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About the Director Christine Nolan:MSc, BA, CQSW/ Dip. HE, AMHP, Dip. CBT, HCPC (Accred.), BABCP (Accred.)

I graduated in Sociology at Liverpool University in 1985. After this I gained relevant experience before qualifying as a Social Worker in 1987. I worked as a Social Worker until 2001 and I then managed an integrated team of health and social care staff until 2009. From 2007-2009 I completed my MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and I gained accreditation by the BABCP in 2010. 

I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, accredited by the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and I have a specialist interest in treating Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2013,  I was seconded to Lancashire Care Traumatic Stress Service where I gained experience in treating complex traumas . I also completed accredited training in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing EMDR with Alexandra Richman : EMDR Training UK  and I am currently working towards full EMDR accreditation.

I have many years' experience of working in mental health services for the NHS where I have offered individual therapy to people with a wide range of difficulties. Prior to specializing in CBT, I obtained qualifications in mental health social work and community mental health team management. I completed my Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies at Chester University in 2013.

I am both passionate and realistic about what therapy can do. My enthusiasm is based on my experience of helping people make significant changes through CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and enabling them to lead happier and more fulfilled lives as a consequence.

In cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), we believe that our experiences, both early and later in life, shape the way we view ourselves, the world and the future.

We know that the way we think in and about any given situation has an impact on how we feel and on what we do. However, some of the strategies we develop to help us deal with difficult experiences and feelings, may inadvertently keep our problems going or make them worse. Therefore, it is important to address all aspects of experience that is thinking, feeling and behaviour.

In summary

  • I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Social Worker and Approved Mental Health Practitioner.
  • I am qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist , having successfully completed an  MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
  • I have a vast experience of working in Psychiatry within the NHS since 1990 and in Child Protection Social Work from 1987-1990.
  • I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
  • I receive ongoing clinical supervision in accordance with BABCP & HCPC guidelines.

Please contact me if you wish to discuss how I may be able to help you to overcome your difficulties.


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