ACT for Trauma
Working with complexity in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Training and Clinical Supervision
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a transdiagnostic psychotherapy, for a range of difficulties, from anxiety and mood disorders to chronic pain. It has at its core the goal of increasing psychological flexibility to help clients reduce suffering and increase their capacity to engage in values based behaviour.
ACT is increasingly being used to help clients and patients overcome complex problems, including trauma related difficulties. Using a Trauma-Focused ACT approach provides a flexible model for treating trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and it's related problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, dissociation, moral injury, shame, suicidality, insomnia, attachment problems, and more.
I'm Christian. I am a BABCP accredited Psychotherapist with over 15 years working in the mental health field. I am a former Uniformed Mental Health Specialist in the British Army, and a Senior Psychological Therapist in an NHS Complex Treatment Service. The focus of my clinical work is helping clients with complex presentations, including complex trauma, overcome their difficulties and rebuild their lives. My background is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and my focus is applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which I have found invaluable in helping clients recover and build lives of meaning and purpose.
I provide training and clinical supervision for other clinicians in ACT and CBT. I am not taking on any further clients for individual therapy at the moment
Clinical Supervision for professionals who wish to enhance their skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).