BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner
Natasha has over 20 years working with individuals, couples, children and their families. She started her career as a Social Worker and worked within Local authority Children services and as a senior manager within Safeguarding, Fostering, Adoption and Mental Health. Over the last 13 years, Natasha has worked as a qualified Psychotherapist both within NHS settings and in private practice.
Natasha has a special interest in working with individuals and their partners who have experienced reproductive trauma eg those with a diagnosis of infertility and are trying to conceive via Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART), including donor conception and surrogacy. She also supports individuals where ART is not an option or has not worked, and they are considering other ways to have their family or to remain childfree. In addition, she offers therapy to those who are struggling with perinatal grief and loss such as TFMR, recurrent miscarriages, birth trauma and neonatal bereavement. Her work includes working with parents in the perinatal period too.
Natasha uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassionate Mind Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and also draws upon child development and attachment theory. These approaches are used to support and help treat the symptoms of trauma, Post traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, stress and bereavement.
Natasha’s approach is collaborative and client centred. Natasha believes the therapeutic relationship is of the most importance in creating a safe, trusting, containing environment for the individuals she works with.
Natasha is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. She is also a member of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing UK, British Infertility Counselling Association and the Birth Trauma Association.
Sessions are currently available face to face (in Birmingham) and via telephone or online to those around the country.