Therapy and mindfulness are the most helpful things you can do for your mind and overall wellbeing, and I've come to this conclusion not only from witnessing the transformation of hundreds of my clients but also from my own personal experiences as a human!
That's why I wanted to create a space that offers both of these magical things in one place. Whether you want to have quality therapy with a qualified therapist, or you want to learn mindfulness from an experienced teacher, both of these things are an offer to you here.
I'm a big believer in taking a modern approach to our mental health. So yes, absolutely do have therapy if you're struggling with your mental health (that's why I specialise in CBT as it's the number one therapy for anxiety and depression), but why not also try therapy or mindfulness as a form of mental health maintenance or as an act of self-love. Go from feeling fine to feeling fabulous!
When I'm not in the therapy room, I'm usually talking about all things wellbeing, mindfulness and self-love, and helping to raise awareness of mental health on social media. And when I'm not doing that I'm usually cuddling my dog or going for a long country walk in leafy Hertfordshire where I'm from in the UK.
I am a Principal Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, fully accredited as both a Therapist and Supervisor with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I have been practicing CBT for a decade now, and have spent most of my time working in the NHS as a Senior Therapist and Manager and now as a Deputy Clinical Lead for a mental health service called IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
Following my passion for meditation, I am also a Mindfulness Teacher. I am trained to deliver the renowned 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course, which I have had the privilege to run countless times for the NHS and within my private practice.
I've completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and wrote my dissertation on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder under the supervision of Professor Mark Freeston.
I later completed two Post-Graduate Diplomas, one in CBT for Adults and one in CBT for Children & Young People.
I completed my Mindfulness Teacher Training with the Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice at Bangor University, and have trained further with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at the University of Oxford.
I have also completed specialist trainings in Compassion Focused Therapy and Group Therapy. And I'm currently undergoing training to become a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher.
As a CBT Therapist I specialise in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression and PTSD.
I am able to treat the full range of anxiety disorders, including generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and health anxiety. I can also treat body dysmorphic disorder and mild binge eating disorder, and I have additional expertise in treating obsessive compulsive disorder.
My special interest area is working with women experiencing low self-esteem and/or perfectionism. I am able to draw on my other therapeutic trainings in Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindful Self-Compassion, along with CBT, to help my clients recognise that they are good enough.