I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist providing talking therapy and compassionate mindfulness courses for common mental health difficulties. I have over 12 years experience in the NHS treating depression and anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, worry, panic, post-traumatic stress and low self-esteem. Whatever you are struggling with, I'm here to look at what will make a real difference in your life.
So often self-criticism, fear, worry and low mood can stifle our potential. The work I provide is designed to help you observe and understand yourself better, learn new ways of managing these challenges and achieve positive changes in your life.
I deliver an 8-week compassionate mindfulness course, designed to tackle self-criticism, shame and low self-esteem. The approach combines Mindfulness with Compassion Focused Therapy, helping you to develop new ways of relating to yourself. The next online course starts 25th January 2021 and runs over 8 Monday evenings from 7-9pm. For full details please visit: http://bit.ly/2021Compassion
I also provide individual therapy drawing on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches. Individual sessions are focused on the key difficulties that you identify. I typically provide clients with a deeper understanding of their struggles, alongside practical ideas for how to manage these differently.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm an experienced therapist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway University of London. I have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy and have additional qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.
I maintain professional registration as a Clinical Psychologist Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I’m accredited as a CBT Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Self criticism
Individual face-to-face sessions:
£120 per session
Online / phone sessions:
£100 per session
Compassionate mindfulness 8-week course (next online course starting 25th Jan 2021):
8-week course: £270
Early-bird discount available until 8th Jan 2021: £240
For full details please visit my website: http://bit.ly/2021Compassion
I'm experienced working online and have availability for individual online therapy on Friday afternoons. Next 8-week online Compassionate Mindfulness Course starts 25th January 2021, 7-9pm.
Compassionate Mindfulness course.
This 8-week online course is based on Compassion Focused Therapy. It combines mindfulness with self-compassion practices to build self-esteem and self-confidence. Anxiety and self-criticism can often stifle our potential, sometimes leading to unhelpful behaviour. This course is designed to help you understand self-criticism and learn new ways of managing it. The approach draws on an understanding of human evolution and attachment theory, to make sense of our ability to worry, self-critique and experience stress. You will learn about the key emotion regulation systems and how compassion and mindfulness can be used to soothe an 'overactive' threat or drive system.
For full details and to book a place please visit http://bit.ly/2021Compassion.