Integrating Core Specialisms
I integrate TWO areas of knowledge and skills into Tinnitus Management, and bring with me many years of experience doing so
The two areas are those of Hearing Therapy - a specialist area of Audiological Rehabilitation; and Psychotherapy - in particular Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Learn more about CBT, REBT and Tinnitus
Through the integration of both sets of skills and experience, I am able to work very effectively with people who - in addition to distressing tinnitus - have anxiety, panic or depression, and very often all three plus tinnitus and hyperacusis (hearing hypersensitivity). Such debilitating symptoms require very careful management if a person is to return to anything resembling a "normal" life
Tinnitus - Anxiety - Panic - Depression - Tinnitus
No Tinnitus Management intervention will alleviate tinnitus distress while anxiety, panic or depression are left unaddressed.
By working with me, combining psychotherapeutic approaches most suited to the individual person I am working with, people achieve major changes that impact on their lives generally as well as on tinnitus distress - problems that previously seemed to be insurmountable
For a clinician, this is complex work but extremely rewarding for me - and for the patients I work with!