I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My qualifications are:
Before qualifying in clinical psychology, I worked as a university lecturer with an interest in prejudice and discrimination. This role has given me a broader perspective on the challenges that can affect people’s mental health and well-being.
I have experience of working with people of all ages from children to older adults. I currently work with adults with a range of difficulties including stress and burnout, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationships, loss and adjustment (particularly in relation to physical health).
I think that building a therapy relationship where people feel safe to talk about their difficulties is a vital part of therapy. I aim to work collaboratively with people to develop a shared understanding of their current difficulties and how these may have developed. This shared understanding guides what changes we work towards to help the person improve their well-being and achieve their goals.
I use a range of therapy models these include cognitive behavioural (CBT), systemic and psychodynamic therapies. I also use mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) as needed.
Alongside my private practice, I work in the NHS with older people. I have links to local universities as a mentor and supervisor for students on doctoral training courses.