At times we all experience upsetting thoughts, feelings and negative behaviours which can feel overwhelming. The thoughts and meanings attached to OCD are often distressing and can feel shameful.
Talking, changing your perspective about a problem and learning new strategies, can enable you to move forward.
Working collaboratively with you, I can help you achieve this.
I practice Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, an evidenced based psychological therapy to help you overcome any emotional or mental health difficulties you may be experiencing.
About my experience
I have worked in mental health services for over 32 years and am passionate about working with you to achieve your optimum positive mental health.
Although I originally trained as a Registered General Nurse (RGN), I quickly discovered that my really love was mental health and this led to train as a Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) in 1990.
I have been practicing as an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) therapist since 2007, and now specialise in working with OCD.
I have worked in both the UK and abroad, including jobs with the British Army in Germany and in the Caribbean. These experiences have allowed me to be able to work with a diverse spectrum of clients, professions and difficulties.
So, whats the advantage of working with a CBT therapist/RMN?
Working with a cognitive therapist who is also an Registered Mental Nurse, gives you the best of both worlds; access to an evidence-based (i.e. it works!) psychological treatment, and the knowledge and expertise of a mental health practitioner with specific OCD experience.
I believe as a client you are the expert. Therapy should be client centred and has to work with your goals; I am here to help you achieve them.
I understand that contacting a therapist can feel daunting, and OCD behaviours and intrusive thoughts can feel embarrassing or shameful, but feel assured that this is a first important step to deal with life’s slings and arrows. If you would like to discuss how CBT can help with your current difficulties do get in touch.
Registered Mental Health Nurse, Certificate in Counselling Skills.