I gained my first BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 1997, followed by:
- MSc in the Psychobiology of Stress and Stress Management (1999)
- BSc(Hons) in CBT (2004)
- MSc in Psychology in Healthcare (2007)
I am accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, the lead organisation for CBT in the UK. I am also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.
Although CBT is my dominant therapeutic approach in exploring difficult, and often painful, emotions and experiences, I also work in an integrative way to meet clients’ needs. I use elements of psychodynamic, systemic and interpersonal therapeutic approaches, balancing a counselling person-centred philosophy with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to help the person achieve an increased self-awareness and understanding to gain a greater capacity for choice and change.
Clients can be seen at either:
My garden therapy room in Wigton
Centre for Psychology and Psychotherapy
Warwick Road, Carlisle
Cumbria Therapies, Norfolk Road, Carlisle