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I am a fully qualified Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years experience of working both in the NHS and private practice. Prior to undergoing my training as a Clinical Psychologist in 2004, I had known for many years that I wanted to work professionally with people to support, encourage, develop and help them to overcome the wide range of mental pain and suffering that can result from adversity and the challenges of life. I approached this from the position that we are all human and susceptible to the emotional impact of life's challenges and difficulties.
I developed a passion for reducing the stigma attached to mental health problems and in offering good quality evidence based interventions for people suffering with these difficulties so that suffering need not be in vain. I believe that mental health difficulties needn’t be the thing that stops you living your life, and that with the right encouragement, understanding and support can be a hugely important developmental step leading to greater personal growth.
I offer a non judgmental approach based on the core principal of acceptance and respect. I believe each person has their own individual set of characteristics, personality and life experiences that make us uniquely and wonderfully who we are. I endeavor to encourage people to see their inner wisdom and qualities in the midst of what can sometimes seem like hopeless circumstances. I aim to build on your strengths whilst sitting along side you through your difficulties. I believe that there is always hope and that change is possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have a D.Clin.Psy. Prior to obtaining this I completed a BA in Psychology.
As a Clinical Psychologist I have had experience of undergoing training and working with a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches. These include, Psycho-dynamically informed therapy, CBT, Compassionate Focused Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy and EMDR.
Areas of interest
-Adults and young adults 17 years +
-Complex Trauma and PTSD
-Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
-All ranges of mental health difficulties
- D.Clin.Psych (Doctor in Clinical Psychology) Lancaster University 2007
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (5-50)