23 Bourne Road, Bexley Village, Kent, DA5 1LW (https://goo.gl/maps/3AJr9KXbjDT2)
St Edmund's Church Living Well, St Edmund's Road, Temple Hill, Dartford, Kent DA1 5ND (https://goo.gl/maps/g6jKrnXQJ6t)
I am a fully qualified and BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. I have 10 years of experience working in mental health in various settings within the NHS and mental health charities; with the past 5 years specifically working in CBT. Within these roles I deliver evidence-based therapeutic approaches on a one-to-one basis as well as delivering group therapy to help people overcome their mental health difficulties. I have worked with people from a huge variety of different backgrounds and with difficulties ranging from mild to severe.
I specialise in helping people experiencing depression (including post-natal depression) and anxiety disorders; specifically, panic disorder, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder. My clinical work has also focused regularly in helping people who are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or experiencing insomnia.
I think my passion and enthusiasm for delivering CBT comes from my complete belief in the approach and its effectiveness; it just makes sense to me! I think it is essential to believe in what you are offering when working with people. Everyone can benefit from CBT in some shape or form and the strategies and techniques that I use with my clients I use in my own day to day life too; we all feel a bit stressed, down or anxious about things from time to time!
I find it hugely rewarding to help someone understand what is going on for my clients and to be able to see the change in that person over the course of the sessions. Being collaborative is really important in CBT and I really enjoy the feeling of teamwork during therapy as we really try to 'figure out' what is going on and find solutions.
Overcoming mental health difficulties is not like healing a broken bone; everyone is different and so I will take the time to make sense of what is going on for you and tailor the treatment to your individual needs. I will never push you to go at a faster pace than you feel comfortable with and will check in with you as we go along to make sure you are finding the sessions helpful. I recognise that you are the expert in your life and I will provide you with an empathic, supportive environment to facilitate change using evidence-based treatments. I firmly believe that a key element of therapy is instilling hope and as your therapist I will ensure you are listened to, understood and that we set clear goals to work towards to keep us both on the same page.
I abide by the professional and ethical standards laid down by the BABCP and I have full professional indemnity and current DRB clearance.
☑ Health Anxiety
☑ Obsessions|Compulsions (OCD)
☑ Panic Disorder
☑ Specific Phobias
☑ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
☑ Self-esteem problems
☑ Sleep Problems
☑ Social Anxiety / Phobia
☑ Work Related Stress
☑ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Bexley, Kent | Psychotherapy and Counselling in Dartford Kent