A Counselling Psychologist
I have over 20 years of experience working therapeutically with individuals, couples and groups. As a Counselling Psychologist, my experience spans a broad range of settings including the NHS, private mental health organisations, university therapy services and forensic institutions.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to understanding and unpacking your emotions and concerns. Working together we will unpack and consider how your issues started and through this understanding I will help you to accept and move on from your past and enable you to realise you have the power the choose how to live your life. As individuals, I understand we all have different needs and requirements and as such your therapy is tailored to your needs. This includes drawing upon a variety of different therapeutic approaches to inform my practice.
Alongside my private practice I work as a Psychologist for the NHS, specialising in relational issues. Previously, I have provided assessment, training and consultancy to staff working with vulnerable children and worked with those experiencing sexual and identity issues, substance dependency and those displaying antisocial behaviours.
I am registered with a number of private healthcare providers, including BUPA, AXA, Vitality, WPA, Aviva. Please contact me for further information.
My approaches include
Making links between your past and how this influences your present.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
An effective technique proven to address trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
Cognitive-analytic therapy (CAT)
Exploring how past experiences have influenced current thoughts, feelings and behaviours and considering new methods of solving issues and coping with challenges.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
Understanding how your thoughts impact on your feelings and behaviours and learning to manage them.
Compassionate focused therapy (CFT)
Encouraging a compassionate view of self to relieve suffering from self-criticism.
Recognising, understanding and valuing your feelings, in order to create a stronger sense of self.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
Developing awareness of the present, to create a stronger self-awareness and enabling a greater attunement to emotions.