I am a senior clinical nurse specialist in psychological medicine and a psychotherapist trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and EMDR. I have thirty two years experience as a clinician and I am happy to treat most mental health issues. My Ph.D. studies are in the field of compassion. I am also a member of Harley therapy and appear on their platform. In 2014 I received an award and Kensington Palace from the Depression Alliance for my work with depression and anxiety. In 2017 I became a Florence Nightingale scholar after visiting a psychotherapy unit in Melbourne, Australia. I was awarded a travel scholarship to compare different psychotherapy services and to see how we could improve access to psychotherapy within the UK. I am passionate about reducing stigma around mental health as I know from my own experience what it feels like to be depressed and anxious. Please feel free to just ring and chat if you have any questions about psychotherapy or mental health-related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and I have a Postgraduate Diploma training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy from Sheffield Hallam University. I'm currently working towards a Ph.D. in the field of compassion and nursing I have extensive experience in the NHS and I now work in private practice in Richmond. I have worked for the MOD treating soldiers with PTSD. My last NHS post was at the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust as a Psychotherapist within primary care.
The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy
The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£70 per session and £80 for couples. I am also listed with BUPA, Nuffield Health as a provider.
I work from 10 am until 9 pm most days.
I have a few spaces which I reserve for low fee clients. Please feel free to discuss these if required.