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Clinical Psychologist

About me

Meet conveniently online from your work or home to improve your wellbeing and mental health.  Please note that sessions are online, and not reflected in the profile address, available UK-wide.

I offer specialist psychological services for anxiety, depression and trauma. With more than 15 years of experience and working in remote therapy since 2019, I also specialise in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing). 

I help people get unstuck from sticky human stuff and learn some ways to keep moving towards meaning and purpose in life. Together we explore what's got you stuck, find a way out via specialist psychological approaches & discover useful skills.

The phone number listed on the profile is voicemail only.  I'd recommend emailing and I will send you a booking link for a complimentary 15-minute videocall. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • (2021) EMDR-Europe/UK Accredited Training in EMDR 
  • (2010) Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • (2006) MSc Psychological Research Methods
  • (2004) BSc Psychology

Experience

  • 2007-2010 Clinical Psychology Trainee NHS Highland
  • 2010-2018 Clinical Psychologist NHS Fife
  • 2019-present Clinical Psychologist Private Practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to mental health & trauma, I have a specialist interest in working with scuba divers, and other forms of aquatic anxiety, stress or trauma (inc. drowning).  

Fees

£90.00 per session
Free initial online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Self-funding

£90 / 50 minutes

£140 / 90 minutes

When I work

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Afternoon
Evening
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I work flexibly, with sessions available late afternoon and evening (till 8pm).

Further information

Since 2019 I have specialised in remote / online approaches, and had already decided to work this way prior to the pandemic.  I believe in this mode of therapy, and undertake professional activities to improve my knowledge and experience of online practice. 

This way of accessing therapy has some significant advantages and there is research that demonstrates it's effectiveness. Some people find online / remote therapy more acceptable & effective.  

Wareham Road, Poole, BH16

Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE19

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Sessions are via remote videocall and therefore accessible from your own home.