Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- BSc Psychology, MSc Psychological Therapies,
- PgDip CBT and other outcome based interventions,
- PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
My name is Natalie, I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over eleven years experience of helping people with a range of psychological difficulties. Three of those years working with mild-moderate anxiety and depression and eight years with moderate to severe difficulties. I can work with most presentations but have more experience with depression, panic, generalised anxiety, and phobias. I also have specific knowledge about sleep difficulties as I used to run insomnia groups in a previous service. I have two post graduate diplomas in CBT, a Masters in psychological therapies and am a thesis away from completing a doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
I undertook my CBT Therapist training in a diverse and challenging London Borough. I feel this has been key to developing my skills in therapeutic engagement, and applying my counselling skills flexibly and creatively to achieve the best outcome for my clients. I undertake comprehensive assessments and conduct thoughtful and carefully planned treatments for a wide range of clinical presentations. Gathering information accurately and sensitively as well ass genuine empathy and warmth is key in building a strong therapeutic relationship. I try to gain a joint understanding of client’s difficulties, encouraging joint consideration of possible manageable solutions for coping.