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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Schema focused therapy
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered clinical psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) with over 20 years of experience working with mental health difficulties.
People can experience stress and discomfort with how their life is going. This can be because of past or current experiences or, for some reason they haven't yet been able to identify.
With the right help and support, people can explore their experiences, make sense of them and learn strategies and skills that will help ease their distress, improve their quality of life, and create the future they want and deserve.
Drawing on both Positive and Clinical Psychology, my speciality is helping people make sense of their challenges and find strategies and solutions to manage them more effectively.
As well as improving low mood, self-esteem and confidence, managing emotions more effectively, and reducing anxiety and depression, this helps in letting go of distressing past experiences, breaking negative repeating cycles and creating a future that they feel hopeful, excited and motivated to create.
We all have the desire and potential to achieve our best possible self. However, sometimes, life events make this journey difficult and obstacles can be put in the way.
With my clients, I help turn confusion into clarity and create a plan of how they can go forward with the skills and confidence to overcome the challenges they face be they from the past, present or the future.
Areas of interest
Children aged 5 to 11; Adults; Anger Management; Behavioural Issues; Bereavement; Bipolar Disorder; Borderline Personality; Coping Skills; Depression; Self Esteem; Self-Harming; Sexual Abuse; Sleep or Insomnia; Mood Disorders; Personality Disorders; Anxiety;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
I am interested in combining and integrating applied psychology into practical applications that help individuals improve their quality of life and recover from determinantal experiences.
As well as appearing on radio and writing articles for national magazines I have presented at a number of national and international conferences.
3rd Positive Psychology in Practice Conference. Speaker selection, abstract reviewer and conference chair. (Paris, November 2020).
The SMARTER-life-GROWTH approach: An integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (i-CBT) approach to wellbeing and happiness applied to those experiencing eating disorders. 2nd Positive Psychology in Practice Conference (Utrecht, 2019).
The relationship between positive psychology, coaching and therapeutic approaches to wellbeing and happiness. Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals. 2nd Annual Conference on Integrative Practice (London, 2019).
The SMARTER-life-GROWTH approach to wellbeing and happiness. European Psychiatric Nursing Conference (Paris, 2018).
The use of transdiagnostic themes and the severity and complexity of impact to assist in clinical allocation. Transdiagnostic Approaches to Mental Health at the Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. (University of Cambridge, 2018).
The role of sleep in wellbeing, happiness and success. (Hong Kong, 2018)
The Relationship Between Positive, Coaching and Clinical/Counseling Psychology. 29th World summit on Positive Psychology, Mindfulness & Psychotherapy (New York, 2018).
Applying the Yerkes-Dodson law and essential oils to the regulation of emotions, 29th World summit on Positive Psychology, Mindfulness & Psychotherapy (New York, 2018).
- BSc (Hons) Psychology University of East London 1993
- PhD Applied Cognitive Psychology University of East London 1997
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology Roehampton College, University of Surrey 2002
- DClin Psychol (Doctorate of Clinical Psychology) Southampton University 2006
- MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology University of East London 2016
Affiliations / memberships
BPS Registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist (Membership No: 82496)
BPS Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor
HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Registration No: PYL06062)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (>50)