Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy (CBT) and EMDR Therapy in Leatherhead and Cobham, Surrey
I am an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist (CBT) and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. Over the course of fifteen years, as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and later as a CBT Therapist, I worked in a variety of mental health settings within the NHS in therapist roles. These included a number of community mental health teams, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, and an eating disorders service. In addition to running a successful private practice in Cobham at Optima Health and Leatherhead at the Leatherhead Institute, I hold an Associate Tutor post with the University of Surrey where I teach and supervise the practice of trainee CBT practitioners.
In 2006, I completed my Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training at Goldsmiths College, University of London, obtaining a Masters degree. I have been a fully accredited therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT) since 2007.
What conditions do I treat?
I specialise in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, generalised anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), social anxiety, health anxiety (hypochondriasis), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bulimia nervosa, phobias and stress.
What geographical area do I cover?
COVID-19 Pandemic (Updated 7/8/20)
As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all of my therapy sessions continue to take place online, via an encrypted telemedicine video call. This is incredibly easy to use as it is accessed directly from a Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. There is nothing for you to download. The patients I have treated with CBT or EMDR in the last few months have found treatment provided via a video call has worked surprisingly well.
It is my intention to return to offering face to face treatment in Cobham and Leatherhead again at some point but with the safety of my patients, myself and others in mind and the importance of continuity in treatment, I will only do so once I am sure this can be done consistently and safely.
For when it is safe to do so, Leatherhead and Cobham are within a short drive of Cheam, Banstead, Sutton, Esher, Surbiton, New Malden, Worcester Park, Ashtead, Epsom, Ewell, Coulsdon, Croydon, Guildford, Stoke D'Abernon, Bookham, Oxshott, Weybridge, East and West Horsley, Byfleet, and Reigate.