About me

I aim to work with you to offer therapy that is designed to fit with your individual needs. In our work together we may integrate a number of therapies including Cognitive Analytic Therapy - CAT , Compassion Focused Therapy - CFT ,  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing - EMDR . You will receive a professional service from a qualified clinical psychologist who has extensive experience of working with adults with the full range of mental health difficulties and as well as physical health conditions. I am registered with numerous professional bodies (HCPC, BPS, ACAT, EMDR Association UK) who require continued training and supervision of my work.  This ensures that the service you receive is of high quality.

I have a specialist interest in working with Highly Sensitive people and I am regsitered as a therapist on www.hsperson.com

I also offer clinical supervision - CAT,  CFT and CBT (not BABCP).

Training, qualifications & experience

HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC)

British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist

Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner and Supervisor (ACAT)

Doctorate In Clinical Psychology (mainly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but including Systemic and Psychodynamic intervention).

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Completion Certificate

Numerous trainings in Compassion Focused Therapy/ Mindfulness

Parents as Partners Certificate (from Tavistock relationships)

I worked as an NHS psychologist from 1997 -2020. Since 2003 I have worked with clients experiencing complex mental health problems and psychosis. This means that they are often experiencing multiple problems altogether such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, addictions, trauma symptoms, psychotic symptoms, obsessions/compulsions, sleep issues and other symptoms representing mental distress. I have a special interest in working with clients who have experienced PTSD particularly complex PTSD and trauma. I have also worked as a Bariatric Clinical Psychologist in the NHS supporting people with their body image and eating issues on their journey to or from bariatric surgery.

I have a background in delivering further and higher education courses as well as inhouse NHS professional training programmes. I recently appeared on Channel 4's 'Shut Ins' programme.

I have completed further training in managing highly sensitivity offered by HSPerson website.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

ACAT

The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy

The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.

HCPC

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.

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Fees

£100.00 per session

Additional information

Prices: £100 per 50 min session

Payment by BACS, cash, Paypal, or card.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Within and outside of office hours.

Further information

Sessions available within and outside of office hours (Early am, late pm).

Typical sessions required 16 (plus 1 optional follow up) although this is variable. We will discuss the number of sessions required following your initial assessment session.

Tyneside Psychology Solutions
Office Suite 7, Charlotte Terrace Business Centre
1 St Hilda's Street
South Shields
Tyne And Wear
NE33 1QQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy supervisor

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