I am a qualified counselling psychologist working with adolescents and adults. I have a breadth of clinical experience from working with Body dysmorphic disorder, body image issues, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem, relationship difficulties. I have worked in various settings and contexts including the National Health Service (NHS), voluntary sector and private practice. I believe we are all fallible human beings who at times might need someone to lean on and support us when life feels overwhelming, challenging, painful and uncertain. As a psychologist my work with clients is grounded in empathy, care and compassion. I work very relational and collaboratively to create a trustworthy and respectful therapeutic alliance.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Regents University, London, 2016 – 2020
- MSc Psychology - High Distinction, Regents University London, 2015 –2016
- Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents University London, 2014 –2015
- BA Hons Social Policy and Administration, Nottingham University, 2008 - 2011
The Nightingale Hospital, Eating Disorder Unit, Counselling Psychologist, October 2020- Present
NHS (NMUH) working with staff responding to COVID19, Counselling Psychologist, March 2020 - Present
- NHS (SLaM) IPPT services secondary care working with personality disorders, 2017-2020
NHS (ELFT) Complex PTSD service, secondary care, 2018-June 2019
Weight Matters, private practice, London 2017-2018
The BDD Foundation: Managing Intimate Relationships and BDD' with Dr Natalie Stechler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1STPWAKkY&t=114s
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Deciding who to work with is not a decision to take lightly, as such to help you decide whether you feel I am the right fit for you I offer an initial free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss any of your questions. If you feel ready to continue we will set up an initial session and discuss future sessions.
£80 for a 50 minute session