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23/05/2022

NEWS

I have recently been appointed to the post of Editor for the EMDR Therapy Quarterly journal and also as the Research Officer for the EMDR Association UK. This means that I have had to reduce my clinical work and I have taken the decision to work solely with people suffering from the effects of trauma (single incident or complex).

If you are affected by PTSD or c-PTSD please do contact me. I do have a waiting list but will do my best to fit you in.


Finding A Solution That’s Right For You

The chances are that you will have arrived at this webpage because you think that you, or someone close to you is stuck and needs help. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an umbrella term for several different evidence-based psychotherapies. This means that the techniques have been shown in clinical trials to be beneficial to many people experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties. You do not need a GP referral to make an appointment.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

I offer psychotherapy in a form of CBT called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In ACT (said as “act” not as individual letters) we make the assumption that pain and suffering are a normal and unavoidable part of human experience.  Because we naturally try to avoid pain and suffering we unwittingly set up unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns that actually lead to more long term suffering. ACT differs from traditional CBT by teaching people how to accept the thoughts and feelings that are out of their personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches their lives.

Additionally I practice traditional CBT. This focuses on the inter-relationship between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It works to challenge unhelpful ways of thinking and to switch unhelpful behaviour into more helpful ways.

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