About me

I am an experienced, warm and empathic Clinical Psychologist. I am skilled in supporting people, who are struggling with Chronic Pain, to move forward and to have more fulfilling lives.

With over 15 years of experience in these therapy styles, I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I have specific skills in helping people who are overwhelmed by pain flares and who feel guilty about letting others down due to changes in their abilities with pain.

I often work with people who feel terrified that things will get worse, or who feel confused by contradicting advice on whether to rest more or to 'push through' pain.

Do you feel like you are in an exhausting fight with Chronic Pain? Are you feeling confused and struggling to live life alongside pain? Is chronic pain causing you loneliness, hopelessness and stress?

I teach pain management skills to manage these distressing symptoms so you may live your life more fully despite chronic pain, depression and anxiety. I will also provide a non-judgemental space to explore other aspects of emotions and relationships that pain may be having an impact on.

I provide in-person and online therapy as preferred and required.  I have a clinic in Chepstow town centre.  Please get in touch to enquire about this. I provide a 20 min free telephone call for initial enquiries if needed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a Masters in Applied Psychology in 2000 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006.

I have gained many years of experience working in a range of specialist chronic pain NHS services.

I have undertaken specific training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I am registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic Pain and Persistent Pain management. Fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, migraine and headaches, musculoskeletal and joint pains, neurological conditions, CRPS, abdominal pain and gastroenterological conditions, and post viral fatigue.


£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

If helpful I can offer a free 20 minute phone call so that you can decide if I am the right person to help you.

All sessions are 60 minutes long and are £90.

I am registered with a number of insurance providers. Please feel free to enquire about this. I need to be made aware in advance if insurance is the intended method of payment. Insurance funded therapy fees reflect the additional administrative work required between sessions.


I offer appointments on weekdays between 8am - 6pm.

Further information

Please see my website for more information.

Or feel free to email me here

Please feel free to get in touch by email or phone if you have any questions.

The Wellbeing Centre
2nd Floor
Manor House, Bank Street
NP16 5EL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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