I am incredibly passionate about my work and truly believe that we all have the power to create change in our lives.

 

I can provide you with a safe space where you can begin to understand your difficulties. Using a warm and containing approach we can explore how your difficulties are being maintained and what barriers are preventing you living your life as you wish. We can work at a pace that feels right for you so that you are able to grow and find meaning in life. I can teach you skills and techniques that can instigate change, increase confidence and bring about a sense of empowerment.

My therapeutic approach draws mainly on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, however I also have experience integrating other approaches including Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.

As a scientist-practitioner I often begin therapy by explaining the biology that drives our emotions and physiological reactions. This will allow you to develop practical skills you can use to regain control over your emotions. We will then go on to draw upon a range of approaches to formulate and address individual difficulties.

I can help you with:

Depression (sense of hopelessness, isolation, lack of connection with others)

Anxiety (excessive worry, racing thoughts, social embarrassment)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (compulsions, intrusive thoughts and images)

Perinatal Depression and bonding difficulties (Moms and/or Dads)

Post Traumatic Stress

Phobias

Low self-esteem

Anger

Life transitions

Sleep difficulties

One off anxiety management sessions prior to interviews or big events

Additional services:

Bespoke mental health and wellbeing training sessions for work places are available upon request.

 

Clinician Services:

I am a trained CBT supervisor and can offer clinical supervision outside of working hours for those working independently or for private companies. 

OPENING HOURS

Sat: 2pm - 4pm

Sun: 9am - 4pm

Additional appointment times available upon request

The Retreat,

28a High Street, Halesowen,

Birmingham

B63 3BB

United Kingdom

 

ABOUT ME

I have over 13 years worth of clinical experience. I began working with children suffering from profound and multiple learning disabilities, and have gone on to work with violence and anger, brain injury, and in primary and secondary mental health care, including crisis care and IAPT service. I currently work for an employee management company delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and as a Critical Incident Debriefer.

I don't believe that I, or any other therapist can be somebodies 'magic pill' but I do believe that with help and support we all have the ability to make sense of ourselves and the way we think, feel, and behave. I also believe that you have to find the right therapy and therapist for your needs. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 BSc Honours Psychology with Associated Biology for Psychologists

MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology

PG Diploma High Intensity Psychological Therapies 

Experiential Introduction to ACT

Putting ACT into practice- Intermediate level

Skill development workshop in ACT- intermediate level

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Supervision skills

 

 

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September 16, 2018

Fear is part of all of our lives because our Neanderthal minds are threat focused. Ultimately being aware of things that are threatening to us increases our chances of survival and this is the primary job description of our mind. If you want to survive you need to see...

July 23, 2018

This is one question I get asked a lot and so I thought it would be helpful to share with you my thoughts on this. I have a lot of experience working with clients who are weighing up their medication options however I do need to point out that medication is not my area...

May 2, 2018

Being a family member or friend of someone who experiences significant anxiety is often very challenging as there is often a relentlessness amount of irrational thinking that most probably impacts your life an awful lot.

It can be even harder when the individual with th...

March 7, 2018

This really is a hard question to ask ourselves. From my experience the majority of people benefit from having a dedicated time and space in which they can think about their own needs, however you don’t necessarily need a therapist to have that experience. You could bo...

February 24, 2018

I think it would be fair to say that most of us want to find happiness. When I ask clients what they would like to be different at the end of therapy they usually say they would like to be “happier”. I really do understand why; a life without happiness can feel lonely...

January 22, 2018

I want to start off by saying that I am honoured that people take the time to comment on my pictures and ask me questions about therapy. I love to hear what you have to say and feel proud to be able to share my knowledge with you! 

I really wanted my Instagram account t...

January 13, 2018

I would say that this is one the most frequent questions that I get asked in therapy and I totally get why…if you can understand why, then you can figure out what might make you feel better right?!

Well let me start by saying that the answer to this question depends on...

January 4, 2018

I’ve got so many ideas that I want to write about but the more I thought about where to start the more it made sense to start at the beginning. With an increasing pressure in free therapy services to deliver big results quickly it’s more important than ever that client...

January 1, 2018

As the first day of the new year I thought today would be a good day to start my journey as a blogger! I have known for a while that I wanted to do this but I’m still not sure what shape the blog is going to take. I don’t want to set myself unrealistic goals and so I a...

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