I have worked in the Mental Health field for over 10 years. Initially this involved working with adults presenting with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within an inpatient setting. This role involved providing psychological support and building strong therapeutic relationships with clients and their families. Promoting recovery and wellbeing was vital in supporting clients to minimise their stay and maintain their recovery in the community.
This line of work led to an interest to train as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), to continue making a positive difference to the lives of others.
I returned to University in 2012 and completed training in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions at the University of Sheffield. I worked in a Primary Care, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) setting for 3 years as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. I regularly assessed and supported clients with common mental health difficulties through guided CBT self-help techniques.
This training and experience encouraged me to build my knowledge within CBT further. In 2017, I completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Teesside University. I have since worked as a CBT therapist in a Primary Care setting delivering one to one sessions, as well as a range of therapeutic workshops.
From a very young age my passion has always been helping and supporting others to the best of my abilities. It gives me great satisfaction to work collaboratively with clients to promote a positive mental wellbeing and support them to achieve their therapy goals.
I am accredited within the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)