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Specialisms

Don’t hesitate to ask me for help about a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, low self-esteem, and specific phobias.

However, there are a number of conditions for which I offer specialised help. Click the circles to find out more.

ADHD

What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition which can cause above-normal levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviours.

Common behaviours can include:

  • Difficulty in planning ahead`
  • Problems with organisation
  • Having trouble focusing or concentrating on tasks
  • Being easily distracted
  • Having difficulty sitting still
  • Interrupting people when they are talking

For more information about ADHD please use these links:

ASD

What is ASD?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour to a varying degree.

Common behaviours can include:

  • Social communication and social interaction challenges
  • Repetitive and restricted behaviour
  • Highly focused interests or hobbies
  • Symptoms which limit the person’s ability to function optimally at school, at work and in other areas of life
  • Over or under sensitivity to light, sound, taste, or touch
  • Extreme anxiety

For more information about ASD please use this link:

Insomnia / Sleep Difficulties

What is Insomnia?

Most people experience problems with their sleep at some point in their life – we call this insomnia. However, for some people, symptoms can continue for months and occasionally for years. When sleep problems have an impact on our daily functioning, it can be helpful to address the issues using CBT-I, a specific CBT treatment for insomnia.

Issues with sleep can include:

  • Difficulty getting to sleep
  • Waking several times during the night
  • Worrying/racing mind in the night, stopping sleep
  • Use of drugs and alcohol to get to sleep

    For more information about Insomnia please use this link:

    Bipolar Disorder

    What is Bipolar Disorder?

    Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder which is characterised by periods of hypomania or mania and depression.

    To help you manage this disorder I offer Relapse Prevention treatment.

    Please note, Relapse Prevention treatment can only be provided to people with stable symptoms.

    If you are in crisis, please get help immediately:

    • Contact the Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    • Call NHS 111 for advice about where to go or dial 999 in an emergency.
    • Visit your GP or local Accident and Emergency Department.

    For more information about Bipolar Disorder please use this link:

    Misophonia

    What is Misophonia?

    Misophonia is a disorder in which certain sounds trigger extreme emotional or physiological responses, most commonly anger (or even rage), anxiety, panic, and an urgent need to flee.

    For more information about Misophonia please use these links: