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About

Hello!

My name is Anna Greenslade,

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist specialised in children and young people’s mental health, working with ages 8 to 25 years. I have extensive experience across inpatient hospital, schools/colleges, youth work and mentoring teenagers, NHS CAMHS and mental health organisations.

To me, mental health is the foundation of effective functioning in our day-to-day lives. I trained in psychological therapy, passionate about providing a safe space for people to explore their inner worlds and be empowered with strategies to manage difficult thoughts and feelings which life will inevitably comes with. 

 

For my own mental health I try to engage in my favourite things as much as I can;

cuddling with my cat, reading self help books, listening to my Spotify playlists, going to the gym and watching documentaries!

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What can I treat?

Depression

Generalised anxiety disorder 

Social anxiety

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Low self esteem

Panic disorder (panic attacks)

Health anxiety

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Separation anxiety

Performance anxiety

Specific phobias (e.g. vomit phobia)

Agoraphobia

Perfectionism

Body dysmorphic disorder

Body-focused repetetive behaviours (e.g. skin picking)

Chronic pain / fatigue 

Insomnia

Stress difficulties

Anger difficulties

​Where appropriate, I can also provide parent-led CBT; this treatment includes a combination of child-only sessions, parent-only sessions and child-and-parent sessions.

My Approach 

Adaptability

 I only deliver scientifically-proven therapy techniques in line with national guidance, but I do this with attention to adapting to maturity levels, developmental differences and individual needs. I am conscious that a child/young person may process concepts differently to adults, and I draw on the neuroscience of the developing brain to aid my approach. 

Sincerity

I have a calm and genuine approach; understanding that starting therapy can be anxiety-provoking for children and young people. I place emphasis on normalising difficult thoughts and feelings, to feel at ease at a daunting time. It is priority to me to connect with a client on a human-to-human level, as well as a therapist-client level.

Empowerment

My approach advocates to support the child/young person to become their own therapist. I advocate self empowerment and teachings of strategies that will help the client throughout their life, not just whilst we are in therapy. My aim is for long term sustainability; supporting clients to become experts of their own minds and mental wellbeing.

 

 

Qualifications

 

BSc Psychology - University of the West of England

MSc Psychology of Eduction - University of Bristol

PGDIP Psychological Therapies in CBT (Children and Young People) - University of Exeter​

I am accredited with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). Accreditation means that I have the core professional mental health training or recognised equivalent, as well as specific CBT training. I have also met high standards of training and experience in CBT, and commit to maintaining standards of clinical practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development.

 

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