I have worked for the NHS as a cognitive behavioural therapist since 2010. I have experience of helping people to overcome depression, anxiety and other common mental health disorders, including Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Within my NHS role I also supervise other therapists, and have been involved with various aspects of mental health service delivery, including patient engagement and involvement, partnership development, and social marketing.
Prior to becoming a CBT therapist, I worked for four years as a person-centred counsellor in various settings, including the NHS, Age Concern and Sefton Choices. In this role I gained experience of helping people to overcome a range of problems, including bereavement, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety and sexual abuse.
Between 2006 and 2010 I worked as Referral Officer for Sefton Council’s Creative Alternatives arts on prescription programme, again providing support for depression and anxiety. I played a key role in setting up this award-winning project, and as Creative Alternatives developed I gained valuable experience in project management, working with groups, and in the therapeutic application of creativity.
I am currently the Secretary for the Liverpool Branch of the BABCP. My role includes organising continued professional development opportunities for other therapists and taking minutes at committee meetings.
I am also an affiliate therapist with Ieso delivering CBT to people across the country using the latest digital technology and advances in the field.
In addition to being BABCP accredited, I am also registered with the Independent Practitioners Special Interest Group (IPSIG).
Forrest Talking Therapies is accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists
Membership Number 110081.
We are also a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Membership Number 591169.