I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered and BPS accredited) and have had extensive experience in the NHS, private and charity sectors. I provide a safe environment in which clients will feel able to discuss their issues and worries without judgment. I put the therapeutic relationship at the forefront of the therapy as it facilitates the most supportive environment and helps the client to feel like they are having a genuine and honest interaction with the therapist. I have a particular interest in working with clients who struggle to regulate their emotions and with clients from the LGBTQIA+ community.
What I offer
I work with a variety of clients in various stages of their lives from a range of religious, social and cultural backgrounds. The client and I would work collaboratively together to create a treatment plan tailored to the individual including their type of therapy, length of treatment, and goals.
The first session would be an initial assessment to discuss why the individual has come to therapy, their historical background, what their therapy goals are, what therapy might look like and whether this is the right treatment for them. I normally recommend around 6 sessions which we would review later on and they have the option to continue if we felt they would benefit from continuing.
Engaging in therapy is a highly personal experience which involves a lot of trust on the client’s part. Finding the right therapist for an individual can be a bit anxiety provoking as they will want to find the one that is safe, confidential, professional, well-trained, they can have a good therapeutic relationship with, and who works well for them.
I am an integrative practitioner which means I have been trained in several therapeutic modalities which include Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and cater the therapy to the needs of the client from within these modalities. This enables me to hear what the clients needs are, help them prioritise those needs, and suggest a treatment plan informed by these practices.
Areas of specialisation:
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- LGBTQIA+ (specifically with transgender patients)
- Eating Disorders
Training & Qualifications
I started my training with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Exeter and then went on to do my doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology from the University of Surrey. Since I graduated, I have worked in the NHS, Private and Charity sectors and have seen clients from a vast range of backgrounds, ages, and presentations. I have been working with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder for nearly a decade and have extensive training in Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT).