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BSc (hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol

About me

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of working with individuals and families who are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges that life has a habit of putting in front of us.

Areas of expertise

My main area of expertise/interest is trauma. I have extensive experience in this area and have been involved with a number of police forces throughout the U.K. for over 10 years, providing therapeutic interventions to victims of serious crime, using EMDR, CBT, and systemic therapy.

I also specialise in developmental trauma and attachment issues. I offer interventions for foster carers, adoptive carers, and special guardians who are keen to understand the behaviour of children who have been placed in their care and want to ensure that they are responding in a way to facilitate the child’s recovery and achieve a sense of stability within the placement.

This support may also be beneficial to adults who wish to come to terms with the impact of difficult childhood experiences.

What to expect

I am extremely passionate about my work (ask anyone who knows me!) and gain a great deal of pleasure from observing the change that comes about with the help of therapeutic support.

My personal and professional experiences give me a great deal of empathy, understanding, and insight into the impact of life events on the individual and family members, allowing me to support others in a truly non-judgmental manner.

For some, the decision to enter into therapy is filled with anxiety and perhaps a degree of embarrassment. However, with the right choice of therapist, you are likely to see the benefits of being able to speak to someone who is attuned to your needs and is able to respond accordingly.

Give it a try – it might be one of the best decisions you ever make!

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have also undertaken the following additional training courses:


Systemic Therapy

Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP/PACE model)

Member organisations

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Developmental trauma

Attachment issues


Additional information

I offer an initial free 30 minute telephone consultation.

Assessment sessions are 1.5 hours and cost £150.00

Therapy sessions are 55 minutes and are charged at £100.00 per session.

Costs for assessments (i.e. cognitive testing) are provided on request.

When I work

I am able to offer appointments during the day and evening Monday to Friday.

A limited number of appointments are available on Saturday morning.

30 Worthing Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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