What I offer help with, (and emergencies)....
CBT helps a wide range of difficulties. I work with clients on a 1-1 basis.
As well as face to face sessions, I am also offering on request, and will continue to
offer after lockdown, video sessions (including Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype)
for clients locally and beyond. Please ensure you are happy with your system's
security when using video.
(Panic Attacks, agoraphobia, shyness, social anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD - Worry),
Health Anxiety (hypochondriasis)
(e.g. low mood, low esteem)
(e.g. storms, spiders, blood, needles, flying, heights, driving, vomiting/choking (emetophobia), dogs,
cats, mice, rats etc.)
Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
(checking, cleaning, hoarding, unwanted thoughts, rituals)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
(e.g. hair pulling - trichotillomania, skin picking)
(Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Trauma from past (e.g. abuse, accidents)
(benzodiazepines, sleeping tablets - e.g temazepam, diazepam etc). NB working with your prescriber
Bereavement and loss
(e.g. perfectionism, self doubt, confidence)
Anger / Temper
Clinical supervision for CBT psychotherapists
I also offer clinical supervision to cognitive behavioural therapists. I have been an
accredited (BABCP) supervisor since 2006 and offer 1-1, and group sessions where there is a demand.
I am happy to meet face-to-face or via eg Zoom, Facetime, telephone etc. Supervision fees are £60 per hour.
I do not offer an emergency service. If you need urgent help, contact Somerset
Mindline (free) 01823 276892). Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for all ages
You can still call your GP, 999, 111 or visit A&E for mental and physical health emergencies
Samaritans are open 24 hours a day on 116 123 (free)
Childline provides confidential support for those up to their 19th birthday.
7.30am - 3.30pm (M-F) / 9am - 3.30pm (weekends) - 0800 1111 (free)
This may be your first meeting with a psychotherapist. You might feel anxious about your first meeting and sessions are as relaxed as possible. This website is aimed at answering questions you may have, and helping you not to feel anxious. Don’t forget, contacting a therapist is to find ways of getting support, understanding and moving forward.
The assessment session is to help me find out more about you and your difficulty so I can decide whether I believe I can help. (It is usual for me to offer a course of therapy, but I cannot make this decision until we have met. An assessment therefore, is not necessarily an offer of therapy.)
This meeting is also for you to find out more about therapy and how I work so you can also make a decision whether or not to proceed into therapy. You will not be expected to make this decision in the assessment session (if an offer of therapy is made) unless you are sure when we meet. I am happy to give a reasonable length of time for you to make this decision so you can think and discuss with others.
If we begin working together, I usually offer an initial course of 6 sessions, (usually weekly/fortnightly and sessions last up to 1 hour). The 6th session is a review where we evaluate progress together. This does not necessarily mean we end meetings. If we decide to continue, we organise another course of sessions and review. Reviews help evaluate progress and maintain focus.
Please look at the documents on my home page especially on confidentiality and GDPR
I look forward to meeting you and hope I can be of help. Please contact me if you have any further questions.