About me

My name is Tim and I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist as well as a couples therapist.

What I do

It is very clear that people can get caught in patterns of unhelpful thinking and behaviour that can be very difficult to get out of themselves. This can hold you back from achieving the things you would like to. Learning to be aware of and to understand your mental health can really make a huge difference to your wellbeing and your mental health. With the right approach and with the tools you will learn you can lead a happier and more fulfilling life with less stress and anxiety.

As an experienced therapist, I can help you to be more aware of the patterns of thinking and behaviour that you might be stuck in. If you are not aware of these, it is extremely difficult to change them. Once you are aware of these patterns, we can then focus on developing the tools and coping strategies to reduce distress. We can also focus on how to make theses changes stick and how you can maintain these gains. This will allow you to deal with some of the challenges life can throw at you in the future.

Mental health is just like physical health, we need to continually make an effort to look after ourselves to stay feeling good.

I offer therapy for people who want to change and are ready to move forwards in their lives and do some things differently. This involves some motivation and some work in between sessions.

There can be a lot of different reasons why people are seeking support and why they might be feeling distressed. Please see the about CBT section (link below) for more details on the common mental health problems that I can help you with.

If you are ready to learn more about your mental health and are ready to make some changes and move forward with me, then please get in touch now.

CBT sessions are 50 minutes an are charged at £70 per hour. These can be face to face or online.

My experience

I have 12+ years experience as a therapist and 18+ years experience of working in mental health. I started off by working with people with mental health problems in a community residential setting in Brighton. This also involved working with people with substance misuse issues and other complex needs. This provided me with a good foundation in delivering basic psychosocial interventions and reinforced the understanding that people need to make basic changes to improve their mental health.

This desire to be able to deliver clear and effective interventions for mental health problems led me to doing my training in Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2010 at the University of Brighton. CBT is the most effective and evidenced based form of therapy for a range of disorders.

Following my CBT training I worked for the NHS Sussex partnership trust as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. This relationship has lasted until the present day as I still work for the trust as a supervisor for other CBT therapists. In my role as a CBT therapist I delivered CBT for adults with a range of mental health difficulties including low Self Esteem, Depression, PTSD, Social Anxiety, OCD and other common mental health problems.

I trained in Couples Therapy at the Tavistock Centre for couples relationships from 2016-2018 whilst working for the NHS. Since then I have delivered couples therapy for couples with a variety of difficulties.

I have been a supervisor of CBT clinicians since 2012. This has involved supervision clinical practice of various different clinicians including trainees and fully qualified therapist. I currently deliver supervision one to one and in groups for the NHS. I also work for the University of Sussex as a supervisor on the CBT course that is running currently. 

More about me

I moved down to Brighton in 2001 from Nottingham. I have always been lured to the sea and am a regular surfer. (Yes, you can surf in Brighton!)  I am lucky to still live by the coast with my wife and daughter. I also have a few other hobbies I enjoy, such as painting and playing various sports. Aside from that, I mainly enjoy eating and spending time with friends and family.

I have always enjoyed working with people and have found it a privilege to listen to peoples stories and hear the things they may not have shared with anyone before. Over my career, I have been able to learn what I value about therapy. This has made me want to be a therapist that makes it easy for people to understand their difficulties and to not over complicate therapy. It is also important to me that I don’t offer treatment for disorders or difficulties that I have not had training in. I feel I am aware of where my skills lie and am aware of my limitations also.

It is important to understand that it is rarely about changing who you are, it is always about changing how you see yourself and how you behave as a result. Sometimes trying to turn the volume down on behaviours that can become excessive and unhelpful. 

My professional qualifications:

  • Post Gaduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural therapy - University of Brighton 2010.
  • Couples Therapy for Depression practitioner training - Tavistock Centre for Couple relationships 2018
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of Hertfordshire 2000.

I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist. I have to maintain my accreditation by receiving regular supervision and by attending regular CPD (continuing professional development). This means that I am able to keep up to date with the latest interventions and developments in CBT and in mental health. 

I started my journey as a therapist with the CBT training in 2010. However, I had 6+ years of experience in working with mental health prior to this. Then did the training in couples therapy 2016-2018 whilst working for the NHS. This training not only allowed to work effectively with couples, but also enhanced my CBT practice by giving me a greater understanding of the role of relationships in mental health.

I am registered with a number of different private health care providers and insurance companies. You are welcome to check with me if I am registered with your company or provider.

Learn more about:

CBT Self esteem Couples therapy