I support people to feel positive about themselves, and to use this new positive and self-compassionate identity to make the changes they want to see in different areas of their lives. Problems with mental health can occur at various times in life. I therefore have a keen interest in working with clients who have recurring or chronic problems with depression and issues linked to self-esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
Using clinically tested and evidence-based techniques, I have ten years’ experience in various mental health services. I am a HPCP registered Clinical psychologist, a BABCP accredited CBT therapist and a qualified psychodynamic counsellor. I frequently use traditional and third wave CBT to provide a balanced therapy to clients. However, my training in other modalities allows me to tailor therapy to an approach that best meets your individual needs. In addition to depression and self-esteem, I work with all common mental health problems (anxiety disorders such as Panic Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety).
Alongside working at iRise at the Liverpool Street office, I currently work as a Senior CBT psychotherapist / Psychologist and supervisor in the NHS. I have just ended a three year teaching experience as an associate lecturer in CBT and evidence-based practice at Birkbeck, University of London, to devote my time to my private practice at iRise.
I have trained in psychology and therapeutic practice in both Germany and the UK. I can provide therapy in both English and German. Reaching out to engage in therapy can be a profound experience. It is therefore my utmost wish to make sure you are supported on this journey, and that therapy becomes a safe, compassionate space for you to explore your issues.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Assessment and subsequent treatment will be charged at:
Individual - £110 per session
Skype - £110 per session
We also have a small number of low cost sessions available with a trainee CBT therapist, supervised by me. Please contact us for discussion.
Friday 12 -8
I also offer a safe and confidential Skype Therapy service. My aim is to be as flexible as possible for clients and so this option has a number of advantages, such as: allowing access to therapy for those with mobility difficulties and those who are not able and do not have the time to travel to therapy due to work and home commitments. Please email/or call me to discuss this option.
For access to this part of our service, you will need a Skype account, good internet access and a web camera. We suggest that you have access to a quiet and private space, free from distractions, for the 50 minutes our session will last.
At Irise we feel our biggest chance for impact as a therapy service, lies not just in connecting people to valuable ideas, but in providing a safe environment, where they can feel connected and supported in their quest to make profound change. This website gives a little info about myself and how you can book an appointment to see me. Please also have a look at the company website, to learn more about us at Irise, and for some great useful content on and off our site.
Visit me or our associated psychologists in Liverpool Street, convenient for those who live or work in East London! Or visit us in Soho within London’s busy West End!
We also have a trainee CBT therapist working with us who is supervised by me. He is available for low cost sessions at £40.