Project Description

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Professional Qualifications

2005: MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (University of Derby)

2006 & 2007: EMDR Parts 1 to 3 (EMDR UK & Europe)

1998: ENB Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

1998: Diploma in Higher Nurse Education (University of Surrey)

1993: Registered Mental Health Nurse

Clinical Experience

2003 to present: Private CBT practice

EMDR Practitioner

Clinical supervisor – individual CBT

1999 to 2009: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (Priory Hospital

Chelmsford).

2004 to 2005: Senior Lecturer on CBT BSc Mental Health Studies at

University of Hertfordshire.

1993-1999: Registered Mental Nurse with South Buckinghamshire NHS

Trust – appointed Deputy Manager in 1995.

I have practiced as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist since 1999 and am

currently in full-time in private practice. I have continued to receive referrals

from various private organisations / therapy agencies, solicitors, GPs,

Psychiatrists and self-referrals.

I have had valuable experience treating clients and my expertise involves cases

presenting with work and personal stress related conditions, Post Traumatic

Stress and Adjustment Disorders, Personal Injury cases, Anxiety, Phobia,

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression.

I believe in the highest standards of practice. This involves maintaining prompt

records of treatment sessions and reporting on each client’s progress when

requested to the respective agencies concerned. This includes regular liaison and

reports of progress, on-going needs and / or recommendations for after-care. I

have always been very committed to my work and believe in the importance of

reviewing my practice and developing my skills and knowledge base further. I

value the input received in clinical supervision undertaken on a monthly basis and

attend the yearly workshops and conferences with the BABCP and EMDR UK as

part of my professional development and accreditation requirements.