Therapies available & Accreditations
Therapies & accreditations:
EMDR Therapist: Accredited with EMDR Europe.
CBT Therapist: Accredited with BABCP
CBT Supervisor: Accredited with BABCP
Interpersonal Therapist (IPT)
Mindfulness Therapist (9 yrs)
Psychological treatment for trauma
EMDR (Eye Movement desensitisation & Reprocessing)
CBT – Depression and the variety of Anxiety conditions.
Supervision for Psychological Therapists
Pre-operative Psychology, to help people manage anxiety & post-operative pain. Typically for people anticipating hip or knee replacements, other conditions can be discussed.
Running workshops on: Supervision, Pre-operative Psychology.
Trauma / PTSD
Whether from a recent event or something from childhood, experiencing traumas is common. The event can be bad enough, but for a number of people the impact of the trauma continues and can form into PTSD. PTSD can impact every aspect of our lives, with vivid reliving of the event(s), nightmares, hypervigilance to matching triggers, avoidance of reminders , anxiety and depressed mood.
The good news is that PTSD is treatable. There are 2 main treatment methods recommended, these are CBT for Trauma & EMDR.
I can provide both treatments, but I specialise in EMDR. I find this treatment tends to be quicker and can access a deeper processing and resolution of the memory. More information on EMDR can be found at the EMDR Association UK website. I am a qualified EMDR therapist of good experience.
CBT is a fantastic therapy for treating depression & the variety of Anxiety Disorders. I am a highly qualified and experienced CBT therapist, accredited with the BABCP for both treating & supervising others to treat difficulties using CBT. CBT is one of my specialities.
Pre-operative Psychology to manage post-operative anxiety & pain. Hip & Knee replacements.
Having an operation can be anxiety provoking at the best of times. Managing post-operative pain and anxiety around this can be a challenge. Indeed difficulties managing post-operative pain has been linked to longer stays in hospital. My Pre-operative Psychological Therapy aims to address your individual concerns and anxieties around the operation and the recovery period, while also looking to help you deal psychologically with the post-operative pain.
Typically I work with people anticipating a Hip or Knee replacement, but have also worked with other elective operations.
In studies into my work, patient’s anxiety reduces following the psychological therapy as does time spent in hospital following the operation (average: 24hrs less).
My work in this area won 1st place in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) national awards in 2018 (perioperative anaesthesia category). This is the equivalent of the Oscars of the medical world. The work was then published in the British Medical Journal. Further I have lectured on this subject to the National Acute Pain Symposium (2018) and the work won a competition there as well. This work has also featured on the BBC news. Please see my publications & media section for more information.
As an experienced CBT therapist who is accredited with the BABCP as a Supervisor, I am available to provide supervision
to other CBT therapists.
I run regular Workshops on Supervision and can be available to run full or half day Supervision Workshops. For prices please contact me.
Anyone attending therapy with me can be sure that sessions will not be padded out and I will not encourage extra sessions that are unnecessary. The majority of my clients tend to opt for remote-therapy via the internet, typically with the Zoom website, this means that wherever you are in the UK or world quality therapy can be accessed.
CBT sessions tend to be around 50min long. EMDR sessions can be up to 90min long. The number of sessions needed varies depending on the condition & severity of symptoms. This can be discussed at assessment.
Pre-operative Psychology to manage anxiety & post-operative pain: I typically see people for upcoming hip & knee replacements. Therapy is based around CBT & last around 50min. Usually no more than 3 sessions are needed.
Pre-Assessment: free 20min discussion on whether therapy with me would be useful for you.
Therapy can be provided in person at my venue in Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth, Dorset or via internet service like Zoom. Due to Covid 19 all therapy is currently provided via video-call. I have consistent success with treatment via this method, including with trauma work.
Lecturers & Teaching
I presented my Pre-operative Psychology work at the National Acute Pain Symposium annual conference in 2018. This was well received & our abstract won a competition at the conference.
I am available for teaching & lectures for other organisations who wish to learn about providing a Pre-Operative Psychological therapy to help hospital patients. For prices please contact me.
British Medical Association Award
Anaethesia & Perioperative
Awards, Publications & Media
British Medical Journal (BMJ)
National Acute Pain Symposium
Mindfulness Research Article
British Medical Journal
Awards Short list (see complex surgical pain)
see: 2018 & Pre-op Psychological Interventions
Free 20min Pre-assessment phone call.
£70 for a standard CBT session (60min).
£90 for a standard EMDR session (90min). Which can reduce to £70 if the session only takes up to 50min, after 50min the cost moves to the standard £90.
£180 pre-paid Block of 3 sessions for Pre-operative Pscyhology. If only 1 or 2 sessions are needed then the price is reduced to the standard CBT session price and any difference is refunded.
Insurance: Most UK insurance company payments are accepted.
All costs, baring insurance contracts, are pre-paid before the session begins via bank transfer. Unless the session is in-person where-by card payments can be accepted at the start of the session.
Bournemouth, England, UK