Psychological Therapist & Associate
Chloe qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2007, with much of her experience being within inpatient and community mental health settings working in a Psychological Therapist role. This used a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) framework where she gained experience teaching and supporting individuals and groups to engage with and grow practices in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and communicating effectively. These skills continue to support her current role as a Team Leader for an NHS Primary Mental Health Team.
Chloe’s approach is to work collaboratively to gain a shared understanding of a person’s values and what is getting in the way of living a life that is meaningful to them. She understands the courage that is needed to turn towards difficulties with non-judgment (or being aware of judgment!). She believes that we all have inner wisdom and hopes to guide individuals to tune into and nurture this inner resource.
Her interest in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) was ignited when she completed an introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy, which coincided with her yoga teacher training. Through her studies which bridge modern science and contemplative philosophy, she grew to understand that compassion is an antidote to the suffering we face as humans. This sparked her ongoing interest in practices that connect the mind and body and the therapeutic potential of yoga in complementing psychological approaches.
2001-2004 BSc Social Psychology, First Class Degree with Honours. Loughborough University
2005-2007 BSc Accelerated Occupational Therapy, First Class Degree with Honours, York St John
2011 5 Day Foundation Course British Isles Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) training
2012 Intensive Training Course in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
2013 Radically open DBT module 1
2016-2018 500 hour MindflowYoga Teacher Training, British Wheel of Yoga accredited course
2018 3 day introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Workshop
2018 Intermediate Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) Skills Workshop (3 days)
2019 100 hour Pranayama & Foundations of Mantra, British Wheel of Yoga accredited course
2019-2020 Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) Practitioner Training
Occupational Therapy : OT51697