Experience

I bring a lifetime of knowledge and experience in mental heath to our work together.

As well as running a successful private practice I am also currently working for my local NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, and I am a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Chester.

I am interested in how we can use advances in technology to assist therapy and I have previously enjoyed working with Ieso Digital Health. I have attended various training courses in online therapy including those provided by The Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, IAPT, and CBT in Private Practice. 

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. I was instrumental in establishing the Liverpool Branch of this organisation and I was the Branch Secretary for a number of years. I am a member of the BABCP’s special interest groups for independent practitioners, supervision, compassion and IT.

I am a long standing member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Qualifications

University of Chester, 2015
Supervision module for High and Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

University of Chester, 2012
Post Graduate Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

Liverpool John Moores University, 2008
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 

Liverpool John Moores University, 2003
BSc Applied Psychology (First Class Honours)

To ensure my knowledge is kept up to date I regularly attended continued professional development events.  Recent topics have included post-traumatic stress disorder, long term health conditions, and working therapeutically online.