I provide a safe and private space to offer evidence based psychological treatment to those experiencing a range of difficulties. Common difficulties I treat include:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Put simply, CBT is a short-term talking therapy that usually involves attending a 50-60 minute session once a week for between six and 20 sessions depending on the goal of therapy. CBT has a wealth of scientific evidence that supports its effectiveness and has been identified by The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (Department of Health) as the treatment of choice for anxiety disorders and depression. CBT is also more effective than medication alone in reducing the likelihood of relapse.
I am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). The BABCP is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and my accreditation gives assurance that my post-graduate training and on-going practice meets the required standards.
In order to provide a positive experience of therapy and not one that is just clinically effective, I work to clinical guidelines whilst tailoring my input to your own understanding, language and circumstances.
Long-Term Health Conditions (LTCs)
Around 40% of people with a common mental health problem also have an LTC. Conditions such as COPD, asthma, diabetes, chronic pain and others, if not managed properly can impact on our anxiety and mood. In turn, the LTC then becomes harder to manage and a downward spiral of poor physical and mental health continues. Having been the clinical lead for long-term health conditions at Telford Primary Care NHS Wellbeing Service, I am in a strong position to offer my clients a comprehensive assessment and treatment.
EMDR & Trauma
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) is a therapy that is effective in the treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and reduces the intrusive memories and other symptoms that can follow a traumatic life event. Although I offer Trauma-Focused CBT, I find that EMDR can be easier for clients to engage in, as it does not require the repeated in-depth discussion of the traumatic event and the eye movements can reduce the intensity of the intrusive images.
All treatments offered are in line with national clinical guidelines, published by the National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (Department of Health).
If I feel that CBT or EMDR is not the most appropriate treatment for you then I will signpost you to the appropriate professional or service. Follow theses links for further information:
Clinical Supervision for CBT Therapists
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