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.
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.