As a Counselling Psychologist, I have over a decade's experience of working in different settings with a variety of presentations - from anxiety, depression to relationship difficulties, complex trauma and self-harming / self-defeating behaviours - with compassion and cultural sensitivity.
I believe real underlying and meaningful change is possible by collaboratively working together to better understand and address your difficulties and feelings in context of your current circumstances and past experiences. Having trained in different therapeutic modalities as a Counselling Psychologist (Psychodynamic, Humanistic and third-wave Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy) I do not believe in one-size fits all but offer an integrative approach to best suit your needs and situation. Throughout our therapy, I will be sharing my observations and invite you to understand and respond to your difficulties in perhaps new ways.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since qualifying as a Psychologist, I have pursued continuous training and development, which I find enormously beneficial and rewarding. I stay to up date with latest research and guidelines as well as act as a peer reviewer for a psychoanalytic psychotherapy journal.
I am an accredited member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP) and International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA). Some of my training includes: Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP); Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT); and specialist areas such as Complex Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Personality Disorders.
I enjoy my work and its challenges in the NHS as a Highly Specialist Psychologist. In addition to my clinical work, I offer reflective practices, supervision and training to psychologists and health care professionals, as well as contribute to training as Visiting Lecturer at City University London's Counselling Psychology doctorate programme.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I usually invite you to a brief telephone call initially to hear from you about what you would like some help with in therapy, and agree on a mutually convenient time for our first consultation.
I offer 50 and 90 minute consultations - please enquire for fees.
By the end of our initial consultation, you can hopefully make an informed decision about whether you would like to work together with me and we can agree on how best to move forward in terms of future consultations. I am flexible in offering either weekly or fortnightly consultations, short and longer term psychotherapy.