Type of Therapy
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist offering a range of therapeutic models including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy.
About Me & How I Work
I understand that therapy can sometimes feel daunting and uncertain, and I believe that finding the right fit therapist is therefore key to it being helpful. I use a collaborative and formulation driven approach to my therapeutic work, which means that we will work together to understand your difficulties and your goals for therapy, and decide together the best treatment plan. I offer a non-judgemental and compassionate approach, encouraging openness, acceptance and willingness to make changes to unhelpful patterns that may have emerged. Having worked in diverse NHS teams for over 10 years, I enjoy working with people from all backgrounds with a range of problems. I have experience in a number of therapeutic models, and have particular interest and specialist training in mindfulness based approaches and schema therapy. At the core of all my work is to help the client find a way to make their lives feel meaningful and in line with their values. I offer a free telephone consultation initially, to enable us to decide whether I am likely to be the best fit therapist for you, or whether someone with different training or a different approach may feel more suitable.
Areas I Work With
• Generalised Anxiety • Social Anxiety • Panic Attacks • Phobias • Low mood • Emotional instability • Anger • Stress • Trauma/ PTSD • Psychosis • Bipolar Disorder • Relationship difficulties
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey, where I trained in working with people across the life span, with a range of problems and therapeutic models. After my doctoral training I worked in the NHS for several years with people with complex mental health difficulties and received further training in CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Schema Therapy. I am registered with the Health Care Professions Councils and am Chartered with the British Psychological Society.
£120 per 50 minute session I am registered with most major health insurers.