I am a Counselling Psychologist available privately to work with a range of difficulties like anxiety, depression and low self-esteem mainly using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I can also provide psychological assessments and supervision to counsellors and psychologists.
I am keen to help people improve their quality of life through therapy, so they are not troubled and restricted by worries or low mood. With both an empathic nature and years of experience I believe I can enable people to understand their difficulties quickly and break negative patterns that might be holding them back. CBT is an active, goal focused therapy with strong evidence of success.
I draw on 20 years NHS experience and have recently moved to private practice to offer a high standard of psychological interventions with the immediacy and flexibility working independently can provide. In addition to CBT, I have training in humanistic counselling and family therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Most recently, I have led a large primary care NHS talking therapies service for anxiety and depression. Before that, I worked with people with complex mental health and adults with learning disabilities.
I am Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS), registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).
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.
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychological problems in the context of global learning disabilities.
Fees are dependent on time and location e.g. I can offer reduced fees for day time appointments and certain evenings. Please contact me directly to discuss fees.
Office hours and evenings available.
I offer day time and evening appointments in East Dulwich.