I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Certified Schema Therapist, and have been practising psychotherapy with clients since 2006.
How I Work
My aim is to empower clients to work together with me towards overcoming their difficulties within the context of a safe, trusting and collaborative space. The support and expertise I offer facilitates exploration and understanding of sensitive material, which enables clients to focus on enhancing their quality of life through the awareness they gain, and conscious choices and changes they make.
I have extensive experience of working with individuals across the adult lifespan, with a broad range of emotional, relational and behavioural difficulties. My depth of training and experience means I have the flexibility to work with clients in a focused goal-orientated and/or an open, more exploratory manner depending upon their individual needs. I have formal training in Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred and Psychodynamic psychotherapy.
What To Expect
Initial sessions form an assessment phase which helps to establish a focus for therapy. Through this process I develop with each client a comprehensive understanding of their presenting difficulties: seeking to understand how they originated and are maintained. As therapy progresses this shared understanding evolves and orientates how we work together. Sessions are attended on a weekly basis, or more frequently if necessary.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Experience and Training
I have experience of providing brief, medium and longer term psychotherapy within a variety of professional settings. These include primary and secondary care NHS services, a staff counselling service, low-cost counselling services and an NHS community mental health team. I worked in private practice in Harley Street, in partnership with Harley Therapy, from 2014 - 2021.
My Qualifications and Memberships
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Certified Schema Therapist. I have a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc Hons) in Psychology from Bristol University, and a Master of Science (MSc) and Professional Doctorate (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology. I have completed specialist training (PGDip) in CBT at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. I am a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council, a member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST), and of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Division of Counselling Psychology and their Psychotherapy Section.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Harley Street - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Zoom/Skype/FaceTime availability Monday to Thursday.
Please email me if you would like any further information.