I am a qualified clinical psychologist drawing on a range of psychological models to help individuals live more fully and I hope suffer less. My main focus is one-to-one, couple and family work, with the aim of working together to improve your quality of life and meet your goals, whether the issue be within your relationship, anxiety, depression, behavioural or addiction.
I have over 10 years therapy experience of working in the NHS and am registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health Professions Council (regulating body for Clinical Psychologists).
I work with clients with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, mood swings, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour, difficulties in social situations, anger management issues, stress management, bereavement, postnatal depression, relationship issues and family problems. I also have also supported people with the social and psychological effects of medical conditions such as chronic pain and life changing diagnoses. I have a specialist interest in Perinatal Psychology and supporting parents and families with the challenges they may experience as a result of the transition into parenthood.
Many of my clients come with a question about life – a feeling of stuckness, lack of purpose, longing for things to be different or a struggle to adjust to life changes. I provide individual therapy in my private practice to support people with these difficulties
The beauty of clinical psychology is that therapists are trained to work from a number of therapy models which allows for an integrative approach with therapy being created anew for each and every individual.
I have experience of working with individuals using a range of specialist therapeutic interventions, guided by the current evidence base. The approaches that I draw from include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness Approaches, and Solution Focused Therapy. I am also mindful of the impact families and wider social systems can have on an individual and the importance of understanding psychological problems within these contexts, and therefore I also value the importance of approaches such as cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), Systemic Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I am a creative person and feel it is important to be flexible, adapt models and tailor approaches to meet the needs of an individual and their context.
- Bachelors degree in Applied Psychology (BSc)
- Masters in Clinical Forensic Psychology (MSc)
- Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol.)
Types of Clients
I work across the lifespan with children, young people, adults and older adults. Therapy can be on a one-to-one basis or with couples and families.
I ensure that all my clients experience my private practice as respectful, compassionate and safe. To do so, I ensure that our work is collaborative, transparent and that you are put at the centre of your therapy. Alongside this, I ensure confidentiality and safeguarding policies as is required of me as a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Most of my private clients receive short- or medium-term therapy at a frequency of one session a week. These sessions may take a more structured approach with a particular problem or goal that an individual would like to work on. However, sessions can also be far more explorative in nature, for example examining stories we tell ourselves, and our relationship patterns. Such work can help shift patterns we continuously get stuck in to give renewed creativity and interest in life and its possibilities.
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