- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered and BPS accredited) and have had extensive experience in the NHS, private and charity sectors. 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 aim to provide a safe environment in which clients will feel they are able to discuss their issues and worries without judgment. I am a flexible and creative practitioner who brings a containing experience to the therapy. I put the therapeutic relationship at the forefront of the therapy as it is this that can facilitate the most helpful environment, allows the client to just be themselves, and feel like they are having a genuine and honest interaction with the therapist.
I work with adults from various life stages, backgrounds, faiths, and difficulties. Because of this, I aim to provide an integrative approach to tailor the sessions to the individual and that takes elements from several therapeutic approaches such as Humanistic Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness.
In sessions we would look at not only what is going on for the client currently but take into account where they have come from in their backgrounds and history and also what their goals and aspirations are for the future. Sessions would take the form of discussions between the therapist and client to understand the issues and worries better and can also include some psycho-educational learning and teaching of skills for specific issues.
I have worked for many years in mental health and also special needs. Since 2012, I have worked in the charity sector, private sector, and within the NHS. I have worked in two community mental health and recovery services (CMHRS) within the NHS as well as an inpatient hospital within the private sector. This has allowed me to have experience across a variety of diagnoses and presentations.
I have a special interest and expertise in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals especially with gender related issues.
I abide by the code of ethics, conduct and professional practice stated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
• Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (PsychD, University of Surrey).
• BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Exeter).
Areas of interest
Patients - 18 years and over.
Specific conditions or issues treated:
Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Depression, LGBTQ+ Issues, Personality Disorders, Gender Identity Dysphoria, Emotional Difficulties/Dysregulation, Relationship Issues, Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), Life Transitions, Low Self-Esteem, Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings, Self-Harm, and Work Related Issues.
A treatment plan is mutually agreed depending on the needs of the patient and can include any of the following modalities of therapy:
Humanistic Person Centred Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - e.g. Five Factor model, Behavioural Activation, Assertiveness skills, Boundaries, Thought Diaries, Unhelpful Thinking Styles, etc.
Dialectical- Behavioural Therapy (DBT) - Interpersonal Effectiveness skills, Emotion Regulation skills, Mindfulness skills, and Distress Tolerance skills.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (>50)