At a young age I've witnessed parental domestic abuse, bullied at primary and secondary school which created isolation, this triggered me to have low self esteem, anxiety and depression which went on to effect me in areas of relationships and confidence. As I went into adult life I suffered with post natal depression and mental health anxiety. As well as helping in my own recovery using CBT and holistic approaches All of the above has helped me to understand the conditions and how to help people better along side being able to relate to a persons experiences for the better. . This is one of the reasons why I chose this field of work although I did a law degree.
I firmly believe when aiding mental health wellbeing looking at various approaches is key to moving forward in therapy. Where some clients will need CBT alone generally life is more complex and needs to be treated by assessing individual needs creating multifaceted holistic approaches to wellbeing.
In my many years of working in NHS I have applied accredited CBT techniques alongside holistic approaches which have aided me to achieve positive recovery for my clients. When seeing certain clients I have along side CBT, also seen it beneficial to look at other aspects like daily life style management to aid in recovery.
Additionally its fundamental to look into the past as far back as childhood to understand why they would be effected in the here and now.
The holistic approaches I use have been daily life style management, socialisation, stress management, meditation, affirmations, diet, exercise, among other techniques.
In my early twenties I did voluntary youth offending services in which I aided youths and there families after they had been sentenced, with advice and guidance on how to change and improve their quality of their life, to help not go down the wrong path. This experience of helping and also my life story inspired me to help in mental health services.
Through my life experiences and my working with clients in the NHS I have seen how when clients recover from very difficult mental health experiences it can have a dramatic effect positively on the quality of their life. Knowing that one if four will or are going through mental health problems my endeavour and passion has lead me to want to help attain a positive level of mental health for my clients as I have seen it can also end up having an effect on the clients surrounding relationships therefore in helping the person it benefits surrounding relationships.
Having been through mental health issues at various stages of my life I have first hand experience of the difficulties a person can face in overcoming these which I now have worked through (with the help of mental health therapy). These being witnessing domestic abuse as a child, childhood bullying, self esteem, health anxiety, post natal depression, general anxiety and depression.
Having worked in the NHS since 2007 as a primary care wellbeing practitioner moving onto an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist in mental health therapy. I help people who suffer with depression, OCD, phobias, PTSD, generalised anxiety disorder, panic, health anxiety and body dysmorphic disorder. I also work with clients with long term health conditions which effect there mental health.
Having been through mental health issues myself, my aim to my clients is to provide a holistic mental health therapy approach which will not only be using a trained method of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I will also include looking into the past to draw on behaviours brought forward now alongside physical health, Socialisation, employment issues, relationships and financial issues to help mental wellbeing in relation to depression and anxiety.
Call me now to book a therapy appointment on 07738444200.