Heres a bit about me:
I'm a born and bred Yorkshire lass! I left Sheffield to find my fortune after college and got as far as Birmingham, where I was offered a place at Uni. After completing my mental health nurse training I spent several years working in in-patient mental health settings before getting involved in training health and social care staff on how to de-escalate & manage aggressive behaviour. After a brief return to the wards, I returned to university to train to be a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, which is what I do now, working for both myself and the NHS. I'm now back in South Yorkshire.
I've spent all of my working life having conversations with people with the aim of helping them feel better - better about themselves, their situation, their future. Naming my business 'something better' was an obvious choice, as helping people feel something better or find their something better is what I'm all about.
I'm a good listener. I'm good at seeing the world through the eyes of the person I'm working with. I'm good at helping people experience new ideas and new ways of thinking in a way that makes sense to them.
I believe talking therapies work on three levels; 1) talking to someone about your life who isn't involved in your life, confidentially 2) gaining an understanding of why what is happening is happening, and 3) working with a therapist to develop a personalised toolkit of strategies that help you manage / reduce your difficulties - a toolkit you can have access to for the rest of your life, alongside a relapse prevention plan including trigger factors, and early warning signs.
I want to help as many people as possible. The NHS does a great job providing Talking Therapies (usually through an Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, accessible via self referral / GP, in addition to community based mental health services. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is available via these services. Increasingly, I've come to believe that if more of us are proactively managing our mental health, fewer of us will end up requiring the NHS services. There is so much we can do to help ourselves, increasing resiliance and protecting ourselves from a mental health crisis.
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