About me

After a long career in the countryside sector working in outdoor education and volunteer coordination I retrained to be a psychotherapist.  I became a therapist for several reasons but mainly because I want to help people live happy and successful lives. I have a down to earth and grounded manner,  I call a spade a spade and I hope this makes therapy easier to understand and engage with, life is complicated enough, wellbeing shouldn’t be. 

I am a qualified CBT and EMDR therapist. I am accredited with the BABCP and BACP. Please see my list of relevant qualifications and accreditations below.  I have also attended a number of further training courses to add to my therapy tool box.  I can draw from my varied knowledge base to provide effective one to one therapy. 

I have worked in the NHS since 2016. First as an Honorary CBT Therapist then Psychological Therapist in the Local Primary Mental Health Support Service.  Since 2019 I have worked for Veterans NHS Wales as a Therapist specialising in military related mental health difficulties and trauma. 

I am passionate about the outdoors and the health benefits that can be gained from immersing ourselves in nature.  This is why I offer therapy in the outdoors,  I feel that my clients are getting a double whammy of benefits by having evidence based therapies in a green space.  Even the rain can’t take away natures healing properties. 

 


Qualifications

EMDR training

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive behavioural Psychotherapy

Post graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills

Training

Cognitive Processing Therapy Practitioner

Advanced Compassion Focussed therapy

CBT for Children and Adolescents

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Foundation Training

I attend regular workshops to ensure that my skills and knowledge are kept up to date.

Accreditation

BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist

BACP accredited Counsellor

BACP Memeber