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 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.
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 five years in private practice.
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
From £40.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session
I can provide:
- Online Individual face to face therapy appointments on a weekly/fortnightly basis.
- Online neuro-diversity support.
Student/unemployed discounts are available.
Concessions offered for
My normal working hours are Tuesday 10.00 am - 6.30 p.m. - online at the moment due to COVID restrictions.
I am not taking on new clients at the moment.
Due to COVID restrictions all therapy is being provided online until further notice.