After studying for a degree in music at Bangor University I went on to complete a masters in social work. During this time I worked in a broad range of settings which included several secure units for young people; a residential unit for ex-offenders; a drug rehab unit; a homelessness project; various residential homes for people with learning difficulties; the Emergency Duty Team for Edinburgh Social Services and as a co-facilitator for the Edinburgh Education Department co-ordinating activities for children excluded from school.
After qualifying as a social worker I took up a post as a Care Co-ordinator in a large community mental health team based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. This was where I trained in person centred planning and where I became more interested in psychology.
Moving to Northumberland in 2001 I was appointed to develop and manage a homelessness project in Northumberland. At the same time I completed a conversion degree in Psychology at Newcastle University.
On graduating from Newcastle I worked as a graduate primary care mental health worker in secondary care and started to use cognitive behavioural therapy on an individual basis as well as to deliver psychoeducational courses.
In 2007 I applied for a post as an Assistant Psychologist in Neuropsychology and worked with an Older Adults Team before moving on to complete the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) postgraduate training in CBT at Exeter University.
More recently I have worked as an NHS manager in psychological therapies.
I am now taking private clients. If you think I can help you please contact me.
Emma Bonnin, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
B Mus, MSw, Dip SW, PG Dip Psych, PG Dip PCMH, PG Dip CBT
Accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists
Accredited with the British Psychological Society
Registered with Health and Care Professions Council ref SW02255