I commenced my position with the University of Worcester in March 2015, after 10 years working in the NHS and the independent sector, providing individual and group based psychological interventions. During this time I worked in different services including, the primary care assessment and treatment team (PCATT) and improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT), in Suffolk, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire. I completed my training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the University of South Wales.
As a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist I have worked in Primary Care mental health and more recently in an independent psychiatric hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of acute and complex mental health problems. During this time I have developed special interests in chronic physical conditions, learning disabilities, organic degenerative disorders, such as early on-set dementia and Huntington's disease, as well as other types of brain injury. I also specialise in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, health anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, binge eating disorder and bulimia. Post qualification I have completed training courses in third wave therapies, including mindfulness.
2017 (Anticipated) Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education
2017 .b Foundations: Mindfulness in Schools Project (MISP)
2016 Mindfulness teacher training pathway, in conjunction with Bangor University.
2010 Masters in Therapeutic Counselling (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
2006 Certificate in Counselling 2006 BSc (Hons) Psychology
2001 Masters in Computer Science
2000 BSc (Hons) Geography (Human)