Who I am
I am a Chartered Psychologist, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and therapist with over 10 years experience in mental health services.
I provide assessments and therapy in an attentive and warm manner, and tailor my approach to meet your needs. With a current NHS position in a specialist hospital for adults with personality disorders, and previous experience at Great Ormond Street Hospital and psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults with mental and physical health conditions, I have the knowledge and professional experience to help with a wide variety of difficulties.
What I provide
As a Clinical Psychologist, I have studied a number of different psychotherapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic and systemic therapies as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am aware that some people have tried therapy before without full success. As a result, I focus on getting to know you and your needs before developing a treatment plan.
This tailored approach is most suitable for individuals with long-standing or complex needs, or for those who have tried different treatments before and would like to try something different. This includes chronic depression or anxiety disorders that have not improved with therapy in the past, relationship problems, trauma, personality disorders, chronic physical health symptoms that are sometimes referred to as 'medically unexplained symptoms', and long-term life circumstances that are difficult to change or cope with. This approach is also suitable for people who would like to engage in a sustained period of exploratory therapy with no pre-defined problem or goal.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Lond)
- BA Psychology
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£125 for 50 minutes
I am currently undergoing specialist training in open-ended psychodynamic psychotherapy. I offer one place at a reduced rate of £90 for this therapy.