I am a qualified chartered counselling psychologist (HCPC registered, BPS chartered) and I have also completed specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at King’s College London.
During the day I work for the NHS as a Specialist Counselling Psychologist, and in the evenings I run a small private therapeutic practice in Blackheath, Southeast London.
I offer individual therapy which can be short, medium or long term depending on individual needs. I work with the person and their specific needs to support them in achieving their aims and goals.
Sessions can be face to face in comfortable therapy room and/ or online via Skype for those who find attending sessions a bit more difficulty and find Skype more convenient. I am an approved therapists by most private health insurers, please contact me for details.
I offer supervision to qualified practitioners which can be arranged as face to face or via Skype.
I am trained and qualified in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and I also offer psychodynamic psychotherapy and humanistic therapy. My work is integrative, drawing on psychological knowledge and research.
I understand that seeking psychological support can be challenging at times. My approach is open, warm, non-judgemental and empathic. I work collaboratively with the client and I treat all information received with strict confidentiality.
I aim to help, enable and empower each client to develop their own skills in dealing with their difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include a doctorate in psychotherapeutic and counselling psychology, and an MSc in psychology. I also completed a CBT course at King’s College London, where I trained alongside the best CBT practitioners. I practised in the world-renowned Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) at Maudsley Hospital. I also use mindfulness and systemic approaches, depending on the needs of the individual.
I have provided individual therapy to adults from diverse multicultural backgrounds, and have worked within the NHS and the charity sector for the past seven years. In my therapeutic sessions, I have supported people with a wide range of difficulties including: depression, anxiety, managing emotions, phobia, PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, identity issues, eating disorders, difficulties in daily functioning, managing life changes, bereavement and loss, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, communication and work-related issues. However, this is not a full list of issues I can provide help with. Sometimes it might be difficult to name the actual problem, and this is where talking therapy can help in clarifying the issue and bringing about change.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.