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About me

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

Qualifications

  • 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

Experience

  • 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

Webinar

The BDD Foundation: Managing Intimate Relationships and BDD' with Dr Natalie Stechler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1STPWAKkY&t=114s

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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.

When I work

Please contact me to discuss availability

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults