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DPsych(Health), CPsychol, MBACP(Accred)

About me

Do you feel anxious, depressed or overwhelmed by life? Are you struggling with your health? Many people do. It’s nothing to be scared or ashamed of. But you shouldn’t have to put up with it. I have helped many hundreds of people regain a sense of control.

I am a fully qualified chartered psychologist, counsellor and trauma specialist  with 20 years’ clinical experience helping people overcome a wide range of physical and emotional problems. I have a strong background in holistic health.

I have a special interest in working with:

  • trauma (PTSD, childhood trauma and abuse)
  • chronic & acute illness
  • stress management, work-related stress and burnout
  • women’s health & fertility
  • anxiety disorders (including phobias and panic attacks)
  • depression
  • pain management
  • bereavement & loss
  • insomnia
  • self esteem & identity issues
  • exam stress

In the counselling sessions I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches, including trauma-focussed counselling, somatic therapy, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.  My sessions are interactive and collaborative, with the aim of empowering the clients so they have both a deeper understanding about themselves as well as practical strategies for change.

This list is not exhaustive. if you have a concern that is not listed, please contact me to discuss in confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a chartered psychologist, accredited counsellor and hypnotherapist. I have been working with clients for nearly 20 years both in NHS and private practice.

My qualifications include:

  • Doctorate in Health Psychology
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness training

I work “integratively”. This means that I draw on a combination of therapeutic approaches to suit your individual needs.

This includes:

  • psychodynamic and humanistic counselling
  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • hypnotherapy
  • mindfulness
  • holistic approaches

These approaches can be combined and tailored to fit your situation and your personality, and can be applied to overcome a wide range of physical and emotional problems.

As well as working in private practice, I also work at Chai Cancer Care. I have also worked in Occupational Health at the The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, with women experiencing domestic violence and as a university lecturer.

My work as a counsellor & psychologist is strongly influenced by years of training and practice in Complementary Medicine and Chinese Medicine, and this sets me apart from other therapists. I strongly believe that the processes of mind and body are inter-related, and that our overall health is a complex web that includes our physical, emotional, spiritual health, lifestyle, relationships, social support & community.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Insomnia, anxiety, exam stress, pain management, lifestyle changes, Stop Smoking, weight management, chronic health problems

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information


Please contact me for more details about my fees.

When I work

Please contact me for availability. Early morning and evening appointments available.

Further information

I am registered with the following professional bodies:

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Full registration with UK Health Profession Council (HPCP)
  • Accredited member of British Association or Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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