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About me

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with individuals with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, addictions, abuse and low self-esteem. I draw upon a number of evidence-based models to ensure I support people in the most effective way.

I use a range of therapeutic models (EMDR, schema therapy, CBT, ACT, dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy) to help people in a way that suits them and can enable them to make timely progress on their therapy goals.

I am flexible in offering short or longer term therapy based on individual needs, preferences and finances.  I offer daytime and evening sessions in a lovely space with ample parking directly outside.  Situated close to Midhurst and a short drive from Haslemere, Chichester and other areas within West Sussex, Hampshire & Surrey.

I also offer sessions via video call. Online therapy offers greater flexibility and has been shown in research to be as effective as face to face.

I am registered with BUPA, Aviva, WPA, AXA and Overland Health Insurers.

Recent client feedback includes:

"I would recommend you to anyone"

"You have helped me to understand something that was beyond my comprehension.....You have changed my life"

Training, qualifications & experience

I have the following formal qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Behavioural Sciences (1993)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2000)
  • MSc Personality Disorders (2017)

I have also engaged in further training over the course of my career, including the following

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Schema therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing

Before focusing solely on private practice, I also worked for the NHS, where alongside clinical work I supervised other psychologists, led and developed services and trained psychologists and other staff.

I also consult and offer training to businesses and organisations, having worked with some of the top IT and consulting firms.

As well as being registered with the HCPC, I am also Chartered with the British Psychological Society and an Associate Fellow. I am also Director for England for the Association for Clinical Psychologists.

I have had several publications in peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of shame, eating disorders, personality disorders and staff support.

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From £85.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My sessions are charged at £110 or £120 depending on whether in person or online.  I have a number of highly qualified and experienced associates whose fees are £85-100.

I am registered with BUPA, Aviva, AXA, WPA & Overland Health Insurers.  I am happy to receive enquiries regarding other insurers.

When I work

Day time and evening appointment available

Further information

Please contact me via phone or email to arrange a free telephone consultation.  We can talk a little about the issues you are facing and I can explain how I work and how therapy may be able to help.  This will enable you to make an informed decision about whether I am the right therapist for you.

Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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In person

I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist. I have worked at a senior level in the NHS and have now developed a successful private practice.

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