I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I currently work part-time in the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist.
My aim is to provide a safe space and supportive guidance for you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I bring a warm, grounded and compassionate approach to psychological therapy.
I work with people experiencing a range of emotional and psychological challenges including: depression; anxiety and worry; shame and self-criticism; low self-esteem; body image issues; OCD and intrusive thoughts; trauma and abuse; codependency, attachment and relationship difficulties; anger and irritability; self-harm and suicidal thoughts; impulsive behaviours; emotion regulation difficulties; loss and grief; identity and adjustment. I’m particularly interested in helping people to live in alignment with their values and bring more joy into everyday life. I have experience working therapeutically on the above difficulties with people with ADHD and on the autism spectrum (ASC).
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) or work more integratively, drawing on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT). My approach to therapy is highly individualised, whilst drawing from the evidence base and guidance for best practice.
What to expect
The first phase of therapy is about building up an understanding of how the difficulties developed, what keeps them going and the person’s strengths and areas of resilience. I work collaboratively to identify what someone would like to get out of therapy and the kind of therapy most likely to be of benefit.
Some people may wish to do relatively short-term work (e.g. 6-20 sessions) with a more focused, goal-oriented and structured approach. Others may find a longer-term exploratory therapy beneficial. This will depend on the type of problem, duration and severity. It’s often helpful to check-in about how someone is finding therapy and review their goals on a regular basis, in order to get the most out of the sessions.
Training & Qualifications
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Foundation Course Sussex Mindfulness Centre 2021
- Mentalisation-based Treatment: Practitioner level Anna Freud Centre 2017
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Essentials Association for Psychological Therapy 2016
- Compassion Focused Therapy: Advanced Skills Compassionate Mind Foundation 2015
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of Leicester 2015
- Psychology BSc (Hons) Newcastle University 2008
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