Are you feeling depressed, worried or just not yourself? Do you need help thinking this through? I am a HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and BPS (British Psychological Society) registered clinical psychologist specialising in neuropsychology (the study of how changes in the brain influence the way we think, act and feel). I love what I do. Clinical psychologists are trained in thinking holistically about people and their lives including any difficulties with how you are feeling and thinking like memory or finding words or solving problems.
Clinical psychologists think with you about your body, your mind, your brain, your feelings, your relationships and family, your life story, and how this all works together. Clinical psychology is specialised in understanding all of this and more. We also think about how this might be influencing your mood.
I have experience of working with people of all ages from ages 4-98. I have a warm, kind and approachable manner. I work from home but (within reason) am able to visit people in their own home if they are unable to travel.
I have worked for a number of years looking at changes in the way the brain works. I currently work in brain injury, and have experience in physical and mental disability, stroke and dementia amongst other areas of cognitive (thinking) changes. I try to understand how changes in the way we think and act impact on you and your family, particularly if you are a carer. I have worked for the NHS, and for nationally recognised charities, as well as in private practice. I can also conduct neuropsychological assessments for adults of all ages.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in clinical psychology
- Psychology conversion diploma (1st Class)
- Graduate teaching diploma (psychology)
- MSc social sciences (1st Class)
- BA (Hons) psychology and sociology (1st Class)
Training and various qualifications in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, schema therapy and family therapy as well as in various aspects neuropsychology (including its impact on behaviour).
- Specialist clinical psychologist in memory service
- Specialist clinical psychologist in older adult mental health service
- Specialist clinical psychologist covering East Surrey stroke pathway.
- Clinical psychologist in level 1 brain injury rehabilitation unit including working with people in PDOC
- Clinical psychologist neurorehabilitation service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specialised experience in working with individuals and families in brain injury and neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimers, Fronto-temporal dementia, vascular dementia, Parkinsons disease, Huntingtons Disease). In this role I have extensive experience of working with carers of all ages as well as depression and anxiety.
I also have specialist knowledge of working with people who have had a stroke including those in LIS (locked in syndrome) and people who are in PDOC (prolonged disorders of consciousness). I am confident in working with people with communication difficulties as well as those with behavioural and emotion regulation difficulties following brain injury as well as their families and carers.
I am able to conduct neuropsychological assessments of adults of all ages.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Initial consultation one and a half hours: £100.
Psychological therapy sessions 50 minutes: £75.
Neuropsychological assessment £100 per hour.
If you feel that a clinical psychologist is the right type of person for you but are unsure as to what we offer, please do contact me and we can think this through together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on Thursdays and Fridays 9-5 for therapy and assessments. Some evenings might be available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have completed supervisor training with Surrey University and am qualified to offer supervision to Clinical Psychologists and other health care professionals.View supervision profile