I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and integrate this with other approaches, usually drawing on aspects of the unconscious, relationships and wider social contexts. I am registered with the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP) and with the Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC). I am employed part time in the NHS working in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. I run two practices, one in Muswell Hill, North London and one in Hackney in East London. I am registered with the main insurance companies.
My goal as a therapist is to teach you skills, so that you are more equipped to effectively manage emotional distress and reduce problematic behaviours. My special areas of interest and expertise include, but are not limited to, treating children and adolescents; parent interventions for parents of children with elevated anxiety and/or disruptive behaviours; social skills training; anxiety disorders across the lifespan; and eating disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with children and young people in both in the United States and in the United Kingdom for over 20 years who have presented with a wide range of presenting difficulties. I particularly like working with teenagers, students and young adults. With this age group I tend to work with feelings of depression, anxiety and related difficulties like anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationships with parents, friendship difficulties, exam stress and learning related problems.
I approach therapy in a collaborative manner, using therapeutic interventions supported by research, and tailored to the unique needs and strengths of each client. I have been specifically trained to work with children and adolescents with anxiety disorders and depression however I work across all age ranges. Additionally, I have specialised in working within a child and adolescent eating disorder service and have received extensive training in this area.
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
£95 per session in Muswell Hill
£85 per session in Hackney
I am a recognised provider of AXA PPP, Aviva, WPA, Cigna, Healix and VitalityHealth