long Term Health Condition alongside a common mental health difficulty.
I am extremely passionate with regards to promoting positive mental health and working closely in collaboration with clients to allow them to achieve their therapeutic goals and to overcome the difficulties they are experiencing. I find it very important to continually reflect upon, and to adapt my practice to ensure the best interests of each individual person I see are met.
I am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.
Low Intensity Psychological Therapies, High Intensity Psychological Therapies PGDip, British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)