- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Behaviour Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I've worked as a clinician and researcher in the NHS, in private practice and for the Medical Research Council. I've also taught various aspects of psychology at the University of Cambridge and for the Open University.
Areas of interest
Anxiety; Depression; Phobias; Panic Disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Stress management; Relationship issues; Parenting skills; Grief and loss; Managing major life transitions.
I welcome adults of all ages, and I can advise parents and other carers of the management of children's mental health.
I generally work short-term, and mainly use a Mindfulness-based CBT approach.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
Benefits of pet ownership
Walking--especially with dogs
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Conversational
- French - Basic
- German - Basic
- Italian - Basic
I have been a regular columnist offering psychological advice in the Guardian, The Times,
the Telegraph, and the Daily Mail and in Psychologies magazine.
I'm the author of five self-help books on stress management, parenting skills, and Mindfulness.
I'm the psychology expert for netmums website.
Courses offered to GPs
Maintaining work-life balance
- M.Phil. Clinical Psychology Institute of Psychiatry, University of London 1980
- M.A. Developmental Psychology Harvard 1977
- M.A. Creative Writing Bath Spa University 2016
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Practitioner Psychologist Health and Care Professions Council 2022
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist British Psychological Society 2022
- Associate Fellow British Psychological Society 2022
Affiliations / memberships
Health and Care Professions Council
British Psychological Society
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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.