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I have been a Counselling Psychologist for over 20 years. I have helped people with a huge range of difficulties. I have been particularly successful in working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, work-related stress, and low self-esteem. There is a mutual pleasure in finishing therapy and seeing people flourish.
My clients tell me that they get the most out of our sessions because I’m straight-forward, I use evidence-based techniques, and I collaborate with them on practical interventions.
I don’t want a stuffy patient-doctor relationship. Most of my clients are bright and vibrant people – even if they’re not at their best at the moment. They need the benefit of my experience and book-learning, but they don’t need somebody to talk down to them.
I want to get into the trenches with you to improve what is going on in your life. I don’t want you to be in therapy forever. I want to conduct a very thorough assessment and to build a robust treatment plan so that we have a clear pathway out of the current situation.
I’ve mentioned that I favour evidence-based approaches. What that means is: therapeutic approaches that have been studied and proven to provide results. I’m often able to get really pleasing results with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
I strive to create a warm, discreet, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to explore your concerns. Through our work, I want you to gain perspective on where this problem came from, but also to deepen your understanding of yourself, what you value, and to develop stronger relationships and connections. I don’t want coming to our sessions to feel like a drag for you. Instead, I want you to enjoy them – even the difficult ones.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified as a Counselling Psychologist twenty years ago in Australia. I am now a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a committee member of the British Psychological Society London and Home Counties Branch, and am recognised as a Supervisor for other Psychologists and Counsellors on the BPS's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.
I am continually engaged in Continued Professional Development to keep up-to-date with new interventions. This year, my CPD has focussed on the neuropsychology of self-compassion and helping clients to develop self-compassion with mindfulness under luminaries such as Tara Brach, Kristin Neff, Daniel J. Siegel, Dacher Keltner, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. This has been a cornerstone of my work with people through COVID.
I will use all of that training and experience to tailor your treatment plan to your goals. I want you to feel better and to enjoy your life again.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Burnout prevention and recovery
- Workplace Stress
- Bereavement and Grief
- Developing Self-Compassion
- Establishing Personal Boundaries
- Healthy relationship building
- Self-esteem and self-development
- Stress management
- Work stress
- Workplace bullying
- Life transitions
- Men's issues
- Feeling sad
- Women's issues
- Peer relationships
- Sleep and insomnia
£130.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
- 50 minute appointment - videoconferencing and telephone appointments also available - Discharge report including assessment results -
Single session: £130
Aviva, AXA, and Vitality insurances accepted - it is the clients responsibility to confirm that this treatment is approved before first appointment.
- 50 minute appointment - All necessary reports - Review of video / audio materials - videoconferencing and telephone appointments also available - Site visits as required
Individual session: £80
When I work
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