I am chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My qualifications are:
I have worked in a variety of NHS services as a clinician, including working with both adults and children with long term health conditions.
I prefer to use an integrative approach to therapy – drawing on a variety of models based on the individual’s need. I often find that needs change during the course of therapy, and therefore adapting the therapeutic model to this need is beneficial. I can also work within a specific model as required. The models of therapy that I use are: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Narrative therapy and systemic approaches.
I specialise in the treatment of both children and adults with long term health conditions, providing support to the adjustment of an illness and the impact it can have on quality of life. I also work with children and adults with anxiety disorders, depression, stress and low self-esteem. I can also provide parenting support to families. The aim of my work is to support individuals in developing their resilience and skills base in order to manage their difficulties on their own in the long term.
I also have training and expertise in providing diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Conditions for children and adolescents. This includes using NICE recommended approaches such as an observation of the young person, in addition to a structured interview with parents, and sourcing information from another knowledgeable informant.