I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy, a degree in Social Policy and an MA in Social Work. I am also a fully qualified and accredited EMDR practitioner. I am an accredited member of the BABCP the lead organisation for CBT in the UK. I make every effort to keep my practice in line with recent developments in CBT, and have regular supervision to help maintain best practice.
I have 20 years experience as a therapist, in a wide variety of settings including the NHS and the private sector. I have worked within the NHS in various therpeutic settings, and with other Public and Private sector organisations in Hull, Edinburgh, and at The Retreat in York for 8 years, where I worked in the in-patient and outpatient departments across various teams.
I also have experience treating all of the following areas:
OCD (of all types)
PTSD / Trauma
Work related stress
Low self esteem
Body image issues
I specialise in treating a wide range of trauma, generally using EMDR, which is an extremely efficient and effective method of addressing these difficulties. EMDR can enable the individual to let go of their past issues, and move forward feeling more confident and able to manage their vulnerablites much more effectively.
Having specialised in Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating, I'm very experienced in these areas, and can also offer a CBT approach to weight management and dealing with difficult relationships with food.
I also have an interest, and experience in helping female cleints deal with the symptoms of Menapause, which can cause a multitude of physical and psychological problems for women, and has arguably, been largley ignored until recently.
I also have significant experience with addictions having worked as an addictions therapist in Hull and East Yorkshire and in Edinburgh. CBT can be especially helpful with addictions and is the therapy of choice for most specialist addictions services.
I hold full professional indemnity insurance
My office is conveniently located close to the Humber Bridge and is ideal for clients looking for CBT in Hull, Hessle, Beverley, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Free client parking is provided. To book an appointment or arrange a call, just get in touch or fill in the contact form below.