I am a Clinical Psychologist and a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My qualifications are:
I have experience working across various healthcare settings and in the community, both within the NHS and the private sector. I have worked with a wide variety of clients presenting with a broad range of psychological difficulties. Although I have worked with clients across the lifespan, I have specialised in working with adults presenting with longer-term difficulties of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and trauma.
I practice in an eclectic way, drawing from different models as appropriate, in particular Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This enables me to individually tailor interventions to a clients’ difficulties in an attempt to maximise the effectiveness of therapy and encourage the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship. I think the most important thing is to provide a safe and containing place where we can start to sensitively understand your difficulties and manage them in a way that allows you to live a meaningful life that is in line with your values.
I have also worked as a Parenting Practitioner and Sleep Practitioner supporting parent/carers of children with developmental trauma/special needs (e.g., Autistic Spectrum Conditions, ADHD). This role also involved providing training on the impact of developmental trauma and supporting children with attachment difficulties to schools and other professionals involved in supporting these children.
I have fulfilled teaching and supervisory roles within previous posts held in adult mental health settings in the NHS and the Priory Group. I also have experience of co-facilitating therapy groups addressing a multitude of psychological difficulties, together with multidisciplinary colleagues.