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BSc, MSc, DClinPsy

About me

About me and what I do

I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years’ experience in the NHS and now work fully within private practice. I see adults (18+ years) and can help with acute crises and stressors, as well as long-standing emotional difficulties. I have a lot of experience in helping people overcome difficult life events, improve their relationships with others, increase their self-confidence and cope better with intense emotions.

I am bilingual and can offer therapy in English or in German.

The therapeutic space

In psychological therapy, I aim to create a safe space that will allow you to open up and talk about your difficulties honestly. We  will start by developing a joint understanding of the issues you are bringing and than make a plan of how to help you make the changes that will lead to the best possible outcomes. I believe that a positive relationship between us is important in giving you the courage to turn things round. I will bring to this not only my expertise as a psychologist but also myself as another human being who understands the suffering that is part of all of our lives. 

I see people face-to-face in Morden, South London, but also offer sessions via Zoom. My practice in Morden has COVID safety-measures in place. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications and experience

  • Being from Germany and having studied for my degrees (BSc and MSc) in the UK and France has afforded me with rich cultural experiences, which make me sensitive, creative, and aware of diversity in my work.
  • In 2007 I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (IoPPN) in London. 
  • I then spent my career working in NHS secondary care services in South London. I have seen clients with a range of difficulties from diverse backgrounds and in my last job was the lead for a psychology service.
  • In addition to my clinical role, I teach on the doctoral training programme at the IoPPN.

Professional Registrations

  • I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - the organisation responsible for the statutory regulation of psychologists
  • I am also a member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists.

My psychological approaches

  • I specialise in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and I am an accredited EMDR Practitioner and EMDR Consultant in Training (with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland).
  • I have completed advanced training in Schema Therapy and am an accredited Group Schema Therapist (with the International Society for Schema Therapy).
  • I have additional training in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

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HCPC

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Fees

Additional information

£120 per 50-minute session

(The same price applies for the initial 50-minute consultation meeting.

When I work

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My availability

Mondays: 9:30 - 12:30 (the last slot starts at 12:30)

Tuesdays: 9:30 - 12:30 (as above)

Thursdays: 9:30 -12:30 (as above)

Fridays: 9:30 - 11:30 (as above)

Further information

Out of the office, you can usually find me out-of-doors, pottering in my garden, enjoying London's parks or venturing further into the countryside. I also love a good story and am an avid listener of audiobooks. Being a member of an international family, which is split between Germany and UK means that I go back and forward quite a bit and when circumstances allow I enjoy travelling more generally. 

The Grange, 1 Central Road, Morden, SM4 5PQ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am an experienced supervisor and have supervised a range of professionals in the NHS. I mainly offer supervision in EMDR and schema therapy.

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