I have a positive proven track record of working with private organisations, local Authorities and the NHS.
I offer service reviews, strategic service development and implementation.
Corporate well-being services can successfully improve staff retention, absenteeism and employee efficiency.
I offer evidence based therapy to employees, typically working alongside Occupational Health Services. I have experience of working with people from all walks of life with a variety of psychological difficulties that impact upon their lives. During therapy we work together to understand how problems have developed and why repeating patterns have been hard to change. Therapy can increase confidence in managing difficulties and fosters skills to enable empowerment and sustainable positive changes.
My main approaches include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that aims to help clients solve current problems and develop strategies to manage unhelpful thinking processes and behaviours.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapy for treatment of trauma and other problems.
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a talking therapy that mainly focuses on relationship patterns.
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.
In 2018, I was nominated and shortlisted for The Blackpool Gazette's Health Heroes Award under the Category of Mental Health Worker of the Year
I provide high quality evidence based psychologically informed training for staff groups and managers.
Examples of topics delivered include: mental health awareness, training for managers in difficult conversations & effective staff support, managing aggression & de-escalation.
Based on my extensive clinical and academic background I am able to design and deliver bespoke training / workshops to meet any organisations needs.
I deliver high quality clinical supervision to CBT trained therapists and allied professionals.
I provide support and reflective practice to staff trained as Mental Health First Alders.
I have extensive skills in service development focusing on staff wellbeing and support.