I am a doctor in clinical psychology and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. I provide assessments and evidence based psychological therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. My main therapeutic approaches are cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), systemic therapy and couples counselling. I also use acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness techniques in my work.
I can help with many difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I am a member of the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology (BPS)and I provide specialist services for pregnant women, women with children under one and their partners. Moreover, I have a special interest treating individuals who have physical health conditions (e.g. cancer, diabetes, COPD, HIV).
I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which to explore your current difficulties. I have training, expertise and experience of working with clients from different cultural and religious backgrounds and work with clients irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or race.
I am registered as a provider of psychological therapy with Aviva Health, AXA PPP, PruHealth, Exeter Family Friendly, Cigna, WPA, Vitality Health and Allianz.
The first appointment or assessment
The first session is a chance for you and me to see if we could work together. During this session I seek to gain a deeper understanding of your current difficulties and your hopes for therapy sessions. It is also an opportunity for you to get a feel for how I work and to see if you feel comfortable talking to me. At the end of our first session, I will make some recommendations and we will think about a way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- DClinPsy - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - UCL
- MSc Transcultural Mental Healthcare - Queen Mary's, University of London
- Diploma in Psychology (Conversion for Graduates) - Open University
- BA (Hons) Human Sciences - Oxford University
I have worked as a psychologist in the NHS since 2008 and am registered as a clinical psychologist with the HCPC. I am a Chartered Psychologist with chartered membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I am a full member of the Division of Clinical Psychology. I am also a member of the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology (BPS). I have worked in a wide range of services in the NHS, including Improving Access to Psychological Services, CMHT, sexual and reproductive health services, oncology and palliative care, paediatric psychology, Psychology and Health Service, a community service for people with learning disabilities and substance misuse services.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
First Appointment / Therapy Sessions
Individuals - 50 minutes: £120
Couples - 50 minutes: £130
Sessions cancelled with more than 48 hours notice will not be charged for. Where less than 48 hours' cancellation notice is given, the session will always be charged at the full rate, irrespective of the reason.
Home Visits £150 - 50 minutes
Sessions via Skype - 50 minutes: £120
Fees are £120 per session if you are paying using health care insurance. I am currently registered as a provider of psychological therapy with Aviva Health, AXA PPP, Exeter Family Friendly, PruHealth, Cigna, Vitality Health and WPA and can also provide therapy for clients registered with Allianz. I am afraid that I do not work with BUPA at present. I generally accept self referrals from clients. However, if you are registered with a private healthcare insurer and wish to have part or all of the fees paid for by the insurer, a referral from your GP (or with some companies, from a psychiatrist) may be required by the provider in order to cover your fees. Please check with your provider what their criteria are.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime appointments available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Limited evening appointments available. I aim to offer a first appointment within a week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate from UCL.