I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My qualifications are:
I have further post-doctoral training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
I use an integrative approach in therapy and draw on a variety of models (ACT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, systemic and trauma informed approaches). We all come from unique backgrounds and I believe it is important to adapt my therapeutic model based on the person sat with me. I always use warmth and compassion to provide a safe space, recognising it can be a brave step coming to therapy.
I work collaboratively with my clients to support them in improving their well-being and building a better quality of life. My focus is to help my clients connect with themselves, the people around them and the things that are meaningful to them.
My areas of interest include working with people with low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress and burn-out, work-related difficulties, relationship difficulties and long-term physical health problems. I believe in the importance of the mind body connection and this weaves through my work.
Alongside private practice, I have extensive experience working in the NHS with people living with anxiety and depression. I currently work with people with physical health problems, including Functional Neurological Disorder, also known as Medically Unexplained Symptoms, and adults with learning disabilities. I also work with Oxford University as a Supervisor for Trainee Psychologists.