I have previous experience of working within an NHS Primary Care service, and have worked for a private organisation as the lead Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in a special education school for adolescents with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and associated difficulties. I also offer private consultation with a specialist interest in ASC.
I have extensive experience working within mental health in various settings, both inpatient and outpatient. I have worked in a primary care setting with the NHS, treating disorders such as Depression, Anxiety and Trauma.
My previous experience also includes working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems, such as Personality Disorders and Schizophrenia for which I have provided both individual and group therapy. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and older adults with positive outcomes, enabling these clients to have an improved quality of life.
Alongside a CBT approach to my work, I incorporate a person-centered approach and use elements of Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I maintain my professional development by attending workshops, conferences and seminars.