Naomi

- CBT Therapist

Biography

Naomi is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Mindfulness Teacher and EMDR trainee, and is offering therapy to individuals over the age of 16.

For Naomi, the appeal of CBT is its proven effectiveness in the treatment of many disorders including Depression, Anxiety and PTSD.  CBT is about looking at your experience, beliefs, and behaviours as the starting point for therapy. Within therapy Naomi will work collaboratively with you to explore and make sense of your experience, identifying your strengths, what is currently distressing, and what you are aiming to change.  Naomi will then work with you to develop new skills, perspectives and approaches, or build on existing ones.  To achieve this, Naomi creates a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic environment.

EMDR is a different approach which works well alongside CBT and is effective for processing past experiences which may be the source of current difficulties. EMDR works by holding experiences in the mind and using eye-movements or other techniques to stimulate the body’s natural ability to process information.

Naomi started work in the NHS as an Occupational Therapist in 2003 in hospitals and in the community. She subsequently worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and then as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within NHS Primary Care Mental Health Services. Naomi has a personal interest in Mindfulness and qualified with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy in 2019. Naomi currently works as a Highly Specialised Psychological Therapist within the NHS.

Qualifications & Experience

BSc (Hons) Occupational therapy (University of Northumbria)

Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies (Newcastle University)

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Newcastle University)

Certificate of Competence to Teach MBCT (Oxford Mindfulness Centre)

EMDR Part 1 (EMDR Masterclass)

Registrations

Naomi is fully accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and is registered with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).