I am a qualified and experienced clinical psychologist committed to providing psychological therapy in a safe, nonjudgmental and thoughtful way. I have worked in the NHS for over 10 years supporting adults to make positive changes to their lives. I have worked with people for brief, time-limited work and for more longer term therapy.
Common issues I work with but are not limited to:
- Low self esteem and low confidence
- Depression and low mood
- Anxiety: including panic, OCD, social anxiety, excessive worry
- Relationship difficulties
- Pregnancy issues, baby loss and post natal depression
- Difficulties related to bereavement and loss
- Trauma (related to abuse or post traumatic stress disorder)
I work using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but draw upon other evidence based therapies when required. I believe I am a warm, empathic person and strive to make my clients feel safe and able to share their problems so that we can together work to move towards your goals.
I believe finding a psychologist who 'fits' with your own style is important, and I would support a decision to speak to different people before committing to a psychologist who seems right for you. I offer a free 15 minute, no obligation phone call so that I can try to understand your difficulties and think about what type of therapy may be helpful for you.
In our first session we will try to understand your difficulties and think together about what may be keeping the difficulties going. We will make a plan as to roughly how many sessions may be useful for you and arrange the fees.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in clinical psychology - DClinPsy - University of Oxford
Bachelor of Science - BSc (hons) - University of Nottingham
I have worked in the NHS and private practice with a wide range of psychological problems with people across the lifespan.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£85 per fifty minute session
I currently have room space in Bicester and Banbury, and I can offer daytime or evening appointments depending on availability.
Please contact me via email or phone (07582 897778) in the first instance so we can discuss your difficulties further and think about arranging an appointment.