My qualifications are:
I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults who have been struggling with a wide range of difficulties in inpatient, outpatient and community settings. These include but are not limited to: anxiety, adjustment difficulties, depression, OCD, phobias, panic, stress, self-harm, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, anger, and traumatic experiences. I have a particular interest in working with people living with or adjusting to a physical illness or disability. Alongside working in private practice, I currently work as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Until recently, I have specialised in working with teenagers and adults with cancer, helping patients at all stages of cancer from diagnosis to end of life to cope with their illness. I have recently taken on a new post leading a psychology service that specialises in working with people adjusting to life after limb amputation.
In my clinical practice I like to draw on a range of evidence-based therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). I also personally practice mindfulness and like to incorporate it into my therapeutic work where I feel that it would benefit my clients. Overall, I offer an integrative approach, adapting the way I work according to each individual client’s needs in order to provide a uniquely tailored service. No two individuals are the same and I believe that should be reflected within the therapeutic focus.