We all face challenges at some point in our lives which we struggle to overcome on our own.
As an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I offer psychotherapy as a tool for self-development and for those who are seeking to understand and overcome a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties in a safe and supportive space.
I work individually with adults age 16+, offering both short-term assessment and treatment as well as longer-term work for more complex concerns and on-going support.
I am trained in a range of therapeutic methods and have specialised in Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) & Mindfulness. I am passionate about working creatively to support each person’s well-being and I offer an integrative therapy based on your needs, my clinical experience and current research evidence.
Clients say I have a warm, empathic and interactive style and a welcome sense of humour amidst the intensity of therapeutic work. I work hard to build a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship, which I believe can be the foundation for on-going and life enhancing change.
I have worked and studied in the self-development and alternative health fields for over 20 years. This experience enables me to think broadly and holistically about my clients’ difficulties and if directed by the client, can be integrated into our work together.
I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have been in clinical practice since 2006.
Training, qualifications & experience
Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (DPsych) - University of Surrey
Training and Experience:
I am committed to keeping up to date in my practice and have received further training in areas such as Mindfulness and CBT for specific disorders.
I have worked both with individuals with mild to moderate problems and in specialist settings for people with more complex difficulties. I specialise in helping people struggling with painful consequences of early trauma, abuse or neglect and those who feel their problems have been a repetitive pattern throughout their lives. I helped set up and run the first Dialectical Behaviour Therapy programme for adult services in the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and undertook additional training in both group and individual Schema Therapy.
Practitioner Psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Registered / Accredited
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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
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