I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

based in Bury, North Manchester

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that looks at the connections between how you think, behave and feel. Together we will identify any unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and we will learn how to use more useful strategies for coping with difficulties in your life.

My practice is underpinned by the person-centred values of humanistic therapy. This means that I will demonstrate empathy, genuineness and a non-judgmental attitude in my work.

I use theory and interventions from Compassion Focussed Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which combine mindfulness, compassion and acceptance with the more traditional ideas of CBT.

My background is in social care and I worked for many years as a Support Worker and then as a Social Worker with adults with learning disabilities, older adults and with women fleeing domestic violence. More recently I worked as a CBT therapist in a community Pain Management Team, providing CBT support for patients living with chronic pain and long term health conditions.

Qualifications

BSc Psychology

PGDip Social Work

PGDip Applied Psychology
(Therapies)

PGDip Cognitive Behavioural
Psychotherapy

Training

CBT for Depression and Suicide

CBT for Low Self-Esteem

Turning a Thought Into A Feeling
Using Compassion to Enhance CBT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Advanced Exposure Skills Workshop

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
100 Key Points

CBT for Shame and Self-Criticism

Compassion Focussed Therapy

I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries.

I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP) and I receive supervision from a BABCP accredited supervisor.