If you are feeling distressed, your relationships are troubled or unsatisfactory, or you are struggling to carry out the things you need to do in your daily life then you may wish to consider psychological therapy. Psychological therapy aims to offer a safe space in which clients can slowly explore the nature of their difficulties, with the hope of moving toward lasting change.
I have 19 years of experience working as a Clinical Psychologist, mostly within the NHS and more latterly at a Consultant level, continuing to treat patients but also to supervise other professionals. I am trained and have experience in providing a number of different types of therapy Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy and CBT. I am experienced in treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, Post Traumatic stress disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorder, self-harming and also severe mental health problems such as psychosis.
Therapy will involve a detailed consideration of your family background and early life, as well as your significant relationships as an adult both in the past and in the here and now. It may also take into account the relationship that you make with your therapist, as this may say something important about the relationships you make in the world outside.
Usually I suggest an initial consultation for you to discuss what has brought you to consider psychological therapy now. This is a chance for me to get to know you and advise you as to whether I can help. It is also a chance for you to sample the way I work and think about whether it seems right for you. It is often necessary to have more than one consultation before deciding whether to proceed. If you do decide to proceed then we would arrange to meet weekly, at the same time and in the same place for 50 minutes. Therapy may be short or long term, depending on what you wish to achieve.
You can contact me either by email or by telephone, I aim to respond within 24 hours, generally I am able to offer an appointment within a week.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Post doctoral qualifications in Brief Psychodynamic Therapy.
19 years NHS experience, including CBT, Psychodynamic therapy, Schema Focussed therapy. Cognitive assessments. Assessments of Adult Autism. Supervising other professionals.
Registered with the HCPC and British Psychological Society
Registered / Accredited
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Saturday mornings / evenings