I am a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I offer therapy for problems including anxiety (e.g. fears and phobias) and for problems resulting from traumatic experiences. This includes problems stemming from particular traumatic events such as a car accident or assault but also from experiences such as bullying, family conflict or abuse. My preferred method of working is a technique called EMDR (see emdrassociation.org.uk/whatis-emdr/ to find out more) although I also use other therapeutic approaches. I am happy to discuss your needs by phone or email in order to help you decide whether you wish to make use of this service. Sessions are currently taking place only by video call.
Training, qualifications & experience
Clinical Psychologist (BPS Diploma, 1993; Clinical Doctorate University of Birmingham, 2003).
EMDR practitioner (Parts 1-3 2014-2017; Child and Adolescent Level 1 2017).
I was employed as an NHS clinical psychologist in CAMHS/expert witness services from 1993-2009 working in Kent, Birmingham and London at consultant grade from 2000. In 2008 I began working as an independent practitioner offering clinical services and acting as an expert witness.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Expert Witness Institute (EWI)
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment session £75 (90 minutes)
Subsequent treatment £60 per one hour session