I am a BPS chartered psychologist with extensive experience and skills in working within the NHS and other settings.
My approach aims to provide a safe and trusted space, respectful of each individual's capacity for personal growth. Psychotherapy seeks to help each individual live a more fulfilling life. My aim is to help each person find what works for him or her in dealing with the particular circumstances and stresses which cause suffering. Many of the individuals I have worked with have found more adaptive ways of dealing with acute self-criticism, feelings of not being good enough or feelings of confusion with regard to personal and professional relationships. The therapeutic process is unique to each individual and takes places within a confidential, non-judgemental setting and can be a very rewarding experience.
I offer short-term, long-term and open-ended therapy at London Bridge.
I have provided consultations to organisations in the business sector and worked with individuals in high stress corporate sectors.
Our first meeting will be an opportunity to discuss what you would like from therapy. I draw on a variety of different models of psychotherapy such as:
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT) (Accredited practitioner and supervisor)
- MBCT (Mindfulness based cognitive therapy)
- Integrative Psychotherapy (drawing on different models)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
How therapy helps?
Therapy can help people who are in mental pain to find words to express what they are thinking and feeling in a safe and trusting environment. Each person needs an individual response informed by experience and a wealth of psychological research . I have acquired skills, knowledge and experience over many years of training and working in the NHS and other settings, which has contributed to the quality and depth of my approach to therapy.
What to expect in the first session?
The first session can be viewed as a conversation where you can share with me your reasons for seeking help and to help you decide whether therapy is helpful for you at this time.
I have supervised psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors in the NHS in primary and secondary care and offer clinical supervision to trainees and therapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over ten years of experience in mental health, and have worked with children, adolescents and adults.
2016: Qualified as Supervisor in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.
2015: Qualified as Practitioner in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.
2013: Qualified as Counselling Psychologist with City University.
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 2013. I abide by the code of ethics and conduct of the British Psychological Society and the standards of the Health and Care Professions Council.
I have received extensive post qualification training and accreditation in the NHS. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and person-centred therapy. I draw on mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), MBT (mentalisation-based therapy) and transference-focused psychotherapy.
I have had wide-ranging experience working at primary and secondary care levels in the NHS, working with common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, trauma etc. I have experience and training in working with more complex and longstanding mental health problems such as interpersonal difficulties, bipolar affective disorder, severe depression, trauma and anxiety and currently work in the NHS in secondary care. I am a visiting lecturer at City University where I have taught on the doctoral program in counselling psychology.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask me by contacting me by email or by telephone.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me for information on consultation fees. Limited number of reduced fee places.
Registered with most major private health insurance companies.