I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am an Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS).
I have worked in psychological services since 2003 and have specialised in working with adults experiencing a range of complex psychological difficulties. I work within the NHS and independently. I provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. I also provide supervision, consultation and training to other professionals.
My areas of specialism include:
- Anxiety - generalised anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, health anxiety
- Depression and low mood (including perinatal and postnatal depression)
- Grief, loss and bereavement
- People who have experienced trauma/abuse (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Dissociation)
- Anger management problems
- Self esteem issues
- Relationship difficulties
- Self harm
I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and models to help people experiencing a variety of psychological difficulties, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am committed to developing a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate therapeutic alliance with clients in which difficulties can be explored and understood through the development of a collaborative formulation. A formulation explores a person’s life and the personal meaning of events, difficulties and experiences that contribute towards current distress. I work with clients to identify how and why their difficulties developed, how they get maintained and how they can manage or overcome their difficulties more effectively.
I offer a clinic in Stroud, Gloucestershire. If you would like to discuss accessing therapy, or to find out more information please contact me on 07855272817.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and have worked in the NHS since 2003. I am a Chartered and Associate Fellow member of the British Psychological Society and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
In addition to private practice, I work for the NHS in Gloucestershire, offering individual psychological therapy to adults, couples, families and groups. I also provide supervision, training and consultation to other professionals.
As a member of a regulated and professional governing body (HCPC and BPS), I am bound by a strict code of Conduct and Ethics and work to very high standards of skills, knowledge and behaviour.
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.
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
Individual sessions are charged at £100 for self-referred clients. Other referral sources (e.g. insurance companies/employers) will be charged more.
Concessionary rates are available.
Payment is taken at the end of each session, by cash or cheque.