I obtained my MA in Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural) from the University of Wales Newport. I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist. My experience ranges from counselling for substance misuse, domestic violence, terminal illness, mental health issues and teaching counselling in University (UWCN)and FE institutions (Gloucestershire College).
I have worked for Women in MIND, Women's Aid, Islwyn Drug and Alcohol Project, Cancercareline, Victim Support, BAWSO, and other agencies. Currently, I work in private practice and for the NHS bank service. Until recently I have worked for the NHS full time as a High Intensity Therapist and qualified supervisor for years treating anxiety related problems such as Panic Disorders, Health Anxiety, OCD, Generalised Anxiety etc, depression, self esteem, and traumas.
I have been responsible for the Mindfulness program in Cheltenham, am an independent Acceptance and Commitment Therapist, and at the forefront in the delivery and expansion of the Compassionate Resilience Program for complex, historical traumas.
I have trained with CRUSE Bereavement Counselling and hold a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
I specialise in anxiety, depression related issues and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder including complex traumas.
I am also a Mindfulness (MBCT- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and MBSR- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) practitioner trained in Oxford's MBCT Centre as well as trained practitioner in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)and Compassion Focused Therapy.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy supervisor and Acceptance and Commitment supervisor.
I comply with BABCP Code of Ethics and Practice.
I have an understanding of Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Compassion Focus Therapy
Schema Focus Therapy
My work is centred on the CBT model of therapy therefore treatment plans are collaboratively drafted around a formulation which is evidence based and compliant with the NICE guidelines.
My approach is manly behavioural and strongly based on a therapeutic alliance between therapist and client.
Clients are encouraged to carry out exercises or activities in between session as integral part of CBT.
I comply by a Code of Ethics (BABCP) and if necessary I work in close collaboration with other professionals such as psychiatrists, mental health nurses, and General Practitioners.
My private practice prevents me from working with client who present risk issues towards themselves or other.
please, visit www.counsellingcheltenham.co.uk for further information
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Counselling||In Person||£65.5 per 60 minutes|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy||In Person||£80 per 55 minutes|
|Mindfulness||In Person||£65 per 50 minutes|
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focus Therapy, Schema Focus Therapy, Trauma Type 1 and Type 2 (single or historical) £80 CURRENTLY, BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ALL INTERVENTIONS ARE CONDUCTED REMOTELY AT THE SAME COST AS ABOVE. Please, note that the first session is always an assessment and its cost is the same as the cost of therapeutic sessions. Before confirming any appointment, I routinely have a brief (10-15m) telephone conversation with the potential client to ascertain: my competency in addressing their problem, risk to self and others, medication, previous therapy or psychiatric work, and of course to answer any questions the client may have. Please, note that a session is confirmed only after the individual or block payment are received.