- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a friendly ‘easy to talk to’ compassionate psychologist - A British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC audit approved, June 2019), with over 15 years’ experience in psychological settings (8 years post qualification).
I have been awarded a title of Doctor of Health Psychology, having completed rigorous training for a minimum of six years. Additionally, I have completed advanced training in therapeutic approaches, I therefore practice as an Integrative Therapist. This means I draw from different therapeutic approaches. I have a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I am a member of worldwide Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS). My understanding of distress considers a person’s biology, psychology and social situations. I do not offer diagnosis or prescribe medication.
I have experience of supporting people recover from trauma, physical health problems and associated emotional distress. I combined mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance-based processes, providing an integrative unique package of skills to offer clients.
My focus is empowering people’s ability to manage their emotional and physical pain, to work with challenges faced, so the quality of their general life and psychological well-being can improve.
The approach I take is a very active form – not just talking about problems. You and I, as a team, will work together to ensure a change to take you in the direction you want to go. The approach I take will enable you to do things that matter most to you even when psychological barriers are present, resulting in improving quality of life, living a more enriched life.
Areas of interest
I have successfully supported clients with many concerns including, but not limited to:
Anxiety; Health Anxiety; Depression; Stress and Tension; Work-Related Stress; Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery; Loss and grief; Long-Term conditions; Chronic pain; Arthritis; Fibromyalgia; Chronic Fatigue; Cancer; Diabetes; Adjustment to illness diagnosis and treatment; Low confidence; self-esteem; Sleep problems; Lifestyle choices; Stopping smoking; reducing alcohol consumption; physical activity, weight management; Interpersonal relationships; effective communication and assertiveness skills; parenting; parent child relationships; I have over 15 years’ experience working with children and families and offer behavioural strategies to help reduce parent-related stress to enhance parent/child relationships and communication.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Rheumatological conditions
- Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology Staffordshire University 2014
- MSc in Health Psychology Staffordshire University 2008
- Bachelor of Science (With Hons) Psychology University of Bolton 2001
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society 2014
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)
Affiliate Psychologist with SCPS Consulting Health Psychology Therapeutic Services
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 - remote - (5-50)
Psychology session - (5-50)