I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC and Chartered through the BPS. I work with children, adolescents and adults, in addition to providing support to parents. I support clients with different anxiety disorders (e.g. panic, OCD, generalised anxiety), depression, and relationship difficulties, as well as supporting parents of children who are struggling with their emotional well-being or in reaching their developmental milestones.
I work using an integrative model based on systemic therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, and drawing on psychodynamic thinking and attachment theory. I have specialist training in attachment focused therapy (Theraplay Level 1 and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) levels 1 and 2). I have over 11 years experience in conducting educational assessments to assess for specific learning difficulties.
Given the current situation, I am currently offering online or telephone support, including utilising CBT methods for adults and some children (we will assess whether this is appropriate in a telephone assessment session), in addition to therapeutic parenting to support parents to support their children.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 15 years experience in working with children, adolescents and their families. Prior to completing my clinical training, I worked within research (MSc and PhD) on clinical CBT trials at the Institute of Psychiatry. Since completing my clinical doctorate (DClinPsy) I have specialised in working with young people and young adults based in a number of specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services and as a clinical supervisor for a local charity working to support girls and young women.
Qualitifications: BSc, MSc, PhD, DClinPsy, CPsychol
Specialist Training: Theraplay (level 1), DDP (levels 1 and 2)
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Educational assessments for specific learning difficulties. I work in liaison with schools where necessary to support provision for special consideration in exams.