I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, accredited by the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). I trained in cognitive therapy in Brighton and Oxford, and have many years’ experience of working in mental health, psychological and substance use services where I have offered individual and group therapy to people with a wide range of difficulties. I am also an accredited supervisor and have provided clinical supervision to other therapists for the past fifteen years.
Prior to specialising in CBT, I obtained qualifications in mental health nursing, social work and the substance use speciality.
I am both passionate and realistic about what therapy can do. My enthusiasm is based on my experience of helping people make significant changes through CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and being able to lead happier and more fulfilled lives as a consequence; – just as Ms D described below at the end of therapy:
Clea and I clicked very quickly. I found her calm presence incredibly reassuring and she is brilliant at listening. What she quickly honed in on were my core beliefs which I’d held since childhood and which were no longer serving me well. Once she had given me the tools to deconstruct some of these and the self-critical thoughts I was having, I was able to create some distance from them and they started to feel less ‘true’. The homework that she gave me helped me to make progress between our weekly sessions. She has changed my life and I’m so very grateful to her for shining light into the darkest corners of my mind and history so that I no longer need to be afraid.