- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Schema focused therapy
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a London-based Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience working in specialist NHS services. I am experienced in supporting people to overcome a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, low self-esteem, depressed mood, stress, anger issues and relationship problems. I specialise in working with people with complex emotional needs and those experiencing distress in the context of a physical health problem.
What is Psychological Therapy?
Therapy is a process of self-discovery, which often starts with a person seeking relief from distress. I take great care to create an environment of compassion, safety and empathy to gently support a person to make sense of their difficulties and work towards desired change. Therapy can take different forms to help someone to reach their individual goals, including working through painful issues with the support of a sensitive therapist, supporting the discovery of meaning and self-identity, creating solutions to specific problems or formulating ways to move towards behavioural change.�
What you can expect:
We would work together to build a shared understanding of the concerns you have brought to therapy, to help you build on your strengths, gain a greater sense of agency over your choices, and build inner resiliency and self-compassion. We would draw on a range of therapeutic approaches as useful to you, to create a space which fosters self-awareness and facilitates change through this understanding. We also know that each person's past, especially their developmental years, will have a bearing on their present-day experience. This does not mean that we only talk about the past or that every therapy needs to be long-term, but this aspect of your experience will be gently drawn upon, at a pace that fits for you, to better understand the difficulties you are facing and facilitate change in the 'here and now'.�
My qualifications and experience:
After working clinically in the NHS for several years, I graduated from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, in 2012 with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have since worked at the National Adult ADHD service at the Maudsley, in integrated adult psychological therapy teams and specialist services for people with difficulties associated with a personality disorder. I have also been fortunate enough to work in well-renowned acute health hospitals,�supporting people suffering from distress in the context of physical health difficulties, and currently work as a Principal Clinical Psychologist providing supervision, training and consultation to NHS and voluntary care staff.
I have extensive experience of using a range of psychotherapeutic approaches with individuals, using both brief and longer-term therapeutic models. Most of my work has focused on supporting adults, from 16 years old to the older generation, and my work is informed by cognitive-behavioural, schema-informed and compassion-focused principles. I have also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. I use these approaches because they are evidence-based and shown to be effective with a wide range of presenting concerns and mental health problems. I additionally hold formal accreditation as a Schema Therapist, and I am registered with the International Society of Schema Therapy.�
As a qualified clinical psychologist, I operate under the ethical guidelines stipulated by the British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk) and the Health and Care Professions Council (www.hcpc-uk.org). I undertake regular clinical supervision and continued professional development activities to ensure I am maintaining my knowledge and skills to the highest standard.
Areas of interest
Anxiety (including panic, worry and OCD); Depressed Mood; Relationship problems; Anger issues; Bereavement and loss, Eating and body related problems; Low self-esteem, Motivational difficulties; Physical health related distress (including adjustment difficulties); Stress (related to work or other); Trauma related distress (including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: PTSD); ADHD-related concerns
Schema Therapy; Compassion-Focused Therapy; Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy; EMDR