As a clinical psychologist, I have developed expertise in supporting children, young people and adults with a range of physical and mental health difficulties. I have worked in the NHS and in private practice in a range of community and hospital services.
I work with people who experience stress, trauma, burn-out, low mood, anxiety, and/ or relationship issues in everyday life and my interest is in supporting people re-connect with themselves, their strengths and resources.
I believe that the basis for all therapies is the relationship and the difficulties people explore in therapy are understandable responses to life circumstances. I draw on a range of therapeutic models, depending on the needs of the person. Influenced by attachment-narrative approaches, systemic therapy, mindful-based practices, and acceptance-commitment therapy, I help people to make sense of their life experiences and impact on current difficulties. I work creatively and help people understand and process how they are feeling, and so may use different approaches such as writing, drawing, or sand play.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a degree in Psychology (BSc(Hons)) and doctorate training in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych). I have completed a range of additional therapy training, including in family therapy, compassionate mind therapy and leadership and management.
I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and my registration number is PYL3525
I have focused my research on young people’s experiences of stress and mental health in both secondary schools and at University. I have also published my research on the application of psychological formulations in teams working for the National Health Services.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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
Currently only working online.