Dr Sharon Pettit
I can offer one-to-one appointments through a range of secure online digital platforms. This enables you to see your therapist face-to-face, without leaving your own home. Since the COVID-19 situation, this also includes telephone consultations.
I bring more than 25 years of mental health experience and work. This has included NHS settings such as outpatients, in-patient wards, and mental health crisis team, as well as work in the private sector since 2004. I have training and expertise in psychological approaches for mental health difficulties, ranging from anxieties and depression (also called common mental health problems), to more complex and enduring conditions.
I offer a personalised service, and therapy approaches based on the best evidence recommended by NICE Guidance (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). I would be happy to have a brief chat to see if you would find an appointment useful.
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2001 and further specialised in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which is a well-known therapy recommended by NICE for the treatment of mental health difficulties. I also fully trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and was responsible for leading a specialist DBT service in NHS South Wiltshire for a while. I enjoy training other people and, for 10 years, worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Southampton, responsible for training CBT therapists, and I continue to do this on a consultancy basis.
Areas of interest
Depression; Anxiety Disorders including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Health Anxiety, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Major trauma; Bereavement; Relationship difficulties; Personality Disorders. I can offer a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) approach for people who might benefit from this. I also offer CBT clinical supervision.