Psychotherapist in East Sussex and Online
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT); an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) trained and accredited therapist. I am also trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT); Lifespan Integration Therapy; Internal Family Systems; Humanistic Integrative Counselling, and Transpersonal Perspectives within Psychotherapy. I have thirty years of experience of working in private practice and in patient and out patient settings with a wide variety of presenting issues. I am highly committed to this work.
I am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP). I am also EMDR Europe accredited.
I began my first training in psychotherapy 25 years ago in London where I was based at the time. My qualifications are as follows;
Level 1; 2 and 3 Internal Family Systems
Level 1; 2 and 3 Lifespan Integration Therapy
Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (Fully Qualified Practitioner of DBT)
Level 1,2 and 3 (Fully Qualified) EMDR practitioner
Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Certificate Transpersonal Perspectives in Psychotherapy.
In addition I have both completed training and worked as a volunteer within ChildLine and also Addaction (an addictions service).
I spent eight years working within a Rape Crisis Centre where I offered face to face and helpline counselling. I co wrote the training package for prospective volunteers and also engaged in a lot of media related work. During my time within Rape Crisis and for a while afterwards I was part of an advisory body to the Metropolitan Police (based at New Scotland Yard) on Rape and Sexual Assaults. This was primarily focussed on improving the treatment and services for victims of these crimes. As part of my rape crisis work I also supervised volunteers within the charity I was working within, and also volunteers who were working for a local Domestic Violence charity. I also sat on the local council Domestic Violence forum.
From Rape Crisis I worked within the NHS as project co-ordinator for a pilot project to both raise awareness of Domestic Violence, and to introduce routine screening for Domestic Violence in A & E and Maternity Departments.
After my work within the NHS I began working for the Priory Hospital within their complex trauma programme. I have been based at the Priory for 10 years and have worked and continue to work extensively with in patients and out patients suffering with either Simple or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I also have extensive experience both within the Priory and in private practice of working with Depression, Low Self Esteem, and Anxiety related issues. I have also clinically supervised other therapy staff within the Priory.
I have worked within Canterbury Christchurch University as a Senior Lecturer as part of their Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme and within this training I also worked as lead examiner and Clinical Supervisor.
I have also had a private therapy practice for a number of years.
I am registered with the majority of private medical insurance providers including BUPA; AVIVA; WPA; AXA.