I am a Clinical Psychologist chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am also accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
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I have around 20 years experience of working therapeutically with children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. My primary approach is cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), which can effectively support children, young people and parents to manage a range of difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, obsessional difficulties and trauma. I work collaboratively and use creative approaches to engage young people in making sense of their difficulties. Together we find ways of developing skills and resilience to overcome problems and work towards achieving their goals, drawing on evidence-based practices.
I worked for many years in NHS CAMHS services as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead. Alongside my private practice I now work at Reading University, training new mental health practitioners to use evidence-based approaches with children and young people.