Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist:
I have been working in mental health both in the NHS and privately for over 14 years with 10 years experience offering therapy. Throughout my career, I have been privileged to work with people with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Much of my NHS and private work involves helping people with depression and anxiety disorders both in a group and one to one. Due to my special interest in PTSD I have undergone further specialist training in EMDR which enables me to not only work with PTSD but also common mental health problems and bereavement.
I strongly believe in the CBT principle of collaboration between therapist and client. Together we will establish goals which are meaningful to you, ensuring you get the most out of therapy and move forwards in life. I offer a friendly and down to earth approach along with the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment, enabling you to explore your difficulties at your own pace. Effective therapy relies upon developing an individualised treatment based on a psychological formulation of your difficulties and life experiences. The core principle to my approach is being person-centred. I believe it is important you receive the right therapy for you which means my first aim will be an assessment, from which a shared understanding of the problem(s) will inform the next steps in treatment.
I also provide CBT supervision for trainee therapists and accredited practitioners.
I have monthly supervision sessions with a BABCP accredited supervisor, EMDR Consultant and attend ongoing professional development.
I hold professional insurance and abide by the codes of ethical and professional practice of the BABCP and BPS.
Complete the form below with your details and therapy requirements - Vanessa will then contact you to discuss making a booking....