I am a registered Clinical Psychologist based in East London. I have extensive experience working for the NHS, local authorities and the charity sector in services for people suffering psychological distress. I have specialised in delivering evidence based therapy to adults and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems and to those with a history of trauma. I also work with children who may be having difficulties with friendships, emotions or behaviour, or life events such as parental separation, bereavement and loss.
How will we work together?
Adopting an integrative approach to therapy, I draw on Systemic theory, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychodynamic approaches to tailor each intervention to the needs of the individual. I offer a safe and trusted space to explore difficulties that have resulted in individuals feeling stuck or disconnected from others; caught up in unhelpful behaviour or patterns; and often alone and frightened. I take a flexible and creative stance to practice and will work at a pace that feels right for the individual.
What should I expect when I contact you?
When you contact me I will aim to get back to you on the same day for a brief discussion over the phone about what you would like to work on in therapy. We will arrange a time to meet for an initial assessment.
During our first meeting we will consider if I am able to offer the support you need and whether you think we can work well together. There is no obligation to arrange any further sessions at this point. If we do decide to meet again we will then use the next sessions to plan what you want to focus on and we will start our therapeutic work.
How many sessions will I need?
It’s difficult to know exactly how many sessions each individual will have. Some people benefit from a couple of sessions, whilst others might decide to opt for longer-term therapy. This is something we will discuss when we first meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have the following qualifications:
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Approaches, University of Southampton, 2011-2014
- ACT Essentials (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training) – Russ Harris, 2012
- Expert Witness training – The British Psychological Society, 2015
- Story stem assessment profile (SSAP) training – The Anna Freud Centre, 201
- The Parent-Child Game (PCG) - Helen Carlton-Smith, 2017
I am affiliated with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). My membership confirms the reliability and validity of my qualifications and my professional status, as well as my credibility as a competent and effective Clinical Psychologist.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee for individual therapy is £120 for 50 minutes, I am able to offer discounts in some instances.
I currently have availability on Monday at HQ Therapy Rooms in Hackney, London.
Find out more here: www.hqtherapy.com
If you are able to cancel our appointment 48 hours in advance, there will be no charge.
Unfortunately if you are unable to let me know 48 hours in advance, cancelled sessions will be charged at the full price, if the session isn't filled.