Chris has worked as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in the NHS and in private practice for over 25 years.
She has recently moved to Exmoor from Herefordshire where she worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in a NHS Community Mental Health Centre and in private practice.
She is experienced in providing CBT to individual clients both adults and adolescents.
Her clinical areas of expertise include working with Depression, the Anxiety Disorders, Stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders and Chronic Pain.
Chris is a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She trained as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN) at the Maudsley & Bethlem Hospital, London, where she developed a particular interest in CBT.
Chris has completed an 18 month full time course in Adult Behavioural Psychotherapy (ENB 650). She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of Oxford and a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT Supervision from the University of Liverpool and a BSc Mental Health Studies in Eating Disorders at Birmingham University.
She is fully Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) trained and will often use a combination of EMDR and CBT when working with PTSD.
She has attended Mindfulness for Stress Reduction courses and co-run NHS Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy for Depression Groups.
She has designed, delivered and evaluated numerous 10 day CBT Practical Skills Training Courses, and several 3 day Introduction to CBT courses.
In May 2011, Chris and two colleagues ran an intensive 5 day CBT teaching programme for Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry trainees in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
She has also organised and run numerous NHS groups for clients including Understanding and Managing Depression, OCD, Anxiety and Stress.
She has provided individual supervision for CBT Practitioners and group supervision to trainees for over 20 years.
Chris adheres to the BABCP code of ethics, attends regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training, holds current professional indemnity insurance and has monthly supervision. Supervision of cases can be seen as a form of quality control and a way of ensuring that therapeutic standards are maintained.
She is registered with a number of Healthcare Providers and Rehabilitation Companies.