I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. In addition to my independent practice with Hampshire & Surrey Psychology I have previously worked in the NHS helping people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems and emotional distress.
I offer a range of evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Focussed Therapy.
I help people to overcome their difficulties by working together with them and drawing on their own strengths. I offer therapy in a warm, safe and non-judgemental space using individualised evidence-based approaches.
In addition to being dedicated to working therapeutically with people, I have been the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) clinical lead and an Adult Autism Assessment Service lead. Other experience includes working with children with autism and learning disabilities, ‘looked after’ children, and families with attachment difficulties. Outside of psychology, I am a qualified fitness instructor and have become increasingly passionate about attending to both mind and body when addressing mental health and well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Reading
MSc Health Psychology, University College London
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Southampton
Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society
ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Workshop
Dr Russ Harris; Contextual Consulting
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Workshop. Provided by Dr Sue Clark; Dr Helen Bolderston; Bournemouth University
ACT for Psychosis, Joe Oliver; Solent University, Southampton (BABCP, southern branch)
Autism: The Developmental, Diagnostic and Dimensional Interview (3Di): assessing autistic traits; Institute of Child Health, University College London
Autism Diagnostic and Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2); BeginningwithA: Autism Consultancy and Training
Asperger’s syndrome and CBT; University of Southampton
CAT: Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, CAT North West
CBT: Simplifying Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Personality Disorders: A NEW Paradigm, Christine Padesky; University of London, Institute of Education
DBT: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy training, Dr Maggie Stanton and Christine Dunkley; Southern Health NHS Trust
Mindfulness: Mindfulness for DBT practitioners, Dr Hannah Wilson
Risk: HCR-20 Version 3 training, Dr Kirsty Forsyth and Dr Rachel Smith; Adult Mental Health Directorate, Solent NHS trust
Schema Therapy and attachment training: Schema Therapy, Arnie Reed, Chris Hayes & Lisa Anthis; Schema Therapy Workshops
Group Schema Therapy, Dr Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw; Schema Therapy Workshops
Strengthening the bonds of attachment, Child and adolescent mental health services, Portsmouth
Supervision: Improving the effectiveness of Supervision, University of Southampton
Effective Supervisory Relationships: Research and Practice, University of Southampton
Trauma focussed training: Eye-Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR); EMDR Europe. Levels 1-4; Europe Accredited Training. EMDR Workshops. Accredited EMDR Therapist
Treating PTSD in DBT with High Risk BPD Clients, Melanie Harned; Behavioural Tech
Brown R & Ogden J (2004). Children’s eating attitudes and behaviour: a study of the modelling and control theories of parental influence. Health Education. Research. (2004) 19 (3): 261-271.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Autism and learning difficulties
"looked after" children
Families with attachment difficulties
The initial assessment usually lasts and hour and a half, subsequent sessions just under an hour. Hampshire and Surrey Psychology is a private practice but we are also committed to helping people to access the evidence-based psychological therapies recommended by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) such as CBT and DBT. So, if you are on a lower income please talk to us as we may be able to offer a discounted fee or spread the cost of therapy for you.
If you are claiming through a private healthcare provider you may need to check whether you need a referral from your GP or a psychiatrist. Normally we would be able to claim the cost of the sessions directly from the provider. We are registered with major insurance providers e.g. BUPA, AXAPPP etc.