I am a Clinical Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience within the NHS mental health services. This includes 15 years leading a DBT service and the last 7 years focused upon RO DBT, both as an individual therapist and the treatment lead for a hospital service.
My specialism in RO DBT commenced with a 10 day intensive training in Exeter (2014) which was facilitated by the treatment developer, Prof. Tom Lynch. I also undergo RO DBT supervision with Dr S Rushbrook, who is an approved RO DBT supervisor and trainer and I am the chair of a National RO DBT online consultation team.
RO DBT allows me the opportunity to deliver an effective treatment to people that have previously found other treatments to be a "poor fit", or have just been "too busy coping" to consider their wellbeing as important.
RO DBT is a research based treatment for people experiencing problems associated with excessive self-control or overcontrol. This is often linked to social isolation, loneliness, a sense of being 'stuck' with the same routines but finding it difficult to change and connect to the people around them.
I am committed to provide a professional and effective RO DBT focused service, providing individual therapy and weekly skills classes, either online or in person in Sheffield.