I am a clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience of working in the NHS. As a clinical psychologist I am trained to provide a range of psychological therapies for many different problems. In my private practice I focus on using a form of psychological therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Research evidence indicates that CBT can help with many difficulties which include: · Anxiety based problems including: · panic attacks · post-traumatic stress disorder · obsessive compulsive disorder · social anxiety · health anxiety · phobias · Depression and low mood · Sleep difficulties · Low self esteem · Problematic perfectionism · Eating disorders · Sleep difficulties · Anger
CBT looks at the impact of our thoughts and behaviours on our emotional state. We can get trapped in unhelpful patterns in our thought processes and things we do, which cause distress and get in the way of us leading our life. CBT aims identify and change these unhelpful cycles.
Training, qualifications & experience
My key qualification is my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from King's College London (2008)
- Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
- Accredited Therapist with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists
- Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professional Council
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£110.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free initial telephone consultation
Initial (90 minutes) and subsequent (50 minutes) sessions are all charged at £110 per session
I am a registered therapist with Bupa, Aviva, Axa and Vitality health insurance companies.
My practice hours are currently 8am-3pm on Thursdays. At the end of February this will change to 8am-3pm on Tuesdays.
Most clients currently prefer to hold sessions on a video call. I am also able to meet clients face to face at the Ongea therapy rooms.