- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Schema focused therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
Welcome to my page. Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I am a consultant counselling psychologist working in the NHS with a small private practice. I have over 12 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including the adult mental health and primary care within the NHS, the non statuary counselling and psychotherapy organisations and the private sector. I provide face to face counselling, psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within a long term and short term capacity. I can also provide therapy in Iranian (Farsi). I have experience of working with couples, adults and teenagers.
I mainly work within a CBT framework but I tend to integrate the CBT model with other approaches such as psychodynamic therapy, Schema focused therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing. As a Counselling Psychologist establishing, maintaining and working with the therapeutic relationship is the main aspects of my practice. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to enhance client�s experience by teaching them strategies to change their thinking and behavioural patterns which are maintaining their presenting problems.
I tend to focus on the here and now but often work with the past if the past gets in the way of progression in the present. I work with diversity and empathise strongly on each person�s unique goals, characteristics and strength. I believe therapy can provide a very unique experience which will be challenging but highly rewarding. Although the improvement is entirely dependent on clients� ability and openness to engage with the therapeutic process. I work with wide range of issues such as depression/low mood, anxiety disorders, PTSD/trauma, self-esteem and relationship issues, stress & performance anxiety, compulsive and addictive behaviours.
In the first session you can expect a diagnostically driven psychological assessment where we discuss your presenting difficulties and goals and aspiration for treatment. I will provide you with a provisional diagnosis and we will jointly review possible treatment options on a short term and long terms basis accordingly. We can then agree on future sessions and treatment plan.
Areas of interest
Trauma/PTSD; Depression ; Anxiety disorders; Anger; Grief/ Bereavement / Loss; Low Self-Esteem; Miscarriage; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Perfectionism; Relationship - Codependency; Relationship - Communication difficulties; Relationship - Doubt in relationship; Relationship - Infidelity, affairs & betrayals; Relationship - Intimacy; Relationship - Separation & Divorce; Skin/Hair picking (tricotillomania / dermatillomania); Sleep - Problems; Sleep - Insomnia; Career Coaching; Work - General; Work - Bullying; Work - Stress
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
- Physical disability
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (5-50)
Psychology session - remote - (5-50)