I am a qualified clinical psychologist based in central and south London.
a bit about me
I am a Clinical Psychologist which means that I am trained at doctoral level to deliver evidence based therapy from a wide range of therapeutic models. I am particularly interested in tailoring therapy to the individual, and I can select the ideas from different therapies which will be most helpful to you, providing a bespoke approach.
My training also means that I am qualified to work with lots of different presentations and difficulties. People come to therapy for many different reasons including psychological, emotional, personal and relational problems. Some people also come to therapy without any specific issues and may be more interested in exploring ideas such as identity, childhood and hopes for the future.
I am passionate about working collaboratively, that is, working together to explore and understand the reasons why individuals come to therapy. I find that working in this way provides the firm grounding in the therapeutic relationship, and allows us to start thinking about change and growth.
Therapies I offer
I am trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Systemic Therapy (Family Therapy), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Compassionate Mind Therapy.
I am also influenced by other approaches such as Attachment Theory and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
I believe it is important to appreciate that each individual comes with unique requirements, and I am able to tailor my approach to each client, specific to their needs.
MY Skills and Experience
I have the following qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2005-2008); University of Bournemouth
Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Advice Work, with Distinction (2008-2009); Canterbury Christ Church University
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2011-2014); University of Southampton
I have worked in the NHS for six years, including three years working within specialist CBT services in West Sussex and London. As a result, I have specialised therapy skills in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for a variety of mental health presentations.
Currently I work for a Local Authority in London. I work in Children's Social Care, providing therapy to children, families and parents. In this role I work from a 'systemic' perspective, which means that I can think about how relationships can affect how we feel.
My affiliation with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and confirms the reliability and validity of my qualifications and my professional status, as well as my credibility as a competent and effective Clinical Psychologist.