COVID-19 Update - I am not currently able to offer private work. Please visit the BABCP CBT register for the contact details of other therapists who may be available.
Using a range of therapy techniques and formats, I can help with:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Specific phobias
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Occupational Therapy looks at understanding the impact of meaningful activities.
What is a meaningful activity?
This can be different for every individual. For one person it may be the ability to be independent in self-care (washing, dressing, cooking), and for others it is taking part in leisure activities or hobbies.
When there has been a disruption in your ability to engage in these meaningful activities, it can have a negative impact on your mood, mental health and well-being. Together we can explore ways to make some changes, or create graded steps to support you with the activity.
In our therapy sessions, I can use a combination of tools from CBT and OT to guide you to achieve your goals.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Face-to-face)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help us to understand our struggles, by looking at the interaction between thoughts, behaviours, physical sensations, and emotions.
Each session will be personalised, using the information about your individual experiences and your goals for therapy. Together we will agree on a treatment plan, which will be reviewed at regular intervals so that you are getting the most out of your therapy sessions.
CBT works best when the agreed techniques are actively tried out, and learning can come from the outcomes/results. This means it is important that you feel that you are ready to carry out this work. Any issues or obstacles to doing this can be explored in our sessions, and together we can agree on a way to manage these.
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Telephone or Skype CBT
I can offer some therapy sessions for those who find it difficult travelling to appointments, for whatever reason. It is recommended that you find a quiet space for these sessions so that you can get the most benefit from it, and you feel able to talk openly while protecting your privacy.