I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons and know this can feel daunting for many. My approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. This provides the trust and safety to address difficulties and work towards change. I value the individuality of each person I work with. I use the therapeutic relationship to explore how your history, personal circumstances, and life stage influence your ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating to others. I can support you to identify your goals for therapy and enhance your strengths to achieve these.
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I hold the title of Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society, which is legally recognised and reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. For over a decade I have worked with clients of all ages in a variety of health and social care settings, including the NHS, forensic mental health services, the charity sector, and in private practice. I have also published research on risk and resilience to trauma and burnout.
I am experienced in a number of therapies, including Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mentalization-Based Treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Attachment-Focused Therapy. I use these approaches flexibly to help with difficulties, including depression, low self-esteem, anxiety (social, phobias, panic attacks), OCD, trauma-related distress, maternal mental health, relationship and family difficulties, anger, work stress, self-harm, emotional dysregulation, compulsive skin picking, and trichotillomania.
Training, qualifications & experience
Regarding my professional qualifications, I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme. Prior to this, I achieved an MSc in Mental Health Studies (Distinction), a BSc in Psychology (First class honours), a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminological Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment.
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 (HCPC)
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
From £100.00 to £120.00
I am able to offer online and face-to-face appointments to clients who are self-funding or have private health insurance. Fees range from £100-£120 per 50 minute session.
You can contact me by email - or telephone – 07725 565 899