Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  EMDR Therapy

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, accredited by the BABCP, an EMDR therapist, and a clinical supervisor.

I offer CBT and EMDR, and I work collaboratively with the client to identify how therapy can meet the client's needs and goals and alleviate distress.

















Psychological difficulties I work with include:




Anxiety Disorders: OCD, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Specific Phobias
Loss and traumatic grief 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / Complex-PTSD 
Childhood Trauma
Complex Trauma
Interpersonal difficulties and relationship issues
 Autism Spectrum Condition and ADHD
Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Perinatal Loss
Parent support and Coaching











In addition to my core training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I draw on a variety of cognitive and behavioural approaches, such as compassion-focused therapy, schema-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.

I also offer EMDR, which is a very effective and powerful psychotherapy that enable us to process the impact of past traumatic events. Traumatic or distressing events can have long-lasting effects on our emotional wellbeing and the way we relate to ourselves and others. EMDR helps us to process past trauma, find relief from emotional distress, and break unhelpful relational patterns.






Working with Neurodiversity

Following extensive experience working with adults and young people with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), I use cognitive and behavioural interventions for depression and anxiety, adapted to the specific individual needs of clients with such conditions. I take a strengths-focused approach, working with the client to identify both strengths and challenges and make best use of the person's positive qualities, to increase resilience and overcome existing difficulties. Both my private work and previous NHS roles involve adapting psychological therapy for ASD and ADHD. My work on ASD also includes specialist supervision and the development and delivery of training on adapting CBT for adults with ASC.  







Working with Parents

I also work with perinatal depression and anxiety, focusing on helping parents to understand the young brain, and overcome challenges using reflective parenting and attachment-focused approaches. I take a trauma-informed approach when working with parents, exploring why certain situations or children's behaviours are particularly triggering and distressing. I help parents to process these difficulties, honouring their own needs and boundaries, whilst empathising with the child's state of mind, meeting the child's needs and maintaining connection. 

Support for parents








I have been working as a clinical supervisor, privately and in NHS primary care mental health teams, since 2014. I offer supervision to CBT therapists, trainees, as well as counsellors and psychotherapists, who use CBT as part of their therapy work, and I offer specialist CBT supervision for ASD and ADHD.
















Core / Academic Qualifications


PgDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
| 2012-2013, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, University of Oxford|

PgCert in Psychological Therapies:
| 2010-2011, University of Surrey |

BSc Psychology:
| 2006-2010, University of Surrey |

BSc Nursing
| 1999-2003, University of West Attica, Athens |


Professional Qualifications


EMDR level 1, 2 and 3:
| 2018, EMDR Europe, trainer Sian Morgan, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust |

Clinical Supervisor Training
| 2014-2015, Charlie Waller Institute, University of Reading |






Continuing Professional Development 

Since I qualified as a CBT therapist, I have invested in CPD on various cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies, as well as other therapeutic approaches, followed by specialist supervision and reflection. Some of the CPD I have focused on includes:

  • Attachment-informed CBT: breaking cycles of neglect and abuse, Helen Kennerly, OCTC
  • Introduction to Mentalizing and Mentalization Based Treatments for Children, Young People, Families, Parents, Carers and Teams, Anna Freud Institute
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment: Reflective Parenting, Anna Freud Institute
  • CBT for perinatal depression, OCTC
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (2- day workshop), Fiona Kennedy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy, Chris Irons
  • Compassion Focused Therapy for PTSD, Deborah Lee
  • Working with Complex PTSD, Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service
  • Schema-Focused CBT, Helen Kennerly, OCTC
  • Schema Mode Model: Mode Interventions for Complex Cases, by Schema Therapy Training Online
  • Long Term Conditions, University of Exeter
  • Attachment- focused EMDR, Laura Parnell
  • Attachment-informed EMDR, Mark Brayne
  • Attachment & Complex Trauma: Managing the Approach-Avoidance Cycle, Kathy Steele
  • Beyond Attachment: Working with Social Motivational Systems in Complex Trauma & Dissociation, Kathy Steele






Other workshops:

  • Working with mothers with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (Claire James, Confer)
  • Bereavement (Ted Bauman, Cruse)
  • CBT for OCD (Paul Salkovskis, BABCP)
  • CBT for OCD (Joy McGuire, OCTC)
  • Perfectionism (Roz Safran, BABCP)
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (BABCP)
  • Panic / Social Anxiety (David Clark, Charlie Waller Institute)
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse (Helen Kennerly, OCTC)
  • ACT (various webinars)
  • Couples CBT (Prof Don Baucom, Charlie Waller Institute)
  • Late life depression (Georgina Charlesworth, Charlie Waller Institute)
  • Motivational Interviewing (University of West London)
  • Adapting CBT for ASD and ADHD by Neuro-psychology Service, BHFT
  • CBT and Counselling with Autism Spectrum Disorder Clients, Masterclass with Professor Tony Attwood
  • Various training on ASD by National Autistic Society between 2007 and 2011
  • Development of training on Adapting CBT for Adults with ASD






I have also invested in personal and professional development on attachment-focused parenting approaches informed by the work of Sue Gerhardt, Gordon Neufeld and Deborah McNamara, Thomas Gordon, Janet Lansbury, Gabor Maté and Jesper Juul, which I incorporate in my practice when working with parents and teachers.

Support for parents