Qualifying in 1992 I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist passionate about helping people to work towards valued and meaningful changes in their psychological well-being, with a strong focus on pragmatic results using focused and evidence -based approaches.
I listen with empathy and without judgement to ensure you feel safe and understood so we can begin to explore what you find difficult. My aims are to help you develop an informed understanding of your situation and to work collaboratively with you to develop strategies and techniques you can apply to improve your psychological well-being.
What I offer
I work with adults and young people aged 17 years plus. Using an evidence-based approach, I draw on a range of therapeutic models, which include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing).
I use a person-centred style, tailoring my approach to the needs of the individual. I will work collaboratively with you to help explore how and why you struggle and enable you to understand and manage these challenges more effectively. As you learn to step back from difficulties and the distress caused you will be better able to discover new choices that can help change your life. These new perspectives will enable you to break free of repeating and unrewarding automatic behaviours and responses.
Areas of specialisation:
- Anxiety, stress, worry
- Depression and low mood
- Trauma and PTSD
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual health and functioning (e.g. difficulties with arousal, sexual satisfaction, sexual pain, sexual assault)
- Social anxiety, confidence building, low self-esteem
- OCD, intrusive thinking
Training & Qualifications
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered and regulated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health Professions Council (HCPC).
Clinical Psychologists will only draw from approaches which are evidence-based and backed by national guidelines and research. Details and the code of practice and ethics to which I adhere may be viewed on the BPS website www.bps.org.uk and the www.hcpc-uk.org.
HCPC Registration: PYL16067
BPS Membership number: 36003
Standard (55 min) session: £100
Extended (90 min) session: £150
I am registered with the following health insurance companies: Aviva, AXA-PPP, BUPA, BUPA global, Cigna, Healix health services, Vitality Health and WPA.