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About me

 I have been working therapeutically with adults, young adults and parents for over 18 years in a diverse range of settings and across all sectors. My  approach to working with people is one of honesty, flexibility, integrity and a real belief that change is possible.

My passion for Mental Health was realised in 2006 when I returned from several years of travelling to then be selected to work for NHS Scotland as a Guided Self Help Worker and Trainer, where I started my training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Based approaches. Since then I have gone on to hold several roles within Mental Health as a Teacher, Senior Wellbeing Practitioner, Lead Mental Health practitioner in Cancer support, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist and Mental Heath and Wellbeing manager for a local Secondary School.

 

With Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy alongside being  Registered, listed and certified as a Mindfulness Teacher for adults, children and parents, you can be assured that the theoretical knowledge underpinning my practice is extensive and evidence based.

 I am a Registered member of BAMBA (British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches), am registered as a  accredited Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist with Access MBCT and am a registered Teacher with the Mindfulness in Schools Project 

I have professional indemnity insurance and have an enhanced DBS check

Qualifications

University Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Level 7 Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Registered and Listed Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist

Listed Teacher in .b (Mindfulness for 11-18 year olds)

APT level 2 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) certified practitioner

Qualified Decider skills Facilitator

Qualified Living life to full (CBT skills) facilitator

Mental Health First Aider

Trained Facilitator in Motivational Interviewing

Additional Training 

Spell Autism Training

Strengths based CBT

STORM (suicide prevention training)

Assist (further suicide intervention training)

Mental Capacity act

Mental Health Co-production training

CBT masterclass for Anxiety

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