I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist, with over 15 years experience of working in the NHS. I offer private therapy for adults and older adults. After completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University in 2006, I have worked within GP’s surgeries, community settings and inpatient wards.
I have a specific interest and expertise in working with clients who have developed dementia and other types of progressive neurological conditions. More recently I have worked in the NHS’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service, designed to address the needs of Adults with long term health conditions together with anxiety and depression.
The types of neurological conditions include:
- Dementia: working with individuals, families and care homes
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
The types of long term health conditions include:-
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
- Cardiac conditions
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
The types of mental health issues include:
- Low Mood, Depression and Low Self-Esteem
- Anxiety including Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder.
- Bereavement and loss
- Interpersonal or relational difficulties sometimes referred to as Personality Disorder
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership: Health and Care Professions Council / Clinical Psychologist
Membership: British Psychological Society / Chartered Psychologist
Training: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology / 2006
Training: Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner / 2012
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.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
British Psychological Society
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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
Progressive Neurological Conditions such as Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
Long Term Health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, Heart conditions and musculoskeletal disorders i.e. rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia,
£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Cost Per Session: £80
Pay By: Bank transfer or cash
When I work
Monday - Thursday.
During the Covid-19 restrictions am offering therapy online or by telephone and limited face to face sessions.