I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I am also a Chartered Psychologist with, and an Associate Fellow of, the British Psychological Society (BPS).
My qualifications are:
I have worked in a number of NHS services and settings over the years, working directly with clients with longstanding difficulties, in addition to offering consultation, supervision and training. I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting difficulties, including anxiety, burnout and work-related stress, depression, low self-esteem, emotion regulation difficulties, trauma and PTSD and relationship difficulties. I have experienced the value of using a range of different therapeutic approaches (which are evidence-based), tending to integrate these as and when needed (so that these are tailored to an individual’s needs). I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship and the need for someone to feel safe and contained in order to share their concerns and difficulties. It is a privilege to support people to gain insight into their difficulties, manage their internal struggles and reduce distress, learn new skills, build resilience and work towards living a life in line with their values.
Alongside my private practice I work as a Principal Clinical Psychologist in an NHS specialist service, delivering standard DBT, and providing supervision, consultation and training.