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HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist

About me

I am a HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) based in the heart of Newmarket.

All of the therapies that I offer have a solid theoretical underpinning and a robust evidence base as to their effectiveness.

I am committed to providing the highest quality service, tailored to meet your individual needs. I believe that everyone in need of support should be able to access therapy. Whether this is to overcome mental health difficulties, navigate significant life changes, or simply to provide a space to reflect and challenge yourself to reach your full potential, such a service can help.

During our initial sessions we will focus on gaining an in-depth understanding of what you would like to achieve and begin to unpick the patterns which are keeping you stuck.  We will form a partnership to co-create goals and formulate the most suitable therapy for you.  We will agree the number of treatment sessions that the therapy is likely to take and review this on a regular basis.

Whatever your own personal goals, we can work together to help you achieve them.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a chartered Clinical Psychologist since 2003. During this time I have worked extensively in the NHS across the lifespan, with adults, families and young people across a wide range of issues, complexity and life stage transitions.  Within my private practice I work exclusively with over 18's.  

In addition to doctorate level training in offering psychological services and therapies. I am a Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) and an accredited CAT supervisor. I am also fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR).

In 2019 I was elected to the Division of Clinical Psychologists executive committee.  This is the professional board which represents Clinical Psychologists.at a national level and is part of the British Psychological Society.  Prior to this position I was elected as a director of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) and remained in this role for several years.  On stepping down as director I was invited to become a member of ACATs Ethics Board.

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)

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£110.00 per session

Additional information

Therapy sessions are fifty minutes in duration unless otherwise stated. Session fees also apply to assessment appointments.

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Further information

Richer Therapy is located in the heart of the historic town of Newmarket, only a 20 minute drive from Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds, with easy access to parking.  It is a 10 minute walk from the railway station, with regular services from Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds on the Ipswich-Cambridge line.

It is the perfect location to spend time investing in yourself.

Richer Therapy, Suite 5, Surrey House, 41 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8NA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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I am an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy supervisor and have been a supervisor within the NHS and privately for many years.

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