Cloudette is a BABCP fully accredited cognitive behaviour therapist. She has significant experience with adults and young people. She has a special interest in autism, and offers brief and long-term therapy.
I can help with...
- Auditory hallucinations
- Bereavement and loss
- Hearing voices
- Identity issues
- Low mood
- Major life changes
- Obsessive–compulsive tendencies
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Regaining control of emotions
Types of client I see
- Young people
Languages I speak
- Jamaican Patois
- Room 601 at Chandlery Cottage, 50 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7QY
Types of therapy I offer
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
It has been a long-held ambition of mine to become a cognitive behavioural therapist, so I feel privileged to be in this position.
You will find a warm and non-judgemental atmosphere in the clinic. You will also find that your recovery is the focus of all of the sessions.
Because of my experience within adult mental health services and the child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), I can address a wide range of mental health conditions that people, including young people, present with. I have experience and an interest in working with young people who have an autistic spectrum disorder diagnosis.
What I have noticed throughout my career is that anxiety can be crippling and exhausting. People alter their lives in dramatic ways to avoid experiencing that feeling.
Obsessive–compulsive disorder, social anxiety, general anxiety disorder and panic disorder can all be expressions of the way that we try to avoid anxiety because of the worry about the potential consequences of feeling anxious.
For example, if you are feeling stressed at work, imposed on or unappreciated by your managers or colleagues, this can have a significant impact on all areas of your life. Using CBT can be a useful way of enabling you to manage this situation and help you recover the resilience you once had.
CBT can also help with symptoms of trauma such as flashbacks and a heightened sense of threat that can appear for no apparent reason at all.
Working together with CBT we can reduce these distressing symptoms and work towards eliminating them so that you can return to living without that feeling of impending doom.
Young people experience mental health issues too, including depression and anxiety – particularly in this age of intrusive social media where their lives can be scrutinised and criticised without mercy. This pressure can make doing regular activities such as going to school or making friends very difficult.
I offer a safe place to discuss what is happening in your life and work with you to find some solutions to the problems.
Training, qualifications and experience
After completing my Degree in Psychology, I studied to become a mental health nurse, and graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing.
I worked with adults in forensic and acute psychiatry, then with children in forensic psychiatry.
I completed the foundation year in systemic therapy at the Prudence Skynner Clinic then went on to pursue a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT at the University of Sussex.
I have worked as a CBT therapist in the NHS with adults, young people and children. I currently work both privately and for the NHS as a cognitive behavioural therapist.
I am affiliated to and accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
You can view my details on the CBT Register (search for ‘Hancel’).
I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Code of ethics
I abide by the code of the NMC.
My practice is governed by the principles and regulations set by the BABCP.
Fees and availability
- £75 to £85 per treatment session
- Mondays and Wednesdays: I have a clinic in Weybridge, Surrey
- Tuesdays: I have a clinic in London Waterloo (8am appointments are available)