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About me

I enjoy providing psychological talking therapies to adults, couples, parents, young people and children, and families for help with relationship, mental health problems and emotional difficulties.

I have been providing psychological therapy for over 20 years and nowadays I am not so orientated to provide tips and techniques (although I do sometimes when it would help) as I am more into helping people develop their own insights and self-awareness as that is the golden key to both acceptance and change. I don't know all the answers but I wholeheartedly believe that we can learn to accept ourselves just as we are, and that change is always possible, which I see as two sides of the same coin.

Throughout my career I have specialised in providing therapy and diagnostic assessments for autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome.

I also have an interest and experience in adult and child mental health: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, past sexual abuse, bipolar disorder, EUPD, dissociative disorders and psychosis.

I love providing couple and parent work when my focus is on the relationship and family.

I am interested in psycho-sexuality and am comfortable and welcome those who wish to talk about their sexual thoughts, preferences and desires whatever they are.

I follow the standard confidentiality guidelines and take action if I become concerned about serious harm happening to you or another.

I write regularly for the Canadian based on-line magazine, The Mindful Word, about psychology, mindfulness and spirituality.

Therapy should be helpful and make a meaningful difference so I will always hold in mind what is best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My approach is informed by a range of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Person-Centred Therapy and Couple Therapy.

I an registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience of providing assessment and psychological therapies.

I work in private practice and for the NHS where I work for a psychological therapies team within a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). I have previously worked for children’s services within the NHS where I often specialised in providing diagnostic assessments for autism and Asperger syndrome in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), a Child Development Centre and a Neuro-Developmental Service.

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£120.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

My standard fee for psychological therapy is £120 per session/hour for individual work.

Parents and couple work usually need longer so I charge £150 for a 75 minute session.

I specialise in assessing complex and difficult to diagnose cases for a possible autistic spectrum disorder. My flat fee for this is £4,000.

For other diagnostic/assessment work which involve writing reports my fee is £150 per hour.

For one off consultations my fee is £150.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekend, evening and weekday appointments.

Further information

I have spent many years working on and exploring my own psychological/spiritual development. The personal insights I have gained combined with my professional training and experience has provided me with a particular perspective from which to understand human psychology.

23 East St, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7SD

Arena Business Centres, The Square, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4EB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

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