As a Counselling Psychologist, my aim in therapy is to support you in coping with emotional distress within a safe and caring relationship. We can work together to develop a thorough understanding of your difficulties and how best to meet your needs and circumstances. My approach to therapy is to balance a personal understanding of your situation with evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Schema therapy.
Therapy is generally based on face to face weekly meetings over a number of weeks.
Neurodiversity Support - Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
I can provide support associated with the functional and emotional and difficulties often associated with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia and ADHD using evidence based methods. I can help you develop strategies to make the most of your potential including organisation, planning, time management and emotional regulation skills.
Neurodiversity support can be provided either online or face to face.
Career Development Support
Using a career development process based on Appreciative Inquiry which focuses on your strengths, I can work with you to develop the steps you need to develop your career.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered practitioner Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. I completed my Doctoral Training in Counselling Psychology at City University London in 2013.
As a Counselling Psychologist, my training included Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapies. I have also completed a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited certificate in Counselling Children. My doctoral research was on ‘Young adults’ experience of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)’ and I hold a BPS approved certificate in educational testing (CCET).
I trained and worked in Psychological Therapies in the NHS England for five years practising across a range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, phobia, OCD, stress and work-related problems mainly using CBT. In addition, I have worked therapeutically with PTSD in a national veterans’ charity and I have trained and worked for four years as a volunteer therapist in two national children’s charities with children and adolescents with complex needs. I have worked for four years in private practice including providing cognitive assessments for specific learning difficulties for university and employment purposes.
I am also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and hold post-graduate certificates in Adult Career Planning and Development and in organisation development using Appreciative Inquiry (AI). I have over twenty years of experience in recruitment, training and development and international career support.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
I can provide:
- Individual face to face therapy appointments on a weekly/fortnightly basis including evenings - from £70 ph.
- Online neuro-diversity support - £45 ph.
- A Career Development programme.
Student/unemployed discounts are available.