I offer a holistic, person centred approach working with my clients to support them to understand the challenges they face and how to move beyond them in a way that is congruent with their needs.
I work with individuals and families across the lifespan and have extensive experience of working with children with emotional well-being difficulties, behavioural difficulties, and trauma. I also have a special interest in working with people with long-term health conditions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with 7 years post qualification experience. During this time I have worked in a range of settings including adult mental health, clinical health psychology, trauma and bereavement, early intervention services for children, as well as working privately with a range of presenting difficulties including anxiety, low mood, OCD, trauma, phobias and panic.
I have additional training in the areas of cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and EMDR.
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
Other long term and life limiting health conditions including but not limited to pain conditions, heart problems, diabetes, and MS
£110 for an initial assessment
£100 for ongoing therapy
£85 for telephone or Skype sessions
I have clinic rooms in St Albans, Hatfield and Hemel Hempstead and largely work evenings and Saturday mornings, though can offer some flexibility for week day appointments.