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Clinical Psychologist (DclinPsych)

About me

I am a qualified clinical psychologist with over 13 years experience working within NHS and private sectors. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children experiencing a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. During your initial assessment, I take time to get to know you and your presenting issues taking into consideration past experiences, family dynamics and issues that you feel need addressing or are holding you back. We would then develop a person centered care plan to best suit your needs & goals. I am experienced in dealing with a range of mental health conditions along with more exploratory work.

As a clinical psychologist I am specialised in assessment, formulation and intervention. I am able to offer therapy modalities to suit your needs and therapy goals. These include CBT, narrative and solution focused interventions. My strength lies in providing an integrative approach, allowing you to go at your pace and focusing on your individual needs.

I am able to offer face to face, telephone and video therapy. I understand that seeking therapy can be daunting and would advise you to contact me for a non-obligatory telephone consultation to discuss your needs. You can also view my website, where I provide weekly blogs around different psychological and mental health issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in clinical psychology- 2009-2012

MSc Health Psychology 2003-2004

Bsc (Hons) Psychology 1999-2002

I have also completed levels 1 and 2 in Narrative therapy.

I have over 13 years experience in both nhs and private sectors, working with adults, adolescents and children. I am experienced in dealing with a range of mental health and emotional difficulties including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, trauma and eating disorders

Member organisations

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I am able to offer individual face to face, Skype or telephone therapy.

My rates vary between £75- 125 depending on therapy type and need. Please contact me for more details.

When I work

I have flexible availability across 3 locations. Please contact me for further information.

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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In person

I currently offer supervision both face to face or via Skype to qualified clinical psychologists and trainee psychologists.

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