Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological therapy that focusses on the links between thoughts, emotions, physical experiences and behaviour. It helps identify and change unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns that contribute to emotional difficulties. It is used to treat common mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress and can help with emotional problems and worry associated with work or relationships.
I have practised CBT in NHS wellbeing services in London and Norfolk and have provided group and individual CBT to university students in two different universities. I have experience of helping adults with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, problems relating to traumatic events including PTSD, workplace stress and relationship problems.
For more information on CBT please see the BABCP website at www.babcp.com
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychological therapy that is used to help people with distressing memories associated with past adverse events or traumas. EMDR therapists help clients reprocess their traumatic memories by using side to side eye movements or other bi-lateral stimulation while noticing different aspects of the traumatic memory. This appears to create biochemical changes in the brain that aid the processing of information.
For more information please see the EMDR UK & Ireland Association website at www.emdrassociation.org.uk
I am a qualified EMDR therapist and have regular supervision from an accredited EMDR Consultant. I am currently working towards EMDR Europe accreditation.