Cognitive Analytic Therapist
I am Debbie Boomer a Cognitive Analytic Therapist based in Lincolnshire. I have worked within mental health in the NHS for over 20 years having first qualified as a Mental Health nurse BSC(Hons) in 1995. I have worked in a number of clinical settings ranging from forensic inpatient to the community and have also been a teacher in the mental health field. For many years now I have worked with individuals and groups with complex needs delivering a number of specialist therapeutic interventions, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be a difficult one and it is important that you feel confident and comfortable with your choice of therapist and trust they have the appropriate qualifications, experience and clinical supervision. I have extensive training and experience in working with people with a wide range of problems and diagnoses including emotional difficulties, relational problems, issues of loss, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, OCD, trauma and abuse related difficulties including PTSD and psychosis. I ensure I keep up to date with clinical devleopments and receive regular private supervision for my private practice.
I am a qualified CAT practitioner and member of ACAT and British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) registered, and have training and experience using EMDR, DBT, and Interpersonal therapy.
Appointments are held at NU U in Sleaford on a Tuesday or Thursday daytime and Tuesday evenings.
Appointments last 55 minutes and would usually be weekly. The potential number of sessions will be discussed at assessment and if you decide to engage in treatment we will review progress regularly.
To book an appointment or make a no obligation enquiry please contact me by calling 07516381431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is helpful to speak on the telephone before you book an appointment so we can decide whether to proceed with an appointment, or whether your needs might be best met elsewhere.
Initial enquiry over telephone free
Assessment and regular appointments £80
Supervision (1hour) £55
Sessions can be paid for prior to or at the beginning of the appointment by cash or by BAC's payment.
Please note unattended appointments or cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will incur the full session fee charge.
NU U, 20d Southgate, Sleaford, NG34 7RZ
Sleaford town and the practice are easily accessible by car, bus and train. There is reasonably priced parking just round the corner from the practice.
Trains run direct from Boston, Grantham and Lincoln. The practice is a short walk from the train station.
Resources and Crisis Contacts
www.bacp.co.uk British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
www.acat.me.uk The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy
www.emdrassociation.org.uk EMDR Association UK and Ireland
www.nice.org.uk National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
www.sleafordnaturalhealth.co.uk Sleaford Natural Health Centre
Although I cannot offer direct crisis support, I recommend that in an emergency you contact your GP or attend your nearest A&E (staff in A&E can refer for emergency psychiatric assessment).
You may also find the following contacts helpful:
www.samaritans.org 116 123 Free 24-hour confidential emotional support
www.sane.org.uk 0300 304 7000 SANEline out-of-hours mental health helpline (6pm-11pm)
www.nopanic.org.uk 0844 967 4848 Helpline and other support for those suffering anxiety
www.childline.org.uk 0800 1111 24-hour helpline for children under 18
www.mind.org.uk A leading mental health charity offering advice and information
www.relate.org.uk National organisation offering relationship support and counselling
www.cruse.org.uk National bereavement support
www.lincolnshirerapecrisis.org.uk Support for women and girls in Lincolnshire who have suffered sexual abuse
www.b-eat.co.uk Supporting anyone affected by eating disorders
www.upbeatgroup.co.uk Lincolnshire user-led group for people with personality / emotional difficulties
www.hearing-voices.org For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual experiences
www.autism.org.uk National organisation for people on the autistic spectrum