I am a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with many years' experience of working with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotion regulation difficulties, work stress and burnout. I also work with people who have physical problems, to help them manage long term conditions and chronic pain.
I work with individuals and groups, and also provide training and run workshops for a range of health professionals. While in the NHS I set up staff well-being services to support employees, and I have an interest in occupational health and well-being.
You might have struggled with anxiety or depression for some time, or perhaps have experienced a trauma that you find it hard to move on from. It may be that you are not feeling exactly anxious or depressed, but just want to make changes in your life, and need some support in working out what these are, and making those changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and coach, with over 30 years' experience of working in the NHS, both as a senior clinician and in setting up and running psychological therapies services.
I am an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing practitioner. I am also trained in DialecticalBehaviour Therapy and am a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist.
- BA Psychology
- MSc Clinical Psychology
- PhD Psychology
- PG Cert Clinical Hypnosis
- Dip Coaching
- EMDR certificate
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 20 minute telephone conversation FREE
Treatment session 1 hour £100
Treatment session 90 minutes £150
I am registered with a number of health insurance companies.
Seeking psychological therapy can be confusing, and can feel like a big step. It is really important that you find someone you can feel comfortable with, and feel you can trust. We can have an initial telephone conversation to work out whether I am the right person for you to work with.
My consulting room is based in a bright, easily accessible building, with free parking nearby and a comfortable reception area.