About this Service
Chris moved to Exmoor from Herefordshire in 2017 where she worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in a NHS rural Community Mental Health Centre and in Private Practice.
She has extensive experience of working with a variety of mental health problems. Her clinical areas of expertise include working with Depression, the Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic, Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders and Chronic Pain.
Chris offers individual therapy to adults aged 18 – 90+ and adolescents aged 13 – 17. Appointments can be arranged in Taunton. Somerset on a Wednesday and Thursday and occasionally in Porlock. She tries to be flexible with appointment times.
Clients who wish to arrange an appointment are offered a free of charge short telephone conversation to see if CBT is the most suitable approach for them. If we then decide to go ahead an appointment will be arranged to carry out a face to face assessment which lasts up to 90 minutes. The purpose of this is to identify problems, consider treatment goals, provide an estimate of the number of sessions needed and to give both of us the opportunity to consider whether we wish to work together.
CBT treatment sessions last for 60 minutes, Therapy is usually short term. between 6 – 20 sessions.
Treatment and Specialisation Areas
- Adult Mental Health Care
- Anger Issues
- Behavioural Problems
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child or Adolescent Mental Health Care
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E.
- Chronic Pain/Pain Management
- Eating Disorders and Weight Problems
- Medical Problems
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Occupational Issues
- Older Adult Mental Health Care
- Physical Health Problems
- Post-Natal Depression/Difficulties
- Self Esteem
- Somatoform Disorders/Hypochondriasis
- Stress Management
Primary Client Groups
- Adolescents Age 13-17
- Adults Age 18+
- Adults Age 60+
- Clinical Psychologists
- Direct Contact from Patient
- Employers of Patients
- General Practitioner
- Health Professionals
- Legal Professionals
- Medical Insurance
- Mental Health Professionals
- Private Practice Consultations
Chris has worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in the NHS and Private Practice for over 25 years. She is experienced in providing CBT to individual clients both Adults and Adolescents.
She trained as a Mental Health Nurse at the Maudsley Hospital, London where she developed a particular interest in CBT. She has completed an 18 month full-time course in Adult Behavioural Psychotherapy. She holds Post Graduate diploma’s in CBT from the University of Oxford and CBT Supervision from Liverpool University. She has extensive training in working with Eating Disorders. She has attended Mindfulness for Stress Reduction courses and co-run NHS Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy for Depression Groups.
Chris is fully Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) trained.
Chris had designed, delivered and evaluated numerous 10 day CBT Practical Skills Training Courses for CBT trainees and had provided individual and group supervision to CBT Practitioners.
She has set-up and run numerous CBT groups for NHS clients